Stanley Cup Playoffs: Hurricanes and Capitals Meet in Game 7

After two thrilling Game 7 NHL matchups Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals will square off for a third Wednesday. Carolina Hurricanes (+125) at Washington Capitals (-150), 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN This first-round series has followed a specific pattern. The home team has won every game. How can the Hurricanes break the home-ice advantage pattern? Carolina appears to be most effective when they're the aggressor. The Hurricanes will want to try and overwhelm Washington goalie Braden Holtby with shots the [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday NHL Preview

In a pair of Game 6 matchups Monday, the defending champion Washington Capitals battle the Carolina Hurricanes on the road, while the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators. Washington Capitals (+105) at Carolina Hurricanes (-120), 7 p.m. ET After jumping out to a 2-0 series lead, it appeared Washington was headed for a sweep, but now the Caps are in a tough fight. The Hurricanes bounced back with 5-0 and 2-1 victories, but Washington ripped away momentum with a 6-0 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Thursday NHL Matchups

The Stanley Cup Playoffs provide three crucial matchups Thursday night. Defending champion Washington will try to regroup after a loss to Carolina in Game 3, the St. Louis Blues take on the Jets in Winnipeg and the San Jose Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights. (2) Washington Capitals +105 at (7) Carolina Hurricanes -125 (7 p.m. ET) After a 4-2 Game 1 win and a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 2, the Capitals appeared destined to make quick work of [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday NHL Matchups

The Stanley Cup playoffs roll along with four fantastic matchups Monday. Boston resumes its first-round series with Toronto, while Nashville and Dallas throw down in Big D, and the Calgary-Colorado and Washington-Carolina series continue. Check out the odds, analysis, and free picks for Monday night’s NHL games. (3) Boston Bruins +100 at (5) Toronto Maple Leafs -115 (7 p.m. ET) The first couple games in this series were opposites of each other. In Game 1, Toronto dominated Boston 4-1. The [...]

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs First-Round Preview

The first round of the NHL's 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs starts Wednesday. Check out BetAmerica odds for first-round series winners, along with analysis and free picks. Wednesday Games (6) Pittsburgh Penguins -145 vs. (4) New York Islanders +120 Pittsburgh seems to be favored over the Islanders on reputation. For most of the regular season, the Islanders held a lead in the Metropolitan Division. It was only in the month of March that Washington overtook them. New York also ended the [...]