|Written by Michelle Allan|
NHL Playoffs odds will be posted Thursday for the ultimate scenario to bet on NHL matchups with; a game 7 of a playoff series! NHL Playoffs odds have been overcome two straight games by Boston for those who bet on NHL hockey with them to force a seventh and deciding game.
The Carolina Hurricanes won 3 out of the first 4 games against the NHL Playoffs odds in this series. But as those who regularly make a bet on NHL games know, in the post season, it's not over until it's over, especially when a number one seed such as Boston is fighting for their very lives against the NHL Playoffs odds.
The Bruins rallied in game five at home against the NHL Playoffs odds with a strong 4-0 win. Center Phil Kessel had two goals and left winger Milan Lucic added 1 goal and 1 assists for the win. Boston dominated the game for an easy payoff against the NHL Playoffs odds as they out-shot Carolina 40-19. Tim Thomas got the shutout in goal for the Bruins.
As impressive as that was the task would be much tougher against the NHL Playoffs odds in game six at Carolina. The Hurricanes had the opportunity to clinch the series and eliminate the Bruins from action against the NHL Playoffs odds in front of a sell out crowd. Boston jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead and held on for a 4-2 win against the NHL Playoffs odds to force game seven. This time Carolina dominated play with a 33-19 shot on goal advantage but it wasn't enough as Thomas made 31 saves in a clutch performance. Boston right wingers Mark Recchi and Chuck Kobasew each had a goal and an assist in the win.
Boston has good scoring depth led by right wing Michael Ryder and center Mark Savard, who each have 12 points. Kessel is right behind with 10. Thomas has a stellar 1.80 goals against average.
Carolina is led by center Eric Staal with 13 points and left wing Jussi Jokinen with 10. Hurricane goaltender Cam Ward has a 2.29 goals against average.
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