|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 04 May 2009 11:14|
NHL Playoffs odds for Monday will feature game two of the eastern conference playoffs for betting sports with between the Penguins and Capitals. NHL Playoffs odds were beaten by Washington in game one as they came through for those betting sports with a 3-2 win to take a 1-0 series lead.
NHL Playoffs odds will favor the home standing Capitals who had had their best success for those betting sports on home ice this year. In that first game of the series the Penguins came up short against the NHL Playoffs odds despite out-shooting the Capitals 36-26. Sidney Crosby and Mark Eaton got the Pittsburgh goals in game one and Marc-Andre Fluery allowed 3 goals against 26 Washington shots.
Washington got goals against the NHL Playoffs odds by Alexander Ovechkin, David Steckel, and Tomas Fleishmann. Ovechkin caught some criticism in the first round against the NHL Playoffs odds for appearing to be tight in the decisive seventh game against the Rangers and it was a relief to Washington that he got back on the score sheet. Simeon Varlamov stopped 34 out of 36 Pittsburgh shots to get the win.
So far against the NHL Playoffs odds Crosby has 5 goals and 4 assists for the Penguins. Pittsburgh's top scorer against the NHL Playoffs odds has been Evgeni Malkin who has 4 goals and 6 assists. Fleury has a goals against average of 2.48 so far in the post season.
Alexander Semin has been the Capitals top player so far against the NHL Playoffs odds as he has 5 goals and 5 assists. Nicklas Backstrom has 9 assists, one of the best numbers in the league so far. Ovechkin has 4 goals and 4 assists. Varlamov has taken over the goaltending job from Jose Theodore and has a 1.29 goals against average and 5 wins.
Goaltending was a point of concern for the Caps entering the playoffs and was considered the one area that could prevent their success but Varlamov has been a pleasant surprise. He only played 6 regular season games and had a 2.37 goals against average with 4 wins.
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