4-1 down in Game 7 with 15 minutes to go, the Boston Bruins should be done for the summer, rather than facing the New York Rangers tonight.
They are here though, courtesy of that remarkable comeback completed by Patrice Bergeron, scoring the tying goal with less than a minute left, before netting the overtime winner as well.
Meanwhile, the Rangers were sauntering to a 5-0 victory in their Game 7 with Washington, which means Henrik Lundqvist has now gone 120 minutes without conceding.
Considerable injuries to Boston's blueline is putting extra responsibility on captain Zdeno Chara. He's been typically excellent but at times has been required to play over half the game.
What typifies the Rangers commitment is their willingness to block shots. It takes some heart to throw yourself in front of Chara's 110mph+ blasts and you know that his opposing skipper Ryan Callahan is going to be first to sacrifice himself. I like New York's chances in this series, take them for the upset at 2.85.
Jonathan Quick led his Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 victory in Game 1 against the San Jose Sharks. Last year's play-off MVP fought off a late siege to preserve his shutout.
A worrying start for the Sharks then, though the number of chances they had must give them belief that the goals will come.
Slava Voynov is playing a huge part for the Kings. The defenceman's three goals have all been game winners and with Voynov on the ice his team are yet to concede in the post-season.
Surprisingly few penalties were handed out and I'm sure LA would like to keep it that way to avoid San Jose's dangerous powerplay.
The Sharks only indiscretion was Raffi Torres' high hit on Jarret Stoll. As a repeat offender a suspension may well rule him out of the rest of the series. It's now five straight wins for the Kings, so back them once again at 2.10.
Best Bet: New York Rangers to win at 2.85
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