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: Tuesday NHL Preview

A couple Game 7s are on the docket Tuesday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs battle the Boston Bruins and the Vegas Golden Knights take on the San Jose Sharks. Toronto Maple Leafs (+120) at Boston Bruins (-140), 4 p.m., NBCSN When the season started, the Maple Leafs weren't known as a defense-first team, and they didn't change anyone's mind during the season. They finishing 20th in goals allowed (3.04), 28th in shots allowed (33.4), and tied for 16th in penalty-kill [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]