Stanley Cup Playoffs: One More Game 7 in San Jose

One more Game 7 awaits before the conference semifinals, as the Avalanche head to San Jose with hopes to spring another upset. Colorado Avalanche (+120) at San Jose Sharks (-140), 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN Colorado may be an underdog, but there are some things to like about the Avalanche. They have momentum after an overtime win in Game 6, and some trends also point to Colorado. The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games. They're 13-3 playing on [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday NHL Preview

The Bruins and the Sharks can close out their series in Game 6 tonight, while the Blue Jackets and Avalanche are fighting to force a Game 7. Boston Bruins (+105) at Columbus Blue Jackets (-125), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN Columbus is 8-2 in its last 10 home games, but they could have some trouble keeping their Stanley Cup hopes alive in Game 6. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last six playoff games as a favorite. Boston is 5-2 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Saturday NHL Preview

A pair of crucial Game 5 matchups are on the docket tonight in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as both the Blue Jackets-Bruins and Avalanche-Sharks series are tied at 2-2. Columbus Blue Jackets (+120) at Boston Bruins (-140), 7:15p.m. ET, NBCSN The Bruins have gone 32-11-3-1 at home, and Boston appears set to take charge. The Game 5 key will be how Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask plays. Rask stopped 39 of the Blue Jackets' 40 shots in Game 4. If he [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Thursday Night NHL Preview

A pair of Game 4 matchups loom in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday, as the Boston Bruins look to get out of Columbus with a split, while the Colorado Avalanche will look to even its series with the Sharks at home. Boston Bruins (-105) at Columbus Blue Jackets (-115), 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN After a 3-2 overtime Game 1 win, the Bruins have fallen behind 2-1 in the series, and the Blue Jackets will look to take a commanding [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday Night NHL Preview

Both Tuesday night matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs are crucial Game 3 tilts, with each team seeking a 2-1 advantage. After splits at home the Boston Bruins head to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets and the San Jose Sharks hit the road to take on the Colorado Avalanche. Boston Bruins (+105) at Columbus Blue Jackets (-125), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Bruins and Blue Jackets have played a couple of overtime games, with each team winning once. The [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Friday Night NHL Preview

The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs heats up Friday night with two matchups. the Carolina Hurricanes hit the road to take on the New York Islanders, while the San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche. Carolina Hurricanes (+115) at New York Islanders (-140), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Hurricanes not only came back from a 2-0 series deficit to take down the defending champion Washington Capitals in seven games, but also rallied in Game 7 itself. Down 3-1 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Friday Night NHL Preview

The Maple Leafs hope to shake the Drake curse in Boston, while the Bruins try to tighten up their performance and will look to take the lead over Toronto. Calgary's top players are nowhere to be found, as the Avalanche starts to melt the Flames' hope of winning the series. I wish Toronto fans would be more accountable for their team. The Canadian internet lit up, playing the Drake blame game, after the Maple Leafs’ 6-4 loss to the Bruins [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wednesday Night NHL Preview

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue Wednesday, as Boston battles Toronto, Nashville takes on Dallas, and the Flames hit enemy ice against the Avalanche. (3) Boston Bruins +105 at (5) Toronto Maple Leafs -125 (7 p.m. ET) In what is shaping up as the most competitive first-round series, the Bruins could either tie it up 2-2 in Game 4, or Toronto could take a commanding 3-1 lead. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2 in Game 3. Toronto can pretty much [...]

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 [...]