NHL playoffs betting excitement cannot be matched when a game 7 takes place with the hockey playoffs odds, especially with a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals at stake.
The Boston Bruins will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 7 of their Eastern Conference Finals series. The winner of this game will face the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals. Puck drop for this matchup is set for 8 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds so be sure to open your account today!
Tampa Bay was able to stay alive and avoid elimination with a 5-4 home win over the Bruins in game 6 as the game soared over the total of 5.5. Teddy Purcell and Martin St. Louis had 2 goals each for the Lightning to spark the win while goaltender Dwayne Roloson had 16 saves on 20 Boston shots to improve his playoff record to 10-4-1 with the hockey odds.
Boston goaltender Tim Thomas had a frustrating night in which he slammed his stick against the goal pipes as he allowed 5 goals on 26 Shots by Tampa Bay.
St. Louis has been a key hockey betting asset for the Lighting as he has 10 goals and 10 assists and has the experience of having played for the Lightning in 2004 when they won the Stanley Cup title. Another Lightning hero, Vincent Lecavalier, has 6 goals and 13 assists.
Boston has been led by Nathan Horton as he has 7 goals and 9 assists while David Krejci has 10 goals and 6 assists. Thomas has been solid in the playoffs with a 2.42 goals against average.
Boston has won 6 of their last 9 games with Tampa Bay as the series has gone over the total in 8 of the last 12 meetings. Tampa Bay has really struggled at Boston with just 4 wins in their last 20 visits as just 2 of the last 7 games between these teams in Boston have gone under the total.
Tampa has a NHL playoffs betting record of 1-2 at Boston in this series with 2 out of the 3 games going over the total.