The Boston Bruins can be the first team to book their place in the Conference Finals tonight as they go for a 4-0 sweep against the New York Rangers.
In the Bruins' most recent victory on Tuesday they were able to assume control at a desperate Madison Square Garden. New York Rangers did raise the energy levels to try and salvage something, but sadly their offence just hasn't cut it and Boston made them pay.
If the Rangers had been unfortunate to lose you could see a way back for them, the truth is they've only ever really landed glancing blows. Three wins in, surely the Bruins are great value for a fourth out at 2.80.
A huge upset looks a genuine possibility in the West as the Detroit Red Wings can take a 3-1 series lead against the top seeded Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago look rattled too, their stars have suddenly been extinguished with only Patrick Kane scoring for them over the last two games. Opposing head coaches Joel Quenneville and Mike Babcock are now tied for most playoff wins active in the NHL at 77, I'm siding with the Red Wings putting Babcock into an outright lead tonight. After two superb performances, take Detroit to scoop another home victory at 2.80.
LA and San Jose's power struggle continues, both clubs have won their two home games and the series is tied at 2-2. Heading back to Staples Center the Kings need to arrest the Sharks' momentum and find their scoring touch. Only one contest so far has broken the three goals mark so it looks solid to take on under 4.5 total tallies at 1.82.
San Jose found success this way during the regular season so it's not out of character for them to win low scoring games even though they possess plenty of skilled forwards. Again on the back of consecutive wins the Sharks are well worth taking on to steal a march at 2.30 including overtime.
Best Bet: San Jose Sharks to win including overtime at 2.30