|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NHL Playoffs action resumes Tuesday with one of the most exciting and even sports betting online matchups of the NHL's second round. NHL Playoffs handicappers will have plenty to consider in the sports betting online matchup of the Blackhawks and Canucks from Chicago.
So far in the NHL Playoffs, the teams are tied at one win apiece in this best-of-seven sports betting online series. In game one from Vancouver the Canucks beat the Blackhawks 5-3 in one of the best games so far in the NHL Playoffs.
Vancouver took a 3-0 lead into the third period before blowing it entirely as the Blackhawks rallied with three goals to tie the game at the 14:31 mark. But at 18:47 Sami Salo broke the tie for the Canucks to give them a 1-0 lead in this NHL Playoffs series. Patrick Kane had two third period goals in the Blackhawks effort to rally.
In game two of this NHL Playoffs series the Blackhawks again had to rally from an early deficit but this time they prevailed 6-3. Vancouver took a 2-0 lead after the first period but Chicago exploded in the second period with three goals, the first two by Patrick Sharp. The Blackhawks kept pouring it on to win going away. David Bolland also had two goals for the Blackhawks who now return home to the United Center even in the series and with momentum on their side.
One of the big factors in this NHL Playoffs series was expected to be Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo, who was nearly perfect in the opening round against the St. Louis Blues. Luongo was 33-13 with a 2.35 goals against average for the regular season this year and was the biggest reason that Vancouver became a 3-seed in the western conference NHL Playoffs. The fact that Chicago has scored 8 goals against him in the first two games of this series is a cause for concern for Vancouver's backers in the NHL Playoffs.
Vancouver ranked 11th on offense and 7th on defense in the regular season, while Chicago ranked 4th on offense and 5th on defense. The Blackhawks offensive edge has been evident so far in this series.
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