Fierce Online NHL Betting Game 7 Clashes this WednesdayPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Playoff season is what online NHL betting is all about and nothing exemplifies playoff hockey quite like the matchups we’ll be witnessing this Wednesday evening. With two postseason series heading into Game 7 this Wednesday evening, there’s no denying that today marks a great day to be a hockey fan. Two teams’ playoff journey will come to a screeching halt tonight, but at the same time, two teams will come one step closer to tasting the glory that is hoisting the Stanley Cup.
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Wednesday’s online NHL betting action will be kicked off by a fierce battle between rivals. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will take center stage, or ice in this instance, earlier on in the night, followed by another crucial Game 7 contest between the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks. Both games should prove to be fantastic but since the Penguins are the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, most eyes will be fixed on Pittsburgh as they vie to make history.
Game 7 – Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals – Wed., May 10th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Series: Tied 3-3
Hockey Playoff Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins +1 ½ (-190) 5 ½ (+110) +165
Washington Capitals -1 ½ (+165) 5 ½ (-130) -190
The Penguins are coming off an extremely successful regular season performance that saw the franchise post a 50-21-11 record. Pittsburgh’s regular season performance paved the way to a 2nd place finish in the Metropolitan Division and 2nd place finish in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins have made the playoffs for the last 10 years running and in that time span the franchise has made 3 Stanley Cup appearances, two of which they ended up winning. The Penguins could very well win it all this year, but they’re currently staring elimination right in the face in this Game 7 second round matchup.
The Penguins opened up this year’s postseason by facing the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus had a decently successful regular season, but in the playoffs they were no match for the Penguins. In the end, it only took the reigning champs 5 games to advance past the Blue Jackets, 4-1.
The Washington Capitals found even more success than the Penguins during the regular season. Washington finished with a 55-19-8 record that painted the club as the leading points-earner in the entire NHL. It follows that the Caps would finish first in the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference.
Washington kicked in the door on this year’s playoffs by facing the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs delivered an awesome regular season, and gave all they had in the opening series, but ultimately Washington was able to advance past Toronto 4-2.