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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?

Yes      -105

No       -125

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

Neither                                    +320

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

Alternate Puckline

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?

Yes      +300

No       -400

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?

Yes                  -115    

No                   -115   

Will David Krejci (BOS) Record a point?

Yes                  -110    

No                   -120   

Will Nathan Horton (BOS) Record a point?

Yes                  +115   

No                   -145   

Will Patrice Bergeron (BOS) Record a point?

Yes                  +115   

No                   -145   

Will Zdeno Chara (BOS) Record a point?

Yes                  +155   

No                   -190   

Will Daniel Sedin (VAN) Record a point?

Yes                  -170    

No                   +140  

Will Henrik Sedin (VAN) Record a point?

Yes                  -165    

No                   +135  

Will Ryan Kesler (VAN) Record a point?

Yes                  -145    

No                   +115  

Will Alex Burrows (VAN) Record a point?

Yes                  EVEN

No                   -130   

Will Alexander Edler (VAN) Record a point?

Yes                  +130   

No                   -160