Like the NBA, who found out who will be representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals series, online NHL betting also got their answer to who would be representing the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals. With their triumphant 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6, the Nashville Predators officially punched their ticket to the Finals. It was a dominant performance, one that left us wondering exactly who would challenge the Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals. This Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins have the opportunity to give player who bet on NHL playoffs a definitive answer to that burning question.
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The Penguins will enter Game 6 with a 3-2 lead over the Senators. Pittsburgh can get the job done this evening, and the majority of hockey betting sites are backing them to pull it out. Heading into Tuesday’s matchup, the Penguins will also be riding a two-game win streak that includes a win on the road, followed by a win at home. Game 6 will be played in Ottawa, so the Senators could have a slight advantage. However, Pittsburgh doesn’t fear the unwelcoming environment, considering they’ve already made it their home just this past Friday. The online hockey betting odds aren’t giving the Senators much of a home-field advantage.
Game 6 – Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Tuesday, May 23rd
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa
Series: Penguins Lead 3-2
Stream: NBC Sports
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Pittsburgh Penguins -1 ½ (+215) 5 (-140) -140
Ottawa Senators +1 ½ (-255) 5 (+120) +120
The NHL hasn’t seen a club win back to back titles in 20 years, but the Penguins are on the verge of snapping that drought. The Penguins push in this year’s postseason hasn’t been as impressive as the one the Golden State Warriors has put on in the NBA, but Pittsburgh has appeared dominant in each and every step of the way. However, the Penguins looked the most dominant in Game 5, when they delivered 7-0 massacre against Ottawa on home turf. No doubt the spectacle was well-received by Pittsburgh fans, and now Ottawa is looking to avenge that humbling loss in Game 6.
The Senators will do their best to stretch this series to 7-games. Unfortunately, even if they do make it to Game 7, it seems unlikely that Ottawa will be able to upset the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Granted, the Senators did pick up a win on the road this Monday, but since the Penguins just put on a massacre, it stands to reason that the momentum will be on their side. Nevertheless, the Senators will do all they can to keep their season alive.