In accordance with ESPN Stats & Info, Saturday would be the first time since Apr. 30, 2014, that there might be three Sport 7s performed on the identical day, and it’ll even be the primary time in NHL historical past that two Sport 7s might be hosted by Canadian groups on the identical day.
Wish to guess Boston Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Tampa Bay Lightning-Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, TNT) and Los Angeles Kings-Edmonton Oilers (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)?
What will we see for these grand finales? Our performs for the large day:
Boston Bruins (+115) at Carolina Hurricanes (-135), Whole: 6
4:35 ET on ESPN
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The Bruins successful Sport 6 again in Boston was probably the most predictable outcomes of the NHL postseason. They’re powered by the house crowd and get the road matchups they need, permitting Brad Marchand’s line to provide in methods it didn’t on the street. Therefore, the Bruins received all three video games in Boston. However these components are the identical the reason why they’ve misplaced all three video games in Raleigh. The Canes followers are like a hurricane of their sails. Getting the final change means getting Jordan Staal’s checking line stapled to the Marchand and Patrice Bergeron line, whereas getting the Bruins’ high line away from Sebastian Aho’s unit. They’ve outscored the Bruins 15-4 at residence. They seem to be a totally different staff in Raleigh. Extra importantly, so are the Bruins.
The Choose: Hurricanes ML (-135)
Tampa Bay Lightning (+105) at Toronto Maple Leafs (-125), Whole: 6.5
The over has hit in 5 of six video games on this collection, as solely Sport 1 went beneath the overall. So after all we’re enjoying the beneath right here. However significantly, we’re going with massive image developments quite than counting on the context of this collection. It is a Sport 7 in Toronto, with the Leafs looking for their first playoff collection win since 2004, having squandered an opportunity to take action in Sport 6. Andrei Vasilevskiy has been an .885 goalie on this collection. And but we won’t ignore his 5 straight shutouts in series-clinching video games for the Lightning. Possibly the Leafs win. Possibly the Lightning hold the street to the three-peat open. We simply assume it will be extra of a grinding and shut recreation than the 6.5 objective complete would portend.
The Choose: Below 6.5
Los Angeles Kings (+180) at Edmonton Oilers (-220), Whole: 6.5
10:05 ET on ESPN
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Sport 7 is a tough one to foretell between these two groups. Each recreation aside from one has had a complete of six targets or extra. The Oilers have been over their 3.5 staff complete in 4 of six video games however have been additionally shut out by Jonathan Fast in Sport 4. There are moments when the groups appear evenly matched after which there are occasions when it seems like Connor McDavid can rating at will. So we’ll deal with the primary interval as an alternative. The overall has gone beneath in three of six video games within the first, together with in two straight video games. We’ll assume that development holds for Sport 7.
The Choose: Below 1.5 targets in 1st interval (+125)