Stanley Cup Final Betting: Game 2
Roberto Luongo backstopped the Vancouver Canucks to a win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, and they'll eye a 2-0 series lead Saturday night when they take the ice for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins.
The series opener was low on scoring but it didn't lack excitement as Vancouver edged Boston 1-0 as a -180 home favorite. The game remained scoreless until the final minute of the third period when Raffi Torres finally beat Bruins netminder Tim Thomas with 19 seconds remaining to give the Canucks the win.
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Luongo made 36 saves for Vancouver and stopped a number of Boston scoring chances on the power play. Thomas was also stellar in nets for Boston, making 33 saves, and he also had to deal with a number of Vancouver power-play chances.
The first two periods of Game 1 were heavy on penalties, with 28 minutes being doled out in total. Vancouver and Boston both went on the power play six times, but neither could notch a power-play marker. That's been the norm for the Bruins through the postseason as they've gone 5-for-67 with the man advantage through the playoffs.
Vancouver could be shorthanded on the blue line on Saturday night, as the Canucks and bettors alike are waiting for the latest injury news on defenseman Dan Hamhuis.
Hamhuis delivered a wicked hip check to Milan Lucic in Game 1 and took a cross check from David Krejci as a result. Either the hip check or the cross check left Hamhuis banged up, and he left the game and did not return with a “mid-body injury.” Hamhuis has dealt with back injuries in the past, so his status bears watching leading up to puck drop.
Even with the roster question the Canucks remain a -200 favorite in Game 2 on the early NHL odds at 5Dimes. Boston is listed as a +170 underdog. After their Game 1 victory the Canucks have seen their series odds improve slightly as they are now a -400 series favorite, while the Bruins have dropped to a +325 series underdog.
Game 2 Canucks vs Bruins Lines courtesy of Bovada .
Boston Bruins +1½ (-200) +170 O 5 (-120)
Vancouver Canucks -1½ (+170) -200 U 5 (EVEN)
Team to score first in the game
Boston Bruins +115
Vancouver Canucks -145
Will there be a goal in the first 10:00 of the Game?
First Period Line
Boston Bruins +.5 -160
Vancouver Canucks -.5 +130
First Period Goals
No Goals in First Period +260
1 Goal in First Period +175
2 Goals in First Period +240
3 or More Goals in First Period +360
First to 3 Goals
Boston Bruins +240
Vancouver Canucks -145
Boston Bruins Total Team Goals
Over 2.5 +125
Under 2.5 -155
Vancouver Canucks Total Team Goals
Over 2.5 -155
Under 2.5 +125
Boston Bruins -1.5 +425
Vancouver Canucks +1.5 -625
Who will record more points?
Nathan Horton +150
Daniel Sedin -180
David Krejci +160
Henrik Sedin -200
Ryan Kesler -160
Patrice Bergeron +130
First Goal Scorer
Daniel Sedin (VAN) +950
Ryan Kesler (VAN) +950
Henrik Sedin (VAN) +1000
Patrice Bergeron (BOS) +1000
Alex Burrows (VAN) +1200
David Krejci (BOS) +1200
Brad Marchand (BOS) +1400
Michael Ryder (BOS) +1400
Milan Lucic (BOS) +1400
Nathan Horton (BOS) +1400
Chris Higgins (VAN) +1800
Mark Recchi (BOS) +1800
Mason Raymond (VAN) +1800
Alex Edler (VAN) +2000
Chris Kelly (BOS) +2000
Christian Ehrhoff (VAN) +2500
Greg Campbell (BOS) +2500
Jannick Hansen (VAN) +2500
Rich Peverley (BOS) +2500
Sami Salo (VAN) +2500
Zdeno Chara (BOS) +2500
Any Other Player +700
Will the game go to overtime?
Margin Of Victory
Boston Bruins by 1 Goal +320
Boston Bruins by 2 Goals +850
Boston Bruins by 3 Goals +1200
Boston Bruins by 4 Goals +4000
Boston Bruins by 5 or more Goals +8000
Vancouver Canucks by 1 Goal +225
Vancouver Canucks by 2 Goals +450
Vancouver Canucks by 3 Goals +450
Vancouver Canucks by 4 Goals +1200
Vancouver Canucks by 5 or more Goals +1600
Tim Thomas - Total Saves
Over 30½ (-105)
Under 30½ (-125)
Roberto Luongo - Total Saves
Over 28 (-125)
Under 28 (-105)
Will Milan Lucic (BOS) Record a point?
Will David Krejci (BOS) Record a point?
Will Nathan Horton (BOS) Record a point?
Will Patrice Bergeron (BOS) Record a point?
Will Zdeno Chara (BOS) Record a point?
Will Daniel Sedin (VAN) Record a point?
Will Henrik Sedin (VAN) Record a point?
Will Ryan Kesler (VAN) Record a point?
Will Alex Burrows (VAN) Record a point?
Will Alexander Edler (VAN) Record a point?