NHL News – Stanley Cup Update

The National Hockey League has reached its championship round with the San Jose Sharks facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. While the Penguins are one of the perennial Stanley Cup contenders, the San Jose Sharks are making their franchise’s first appearance in the NHL Championship.

The San Jose Sharks, who are captained by Joe Pavelski, have defeated worthy opponents such as the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues. The Penguins had an equally difficult playoff schedule when they were pitted against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.

NHL News - Stanley Cup Update

The Penguins are favored to the win the series but as you know, anything can happen in the NHL playoffs. The Penguins have put a terrific lineup on the ice which includes Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino. The San Jose Sharks are ranked 4th in the NHL for goals per game while ranking 3rd in power play percentages. As we all know hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, so it only makes sense that betting on hockey is the most bet on sport in Canada with more wagers placed on the NHL than even the NFL at most Canadian online sportsbooks.

These two evenly matched teams could take the series 6 or 7 games. The end result of the series could come down to the plays of the goalies. Both teams are putting young goalies on the ice, which could prove to be the deciding factor in which team hoists the coveted Stanley Cup trophy.

June 12, 2016 by : Posted in NHL No Comments

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