2012 NHL Playoffs – Odds and Previews for 4/18
Here you can find the previews for all the NHL playoff games of the day:
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Preview
The Penguins are down 0-3 and on the brink of elimination. Nobody seemed to see this coming. In fact, many were predicting Pittsburgh to win it all. It will be hard to top the excitement of last game, where 12 goals were scored and fights were rampant. Kind of reminds you of the old joke about going to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Sidney Crosby even got into it, taking off the gloves against Claude Giroux. When Crosby takes off the gloves you know he is very frustrated. You have just got to bet the Penguins +105 tonight not to get swept.
NY Rangers at Ottawa Senators Preview
What a game on Monday night for the Rangers to take a 2-1 lead in the series. New York edged out a 1-0 win over the Senators in the 1st game of the series played in Ottawa. The last 2 games really could have gone either way and the Senators have showed themselves to be game opponents in the 1st round. Unfortunately for Ottawa, I don’t see the Rangers having as much trouble with them tonight. The Senators will most likely be without their captain Daniel Alfredsson, who suffered a concussion and did not practice yesterday. Take the Rangers -120 as the play tonight.
Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings Preview
The Kings can close out this series in front of the home crowd tonight. If they do, the Canuck fans are going to be a very disappointed lot. After losing in the finals last year, you had to figure they would go further than the first round. It’s hard to believe Vancouver will be swept, but LA has been dominant so far. I think they will score more tonight, like they did in the first 2 games. The total is set at 5 and I’m recommending the over for tonight’s play.
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