avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The 2017 Stanley Cup Finals could end tonight.

The Nashville Predators will be hoping the home ice favouritsm continues tonight as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins. All 5 games have been won by the home team with the last 4 won decisively.

They had an absolutely atrocious performance in Game 5 when they needed it most, causing Rinne to get pulled early on. After a couple of weak games the Penguins came to play.

If this is the end we just hope it’s at least a competitive game.

Here’s our thoughts on what is possibly the final game of the 2017 season:

Penguins vs Predators Game 6 Betting Tips:

Scott: Wow what just happened?  How the Preds won their 2 games in a row at home to get destroyed 6-0 in the next game is crazy.  This series has been won by the home teams for each game.  So that would mean that it’s the Preds turn right?

As much as I want this series to go 7 games and the Preds to wi  the cup I’m not sure it will happen.  The Penguins had scoring from all of their big stars.  Crosby had 3 assists, Malkin had a goal and an assist, Kessel had a goal and 2 assists and Guentzel had an assist.  With all their stars flying at the moment and the huge win coming in the last game, I have to back the Pens in this one.  And I also picked the Pens in 6 so no backing out now.

With a win tonight the Penguins can become the first team to win back to back Stanley Cups since the Red Wings did it back in 1997-1998.  So let’s enjoy.

Penguins to win incl OT/SO  for 2.20 odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv. Americans bet at Bovada.

Graeme: It was nice for the Nashville Predators to screw me one last time in the season. I’d complained at the end of the regular season that they cost me the most money throughout the season by losing games that looked like easy wins – so it was nice for them to give me one last humiliation.

At this stage in the season it’s hard to find value for money. I still like to bet but I’ll usually find “win win” bets to make – bets where regardless of the outcome I’m happy.

So that’s what I’m doing here. I want the Nashville Predators to win. I want a Game 7 with everything on the line for both teams. Therefore I’ll bet the Pittsburgh Penguins to win incl OT/SO. That way if they win well hey at least I made money. If the Predators win then we get that Game 7.

From an actual tipping perspective I’d just stay the hell away. Regardless of the Predators last performance home ice has ruled here and it’s hard to argue against it.

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Western RattlersD

Pittsburgh faced an elimination game in Round Two, while tonight is Nashville’s first elimination game this season. Pittsburgh won 2-0 over Washington. It’s tough to bet against Nashville tonight when it’s an elimination game, the nerves and adrenaline, fear and pride are mixed into performance dynamite. The crowd will be a help. Pittsburgh can be expected to go for the win, and any remaining “edge” will be hard to predict, with the Stanley Cup physically in the building tonight, the end of season has presence and adrenaline will be peaked. I’d bet on Tottenham, but they’re not playing, LOL. No bet, but am expecting a great hockey game and do expect Nashville to take this one. See you for Game 7.


Pittsburgh ML (small)
Would be fun, if Nashville wins the cup from now on. Hahaha :)))

Western RattlersD

It will be good for the NHL in general if Nashville wins 5-1 tonight, it will keep people enthused, regardless of how it goes in Game 7. I hope the Cup is won in a great game, few penalties, no collapse, no unfair calls, just great end of season hockey and kick ass goals.


My only question is why Rinne played that strong at home. I hoped the whole time that Pittsburgh wins one game away and now they did! Yes! And I was right with predicting the Stanley Cup winner 2017. :))))


If you believe home ice trend continues, Preds win gm 6 and Pens take gm 7. Easy money right? Prior to gm 5, I did (based on ‘last change’ for Preds) but now I’m not convinced. If Ellis doesn’t play (huge loss) it would require some ‘shuffling’ with defensive pairings and if he does, he may not be 100%. This may cause turnovers, SOG & penalties. Pens can draw from their playoff experience and shouldn’t be intimidated by Preds loyal fans having been exposed to them in gms 4&5. Hard to pass on the odds for the them too. Could result in a potential loss but a win in gm 7. Of course, the odds won’t be as good:( Fingers crossed they win tonight! Good Luck!?

Arto Reinikainen

Expecting a good 1st period from the Pens tonight. Cup up for grabs and a very positive feel inside the locker room im sure (energy-wise, not overconfidence), ready to battle it out and win one in a very tough building.

After the Blues lost 2 in a row and then won at home, they had a solid 1st period in game 6 and scored 1st. Preds looked a bit frozen in the first 20.

Getting a flashback from last year’s Sharks-Preds as well, when the Sharks lost both in Nashville, came back home to win big time and then back on the road looking to win that 1 game, i think they took the 1st period 2-0 or 2-1.

But neither Blues or the Sharks won those games. Have to think the Preds will have a major push back tonight, getting spanked 6-0, facing elimination and on top of that if they go to the first intermission down by 1 or 2, they will throw absolutely everything at the Pens. Pissed off Preds at home is always scary and even in the regular season they showed this, i remember a few games where they were down by 2 and then in the last 2 periods scored like 4-6 goals.

Considering the trend that’s been going on in this series with the home advantage, and how 2009 went (exact same pattern as far as wins went, Detroit even blew Pittsburgh out of the water with a 5-0 win in game 5 at home, still the Pens won the cup in 7) i just can’t back Pittsburgh.

But what i will do is go for the Pens 1st period ML @ 2.00. I really don’t see the Preds storming out of the gates and taking control of the game. And if the period is tied, then whatever, at least i get the money back.

Then after that just see what happens and how it all unfolds.

Ryan Ellis might not even play tonight, so there’s that as well. You have to wonder how big of a blow that would be, since the top 4 is really what makes the team go.

Good luck !

Geir Aage R Jensen

Pittsburgh win 100 %

Kessel scores 76 %


Wanted and took Predators to win tonight in regulation.

Arto Reinikainen

Man, heartbreaking loss for the Preds. To have that 1st goal taken away and then get scored on the last minute.. Geez.

Congrats to the Pens though. I guess you have to be good to be lucky, and lucky to be good.

Oh well that’s the season, empty feeling as always. See you guys next in October !


Whew. What a game! You knew it was up for grabs when it was 0-0 after 2 periods so I feel very very lucky to be in the winning column:) Just could’nt see a game 7. Thanks Pens:)
Feel bad for the Preds. Gotta suck to be scored on with less than 2 min to go by a flukey goal. Not to mention having one taken away by a premature whistle. They should be really proud of what they accomplished. Pens may have been out played or outshot throughout the playoffs, but that means nothing if you can’t score and their offense, 2 incredible goalies and a resilient defense came through. Another hockey season done and already looking forward to the next one:) Have a great summer! Cheers. ?