NHL Finals Preview – Game 1 – St Louis Blues at Boston Bruins

The St. Louis Blues battle the Boston Bruins in Game 1 at the TD Garden on Monday, May 27. St. Louis Blues (+125) at Boston Bruins (-155), 8:00 p.m. ET, NBC NHL Free Pick: Boston Bruins -155 The St. Louis Blues stopped the San Jose Sharks 5-1 at home in Game 6 on May 21. By winning Game 6, the Blues won the series and begin their quest for the Stanley Cup on Monday, May 27. The first game takes [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Bruins

Columbus Blue Jackets (-125) vs. Boston Bruins (+105) Game time: Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. ET Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Where to watch: NBCSN Series: Boston leads 3-2 Game Analysis Coming off a 4-3 near-comeback loss at Boston in Game 5, the Blue Jackets head home to face the Bruins in Game 6. On Saturday, Columbus fought hard in the third period to offset a 3-1 deficit, only to watch its rally fall flat, as Bruins right winger David [...]

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: NHL Saturday Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins face off, and the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues go at it, in a pair of Game 2 NHL matchups Saturday. Dallas Stars (+120) at St. Louis Blues (-140), 3 p.m. ET, NBC St. Louis will look to make it three wins in a row. The key for the Blues could again be top goal scorer Vladimir Tarasenko, whose two goals were the difference in a 3-2 Game 1 win. The [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Begins Thursday

The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs kicks off Thursday, when the Columbus Blue Jackets battle the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars take on the St. Louis Blues.  Columbus Blue Jackets (+125) at Boston Bruins (-150), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Blue Jackets entered the playoffs one of the longest shots on the board, largely because their first-round opponent was the top team regular-season team in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Columbus entered the playoffs one of [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 1 NHL Action

It didn’t take long for the NHL playoff picture to change drastically. Heading into the postseason, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 favorite to win the Stanley Cup after locking up the Presidents’ Trophy in mid-March. Now facing a sweep at the hands of the wild-card Blue Jackets, the Lightning desperately need a win on the road in Columbus. Tampa Bay’s chances of coming all the way back to advance to the next round are incredibly low. Only four times in [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday Night NHL Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are on the cusp of a surprise sweep, as the wild-card team takes on preseason Stanley Cup favorite Tampa Bay in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets edged Tampa Bay 4-3 in the first game of the series before decimating the Lightning 5-1 in Game 2. Now, in their second home game of the series, the Blue Jackets hope to notch one final victory to secure their first playoff series win in franchise history. [...]