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Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes

Boston Bruins over Carolina Hurricanes Game 4 Incl OT: This bet is not about Car packing it in. I do not anticipate they will go down without a fight. However their PP is struggling goaltending is in flux. Car has had an excellent year they have exceeded expectations however they might be out of gas. Bost and Rask are in excellent form. 6W in a row Rask has allowed 9 goals. Bost is a veteran team they know a close out game is the toughest to get. They also know the importance of not letting the team back in it. Bost will not let up. I have this game at 1.21 giving us excellent value.

Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks over Colorado Avalanche game 7 incl OT: Give Col all the credit in the world for getting where they are. However 2 issues still remain. They have a huge H/A dichotomy. Secondly very dependent on the 1 big line lacking scoring balance and depth. Of course anything can happen in 1 game. However this line is the second lowest at home for Sj since game 1. Game 1 is where the markets anticipated Sj being flat from the Veg miracle game 7 comeback. However that did not catch up to Sj until game 2. The exp from the Veg game 7 should help not wanting to fall behind again.

New York Islanders vs Carolina Huricanes

New York Islanders over Carolina Hurricanes game 3 Incl OT: 2 losses at home has Nyi in a must win situation. Must win does not mean they will win. However plus money on a game which like the first 2 will be a low scoring 1 goal game is the value. Worst case Nyi deserved a split at home but that was not the case but it does lend to a higher than should be line tonight. In addition 36 year old McElhinney will get the start for Car with Mrazek out. McElhinney was good in relief but coming in with no notice vs. starting is 2 different issues.

Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks over Colorado Avalanche game 2 incl OT: Sj was prime for the taking in game 1 off the draining series with Veg but Col could not take adv. Yes Col was impressive in taking down Cal but has them overrated. They had a large home away dichotomy all year. Against top 10 teams they were 10-21. If Grubauer outplays Jones so be it but the depth and balance points to Sj. I have this game at 1.40 giving us excellent value.

Dallas Stars vs Stl Blues

Stl Louis Blues over Dallas Stars game 2 including OT: Not sure why the markets continues to doubt Stl. Stl has been the best team in the NHL during 2019. Binnington has not wilted under the playoff pressure and is every bit as good as Bishop. Expect more of the same as game 1 a low scoring tough checking game. I have this at 1.53 giving us excellent value.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins

Columbus Blue Jackets over Boston Bruins game 1 including OT: This is a rest vs. fatigue situation. Clb could have trouble finding their legs in the 1st period but if they come out of that stanza at least equal I like their chances especially at this price. Bost comes off the 7 game series against Tor with little rest and prep time. Tough to see how Bost will have much gas in the tank for game 1 even at home. I have this game at 1.10 giving us excellent value.

Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars over Nashville Predators game 6 including OT: We new going into this series Dall was a top defensive team the question would be could they score enough. Well they have 10 goals the last 2 games. Rinne is struggling. Lastly Nash top line is not producing. I have this game at 1.44 giving us excellent value.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Columbus Blue Jackets over Tampa Bay Lightning Best of 7 series adj price: NO this series is far from over. However Clb comes home up 2-0. Remember last year they were in the same position against Wash and lost. If nothing else that should be a learning experience. Clb has out scored Tb 9-1 since the first period of game 1. Kucherov will be suspended for game 3 Hedman will likely play but is banged up.I have the adj series price at 2.55 giving us excellent value.

Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames over Colorado Avalanche game 1 Including OT: Cal will go as far as their goaltending keeps up. However for this series I do not see it being a big factor. In addition Smith actually played well heading down the stretch. Col in my opinion is the worst team in the playoffs. I suspect they are happy to be here there season already a big success. Of course they have the 1 very good big line however neutralize that and you will have success against them. Cal has depth balanced scoring and a legit chance to go very deep. Col was 6-23 vs. top 10 teams this year.

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche over Edmonton Oilers 1st 60 minutes ONLY: Despite the high line we still get value. Edm was officially eliminated from the playoffs Monday. This will be their 4th game in 6 nights heading to the altitude of Denver. Col played last night picked up a point in Stl. They had 2 days off prior. Col holds down the 2nd wild card 2 points ahead of Ariz.

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