Well you have to applaud the Senators for the season and playoff success they had this year. There are few teams in the playoffs who have a chance to stop the Penguins so the end result was really no surprise. But still to make it this far with all the problems they have faced this season is impressive. And was this the last time we see Daniel Alfredsson play hockey? If the fact that he picked up the puck at the end of game 4, his possible last home game, is any indication then it may have been.
But we went 2-0 with the NHL Betting Tips last night. We tipped that a goal would be scored before 9:30 of the first period and Brenden Morrow did just that scoring for the Pens at 6:25 of the first. We also went with over 5.5 goals which was easily surpassed in the 6-2 Penguins win.
Today we have 2 games taking place. First off at 5:30et its the Rangers trying to avoid elimination when they take on the Bruins in Boston trailing 3 games to 1. Then at 8:00et its the Red Wings vs the Blackhawks with the Wings in control 3-1.
Rangers vs Bruins: Bruins To Win
As much as I would like to see this series go to 7 games, I think that the Bruins will win tonight and move on to face the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. The Rangers have only managed to win one road game so far during these playoffs and that was game 7 in the first round against the Capitals.
There is trouble happening in New York. When you scratch Brad Richards,your number one center who is earning 12 million dollars this season something is very very wrong. I understand that he hasn’t been playing well during these playoffs but he is far better than whoever else they are going to bring in to replace him as the 12th forward.
Its the strength of the Bruins and drama with the Rangers that will have the Bruins coming out on top in this game. Bet the Bruins to win at http://www.bet365.com(Non-Americans) http://www.bovada.lv(Americans) for 1.66 odds
Red Wings vs Blackhawks: Over 5 Goals
What is going on with the Blackhawks right now? They were the President Trophy winners this year and have seemed to completely forget how to play like they had been up until this series. Toews needs to pick up his play and fast. Hossa and Sharp are rumored to be playing hurt. Patrick Kane only played 3 shifts in the final 11 minutes of the last game. This is just a recipe for disaster that needs to be fixed immediately.
I expect the Hawks to come out scoring with their backs against the wall and the end score will be over 5 goals with hopefully the Hawks Winning.
Rangers vs Bruins: Over 5 Goals
Much like the tip above, the Rangers need to win this game to not be sent packing. I expect them to come out and leave everything on the ice for this game. The Bruins will end up winning this game and by doing so will win the series.
And of all the teams in the Eastern Conference playoffs this year I think the Bruins have the best chance of taking the Penguins out.