NHL Betting: Toronto to ride momentum to series win over Bruins



Two first round series remain undecided, but we'll get some resolution tonight with two Game 7s on the schedule.

On the cusp of completing a remarkable comeback from 3-1 down are the Toronto Maple Leafs, and to do it against long-time rivals the Boston Bruins would surely make it extra special. Last night's clash went goalless through the first two periods, the Leafs making great adjustments on defence; although they still needed James Reimer to make some saves, the quality of chances was clearly reduced. Phil Kessel had been making things happen throughout and added his second game-winning goal of the series. He's at 3.35 to score again tonight and deal another blow to his former team. In contrast, neither Brad Marchand nor Tyler Seguin - two of Boston's top scorers during the regular season - has a goal so far. With the momentum provided by consecutive wins, the Maple Leafs are surely good value way out at 3.70.

The New York Rangers have goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to thank for keeping them in it: yesterday the Swede stole them a 1-0 victory to force a decider against the Washington Capitals. New York's Derick Brassard scored the lone goal and, the two netminders aside, has been the standout player throughout, scoring three more points than any other skater. The Rangers might have taken the series already if their powerplay was up to scratch: they have two PP goals to Washington's three on twice as many man-advantage opportunities. If the Capitals could even it up by keeping their discipline they would make their job that much easier. Take Washington including overtime at 1.75.

Best bet: Toronto Maple Leafs to win at 3.70