Oilers and Stars continue to move up Stanley Cup odds board

In this week's edition of our Stanley Cup odds update, we profile a pair of West Coast underdogs hoping to hoist Lord Stanley’s hardware in the spring.

Lightning favored to win 2020 Stanley Cup despite playoff collapse

The 2019-20 National Hockey League season is set to begin in just a couple weeks, and teams have rebuilt and reloaded to make a run at Lord Stanley’s Cup. We examine one of the favorites along with two other contenders that you should look to challenge for the Cup this season.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Stars, Blues Not Strangers to Game 7

Dallas Stars (+140) at St. Louis Blues (-165) Game time: Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Mo. Where to watch: NBCSN Series: Tied 3-3 Game Analysis The fourth Game 7 of the NHL postseason is Tuesday night, when the St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars. As history indicates, the decisive Western conference matchup is a virtual toss-up. Since 2015 the road team has won half of the last 20 Game 7s in the NHL postseason, but in [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Stars and Blues in Game 7

For the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, it all comes down to Game 7 on Tuesday night at the Enterprise Center, with a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals on the line. Dallas Stars (+120) at St. Louis Blues (-140), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN The Stars and Blues will dance for the final time in Game 7 Tuesday night. Dallas could have ended the series in Game 6, but St. Louis had other ideas and dominated the Stars 4-1 [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wednesday NHL Preview

Game 3 of the Islanders-Hurricanes series and Game 4 of the Blues-Stars series take place Wednesday night. Both Carolina and St. Louis will look to take commanding leads. New York Islanders (+115) at Carolina Hurricanes (-135), 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN Game 3 is a must win for the Islanders. Down 2-0 in the series, New York outshot Carolina 27-18 in Game 2, but couldn't get the puck past Carolina goaltender Petr Mrazek more than once in a 2-1 loss Sunday. [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday Night NHL Preview

With their series even at 1-1, the St. Louis Blues head to American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday for Game 3 against the Stars. St. Louis Blues (+100) at Dallas Stars (-115), 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN Dallas came out swinging in Game 2 and scored three goals in the first 15 minutes of play. St. Louis outscored the Stars the rest of the way, but couldn't recover from the early barrage. Dallas went 26-15-2-1 at home during the regular [...]

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: 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: 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 [...]