NHL Betting: Canucks v Kings, Flyers v Penguins and Senators v Rangers


It's supposed to be an advantage playing on home ice, but during these NHL play-offs home support doesn't seem to be helping teams pick up wins. The away team has come out on top in every game over the last two nights and plenty of times in the week before that as well. 

Nobody knows that more than the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks, who both dropped the first two games of their series in their own arena and after a third loss could be eliminated if they fail to produce again tonight. These are two proud teams that will not want to be swept 4-0 so expect them to come out with intensity. 

Pittsburgh will have to do without Aaron Asham and more significantly James Neal who have both been suspended for dubious hits in Game 3. Their opponents Philadelphia have no such worries, they know they've gotten in to the heads of the Penguins and intend to press home their advantage. Philly are 2.35 to clinch the series in regulation. 

For the Canucks, it is a case of solving the problem of Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick, who has been dominant in the three games so far. This was especially true in the Kings' 1-0 win on Sunday where Vancouver mustered twice the shots LA managed and still couldn't score. You can get 2.70 on the Canucks finally getting a win. 

The other game of the night is the Ottawa Senators hosting the New York Rangers. There's a lot on the line here too, as the Senators really need to tie the series and stop New York taking a commanding 3-1 lead. The Rangers start as slight favourites, but Ottawa are 2.70 for an upset. 

Best Bet: Philadelphia Flyers to win in regulation at 2.35