Ducks Have Lost Last 3 Home Game 7’s

Ducks vs predators

The first round series between the Ducks and Predators shifts back to California tonight for Game 7. While the Predators franchise has never played in a Game 7 in their team’s history, the Ducks will look to end a trend that’s seen them eliminated from their last three playoffs in Game 7’s at home.

Working in the Ducks’ favor is a 13-5 record in their last 18 games when coming off a loss. As -170 favorites heading into the game, they haven’t exactly lit the world on fire as home favorites, going just 4-4 in their last eight games in the spot.

As road underdogs, the Predators record has been anything but impressive this season, as they’ve gone just 6-15 on the season. They do, of course, already have two wins in Anaheim during the series, but they lost three regular season games at the Honda Center this season.

The total for tonight’s game is set at 5 goals, which is a mark the teams have topped just four times in their last 10 games against each other.

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Islanders on a Roll on the Road

Lightning vs Islanders

Round two of the NHL playoffs gets underway tonight in Tampa at the Amalie Arena, with the Islanders in town looking to upset the Lightning. The Isles have enjoyed their time on the road recently, winning five of their last six road games, including two in their first round series against the Panthers. They’re also had the Lightning’s number, going 4-1 against them in their last five games against each other, outscoring them 20-14.

The Islanders come into Florida as +139 underdogs, which is also a spot they’ve been thriving in. In their last five games as road underdogs, they’ve gone 4-1.

Unfortunately for Islanders backers, being home favorite is a spot that’s suited the Lightning this season. At -154 tonight, the Lightning are 21-9 in their last 30 as home faves. Looking at a smaller sample size, they’re 6-2 as home favorites over the last month.

The Lightning could get a major shot in the arm as team captain Steven Stamkos took the ice to practice with teammates for the first time since being sidelined since undergoing vascular surgery. While there’s no timeline for a return, his return would make the team significantly better.

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Philadelphia Flyers Battle vs Washington Capitals Highlights NHL Odds Menu

Verizon Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Washington Capitals and the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

Supporters of the Philadelphia Flyers have seen them go 43-31-14 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 60-20-8. In totals betting, the Washington Capitals are 34-36-18, while the Flyers are 33-34-21.

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New York Rangers take on Penguins in NHL Betting Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins get a visit from the New York Rangers in NHL Betting Odds action on Wednesday.

The Penguins sit at 52-27-8 on the season; in comparison, the New York Rangers are currently 47-31-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 39-33-15 OU, and New York is 40-29-18 OU.

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Detroit Red Wings Face the Tampa Bay Lightning: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

The Detroit Red Wings will look to grab a road win when they take on the Lightning in Tampa Bay at Amalie Arena on Tuesday in NHL betting odds action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning currently sport a record of 50-32-5. The Detroit Red Wings are 42-34-11. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 35-41-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 32-38-17 against the number.

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San Jose Sharks take on Kings in NHL Betting Odds

The Los Angeles Kings will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the San Jose Sharks pay a visit to STAPLES Center.

This season the Los Angeles Kings are 49-32-6 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 50-30-7. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 30-34-23 on the OU, and San Jose is 44-35-8.

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New York Islanders at Florida Panthers NHL Odds Report

The Florida Panthers get a visit from the New York Islanders in NHL Betting Odds action on Tuesday.

The New York Islanders will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 49-29-10 this season, while the Panthers are 49-27-12. New York is 36-44-8 against the total, while Florida is 35-35-18 versus the number.

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Minnesota Wild Visit Dallas Stars Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

The Dallas Stars battle the visiting Minnesota Wild on Tuesday in NHL betting odds action at American Airlines Center.

The Minnesota Wild will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 40-37-11 this season, while the Stars are 54-24-10. Minnesota is 32-36-20 against the total, while Dallas is 48-38-2 versus the number.

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History Not on Blues’ Side in Game 7s

Chicago Blackhawks St. Louis Blues NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Less than one week ago, the St. Louis Blues were up 3-1 in their opening round series against the Chicago Blackhawks and many were expecting an eventual Western Conference semifinal appearance. Fast forward to today and the series is tied at three games apiece and the Blackhawks own all the momentum after rallying to victory in Game 6 Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The Blues are 4-1 SU in their last five games after a loss.
  • The last time the Blues won a Game 7 Joel Quenneville was their head coach.
  • The Blackhawks are 1-5 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Blackhawks at -115 in moneyline markets while the Blues are -105. The total is tabbed at 5 goals with OVER at -105 and UNDER currently -115.

The Blues cruised to a 3-1 lead after just 11 minutes of play in Game 6 and looked to be headed to the next round. That just proved to be a perfect microcosm of this series as a whole as the Blackhawks battled back and scored three goals in the second period and prevailed 6-3 to force Game 7.

The mere mention of “Game 7” sends shivers down the spines of Blues fans. The Blues enter Monday’s contest with three-straight losses in a seventh-and-deciding game and are losers of seven of their last nine. They lost by a score of 4-1 to the Vancouver Canucks back in the 2003 playoffs.

Granted, that was 13 years ago, but these historical trends have a way of haunting a franchise no matter what names are on the roster. Want some more historical data? The last time these two teams met in a Game 7 was 1990 when the Blackhawks won 8-2 thanks to a five-point performance from Steve Larmer.

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Ducks Go for Fourth-Straight Win Monday

Anaheim Ducks Nashville Predators NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Frederik Andersen has not singlehandedly won three-straight games for the Anaheim Ducks, but he has certainly played a very big part in digging his team out of a 0-2 hole against the Nashville Predators. The Ducks have really started hitting their stride since making the goaltending change from John Gibson to Andersen after Game 2 and can wrap things up in Tennessee Monday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Ducks are 4-0 SU in their last four games on the road.
  • The Predators are 2-5 SU in their last seven games after a loss.
  • The Ducks are 6-2 SU in their last eight games in Nashville.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Ducks at -120 in moneyline markets while the Predators come in at EVEN odds and both sides of the 5-goal total are currently -110.

Andersen is 3-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and .966 save percentage in three starts versus the Preds in the series. The Dane stopped 27 shots in Anaheim’s 5-2 win in Game 5 and improved to 7-1 with a 2.16 goals against average and a .931 save percentage in nine career appearances in the regular season and playoffs combined. Makes you wonder why Bruce Boudreau didn’t go with him off the bat.

The Preds have been tepid since starting the series with a pair of 3-2 wins in California. The Ducks have been tough to score on when they are forced to kill penalties all season long, but the Preds must capitalize on the man advantage. The Predators are 0-14 on the power play in the past three games and are just 1-22 in the series.

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