|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NHL Playoffs odds will be posted for betting sports on the all important game six of the NHL western conference playoff series between the Canucks and Hawks. NHL Playoffs odds were beaten in game five by the Blackhawks by a score of 4-2 as the road team has paid off those betting sports 3 times in this series.
Chicago has beaten the NHL Playoffs odds in five out of their last seven games and has been able to find the net against highly touted Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo. Chicago has posted over the total for those betting sports over/unders in six out of their last nine games.
In game five against the NHL Playoffs odds the Blackhawks were coming off a tough 1-2 overtime home loss to Vancouver that had many gamblers worried about a letdown and damage to their morale. Chicago trailed 1-2 halfway through the second period in game five before Dustin Byfuglien scored late in the second to tie the game.
David Bolland clinched the game for Chicago against the NHL Playoffs odds with a third period score at the 14:55 mark. Martin Havlat then added an empty net goal to seal the deal and allow Chicago the chance to clinch the series at home with a win against the NHL Playoffs odds in game six.
Chicago goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was a major factor in Chicago's win against the NHL Playoffs odds in game five as he turned aside 19 out of 21 Vancouver shots. Luongo stopped 26 out of 29 Chicago shots.
Chicago has the second best offense in the NHL so far in the post season while Vancouver's strength against the NHL Playoffs odds has been their 5th ranked defense. This contrast of styles has made for one of the more interesting handicaps this year against the NHL Playoffs odds.
Khabibulin does have 7 wins in his pocket which is tied for the best in the NHL post season thus far. He also has a 2.56 goals against average and .900 save percentage. Luongo has a 2.04 goals against average and .931 save percentage.
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