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2021 NHL Playoffs: Series Prices

Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights look to finish off the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 on Thursday, June 10.

It’s the best time of the year for both hockey fans and bettors alike, as the 2021 edition of the Stanley Cup playoffs has narrowed to four teams.

There’s never any shortage of value when the NHL postseason rolls around, and this year’s playoffs are no different. One of the best ways to wager on the playoffs is by betting on NHL playoffs series prices.

Betting on NHL playoffs series prices is simple: all you have to do is predict which team will win the series and move on to the next round and you’ll win money. It doesn’t matter if the series ends in four games or seven – as long as the squad you bet on wins, you’ll cash in.

Online sportsbook Bovada has released NHL playoffs series prices for the Stanley Cup semifinal matchups, which are listed below. As prices get posted for the ensuing series, we’ll add them to this article.

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NHL Playoffs Series Prices

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights

Series tied 1-1

Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights Series Price
WinnerOdds
Montreal Canadiens+280
Vegas Golden Knights-360

Odds as of June 18 at Bovada

  • Montreal was 5-1 all-time against Vegas going into the series.
  • Canadiens goalie Carey Price led all goalies through two rounds of the playoffs with a .935 save percentage. 
  • The Golden Knights and Canadiens had a combined two players in the top 20 in playoff scoring through two rounds. 


New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning lead series 2-1

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Series Price
WinnerOdds
New York Islanders+425
Tampa Bay Lightning-650

Odds as of June 18 at Bovada

  • Tampa Bay eliminated New York in six games in the conference final last season before winning the Stanley Cup over Dallas.
  • Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov led the playoffs through the first two rounds with 18 points.
  • Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock led all defensemen with three goals through two rounds of the playoffs.


How Does the New Playoff Structure Work?

This year’s playoff structure could produce a never-before-seen Stanley Cup Final. Here’s how it works:

The top four teams in each division qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Unlike last year, there were no wild-card teams. The first two rounds were played within the division, with the opening round in a 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 format and the winners then meeting to determine a division champ.

The four division champs have advanced to the playoff semifinals, where they were reseeded based on their regular-season point totals to set up a new 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 bracket.

For the first time in the traditional East vs West era, the NHL Final format pitting the Eastern Conference champion against the Western Conference champion is out the window, with plenty of new Cup Final options coming to the forefront in Stanley Cup Final exact matchup odds.

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