Three games on the schedule tonight all from matchups currently tied at a win each heading in to Game 3.
Boston and Washington have somewhat surprisingly played out two very low scoring games so far, with both being decided in overtime. This has largely been down to the play of both goalies who, in 144 minutes of hockey, have each only let two pucks past them. That said, both offenses will be looking to step up and since the Bruins have been getting more shots off so far, they could well take this one at 2.40.
The St Louis Blues shutout the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night despite losing first choice goaltender Jaroslav Halak to injury midway through the second period; the equally impressive Brian Elliott stepping in to see the game out. That game ended tastily too, with 88 penalty minutes assessed for players’ parts in a brawl as the final horn sounded. It sets up what could be a feisty start at the puck drop tonight, with odds of 2.35 on over 1.5 goals in the first period.
Ottawa produced a great display to earn a win at Madison Square Garden to even things up against the New York Rangers; they tied the game in the last five minutes of the third period before Chris Neil struck quickly in overtime. The top seeded Rangers will look to lift their game and if they can do that, they will be too strong for Ottawa; odds of 2.40 for NY to win in regulation.
Best Bet: Boston Bruins to win in regulation at 2.40.