Preds-Ducks Set for Online NHL Betting Conference SeriesPosted by: Mike Davis
Wednesday brought with it two alluring Game 7 matchups and the results did not disappoint. In the first contest of the night, the Penguin were able to put on a 2-0 performance that allowed Pittsburgh to keep their Stanley Cup dreams alive a little while longer. Later on in the night, the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers put on a little more competitive performance that ended in a 2-1 Anaheim victory. Thursday, the NHL’s remaining playoff contenders will take a well-deserved rest before heading back to the ice to determine who the best team in the league truly is. Thursday night might a little dull without some online NHL betting action, but the added rest will give players the opportunity to think over the upcoming Conference Final matchups.
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Friday marks the day that online NHL betting playoff action kicks off again. First up will be the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks who will kick off their Western Conference final matchup. Afterwards, on the following Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their series against the Ottawa Senators to determine who gets a shot at the Stanley Cup. Seeing the Penguins so close to winning back-to-back titles is nerve-racking, and will undoubtedly be the biggest headline as we approach this year’s Cup.
Game 1 – Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks – Friday, May 12th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Series: Best of 7
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2017 marks the third straight year that the Predators have been playoff contenders, but the first in that tenure that Nashville has been able to make it past the second round. Needless to say, the club is ecstatic, but at the same time they’ll be looking to make sure that their playoff journey doesn’t end here.
The Predators haven’t had an easy road in this year’s postseason. They started off by the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the best regular season teams. However, the Predators didn’t bat an eye and were able to sweep the Blackhawks in 4 games.
Nashville followed up that impressive performance by putting on a dominant showing against the St. Louis Blues. The Blues were able to pick up two victories in the second round, but the unbudging Predators were able to advance in the end.
The Ducks have qualified for the postseason the last 5 years running. This year Anaheim got their ticket to the playoffs by posting a 46-23-13 record that painted them as the best team in the Pacific Division, and the 3rd best team in the Western Conference. Two-years removed from losing a Conference Finals series against the Blackhawks (4 games to 3), the Ducks will do all they can to vie for a different result this time around.
The Ducks faced the Calgary Flames in the opening round of the playoffs. The Flames didn’t pose a problem to Anaheim as it only took the Ducks 4 games to send them home.
Anaheim struggled a bit against Edmonton in round 2, but were still able to advance after 7 games.