NHL Betting: Florida Panthers v New Jersey Devils


The Florida Panthers have the advantage over the New Jersey Devils going into Game 6, they lead the series 3-2 after winning at home three nights ago. Jose Theodore picked up an unlikely shutout in that victory, and it means that the Panthers can go to the Prudential Center with the knowledge that they'll get another chance to clinch on home ice. The Devils don't have that second chance, so the pressure is well and truly upon them tonight.

Sean Bergenheim seems to thrive in a playoff environment, he was impressive as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning's deep run last year and has been influential so far for the Panthers despite poor totals during the regular season. Florida have also gotten big performances from their top two guys, Brian Campbell and Kris Versteeg who both have 4 points in the 5 games. Versteeg is 2.85 to score a point in the game.

Travis Zajac has been leading the way in points for New Jersey, he also has 4 points so far. The Devils star players like Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias have contributed most of their goals but all their guys need to improve on offense if they are to win the two straight games they need to. You can get odds of 3.20 on Kovalchuk picking up 2 or more points.

This will no doubt be an interesting game to watch, as it's tough to call a victor in this one. Florida are far out at 3.30 but have won away in this series, New Jersey are at 2.00 with the crowd behind them.

Best Bet: Florida Panthers to win in regulation at 3.30