NHL Betting: Ducks to clip Wings tonight


Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers have managed to wrestle the momentum from Washington and could tie the series with a win at MSG tonight. 

It wasn't easy as the Capitals came out fast in Game 3, but by going hard to the net they finally managed to get some success against Braden Holtby. Defenceman Marc Staal's return to the New York line-up was a huge to lift. He'll log even more ice time against Washington's biggest threats tonight as he is eased back in. 

Up front the Rangers' most potent combo of Rick Nash and Derek Stepan combined for the timely winner last time out, but that's been their only contribution and they need more from them to push on further. Overall, Washington are still good value for the win here at 3.00.

It's been all home wins so far with the St Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings, after LA's win on Monday the match-up is level at two games apiece. Each has decided by a single goal and it's looking increasingly likely that they'll go the distance to Game 7. 

Whoever does emerge victorious looks a solid bet to make a deep run, although we finally saw some goals in the last outing, these are two tough teams to break down. Stick with the home team trend and take St Louis at 2.30.

Another finely balanced series is going on between the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings, as they head back to California for Game 5. 

Detroit's grit in overtime continues to serve them well, as their two wins have come in that fashion, though when Anaheim have played to their full potential they've found them difficult to stop. 

Both powerplay units have been effective, so whoever tightens up and starts giving up fewer man advantage opportunities will see a huge benefit. The Ducks have been doing most of their good work in the final period, outscoring the Red Wings 9-3 in the final frame, so watch out for a late charge. Back the Ducks with a -1.5 handicap at 3.15.

Best Bet: Anaheim Ducks to win with -1.5 handicap at 3.15

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