Sportsbooks For NHL Playoffs

The passion, the fury, the intensity. There is nothing in sports that compares to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Four rounds to earn the right to lift Lord Stanley’s mug, every series of each round a best-of-seven war. You don’t win the Stanley Cup as much as you surrender your blood, sweat and tears in order to garner the chance to say that you are a champion. To win the Stanley Cup is to have your mettle tested to its utmost Every player on the winning team gets their named inscribed on the base of the Cup because after what they’ve been through, they deserve it.

Best NHL Playoff Sportsbook Odds

The lure of the Stanley Cup is its lore. Players will play with broken bones – in the 1964 Stanley Cup final, Toronto defenseman Bob Baun scored an overtime winner playing on a broken ankle. [+]

Detroit’s Brent Gilchrist skated through the 1998 playoffs with a groin torn so badly that eventually the muscle was pulled completely off the bone. Often, the next stop for a player from a winning squad following the Stanley Cup parade is a trip to the hospital.

While players are willing to sacrifice it all in order to win the Cup, thankfully wagering on Stanley Cup games isn’t nearly as painful a process. If you follow along during the course of a series, patterns will become obvious as one team exacts its will on the other, and that’s when the smart money is played.

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playoff - week-1
Match day
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Away Score Home Money Line
Wednesday 10 April
FT Jackets 4 - 3 Tampa Bay Lightning +205 -227
AOT Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 4 New York Islanders -105 -105
FT St. Louis Blues 2 - 1 Winnipeg Jets +100 -108
FT Dallas Stars 3 - 2 Nashville Predators +136 -149
FT Knights 2 - 5 San Jose Sharks +112 -123
Thursday 11 April
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Boston Bruins +123 -135
Carolina Hurricanes 19:30 Washington Capitals +127 -141
Colorado Avalanche 22:00 Calgary Flames +165 -179
Friday 12 April
Jackets 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning +222 -250
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:30 New York Islanders -120 +110
St. Louis Blues 21:30 Winnipeg Jets +104 -115
Knights 22:30 San Jose Sharks +115 -127
Saturday 13 April
Carolina Hurricanes 15:00 Washington Capitals
Dallas Stars 18:00 Nashville Predators +136 -149
Toronto Maple Leafs 20:00 Boston Bruins
Colorado Avalanche 22:30 Calgary Flames
Sunday 14 April
New York Islanders 12:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning 19:00 Jackets
Winnipeg Jets 19:30 St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks 22:00 Knights

How To Make Money Betting On NHL Playoffs

If you want to succeed betting on the Stanley Cup playoffs, doing your homework is of paramount importance. Fortunately, if you are willing to put the time in there’s plenty of data available for your perusal.

For example, prior to a series, study the recent history of the two teams in head-to-head meetings. Is either team showing dominance over the other? Do one team’s group of core players put up significant numbers against their next playoff opponent? Generally, that sort of output isn’t a coincidence. 

Some teams are better suited for playing a long, drawn-out series than others. Big, heavy teams with skill will almost always get the better of a smaller skilled team in a playoff series.

And always know your goaltenders. Goalies with a tradition of taking their game up a notch in the playoffs can make the difference in a closely matched series.