Perhaps all it took was a little home cooking to get the Montreal Canadiens in the win column in this Stanley Cup betting series and make things interesting. In a tremendous reversal of fortunes the #8 seed Habs (39-33-10) became the aggressors and the goal scorers in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference hockey betting matchup.
After jumping out to an early lead against the #7 seed Philadelphia Flyers (41-35-6) the Habs never took their foot off the gas pedal and buried the Flyers in the first game of this NHL odds match up played in Montreal. Both the Flyers fans and the Canadiens hockey betting fans are lunatics and obviously have played a big part in this Stanley Cup betting series.
The home team has won all three of the games in this NHL playoff betting series. And they haven’t just been wins, but blowouts. With scores of 5-0, 3-0 and now 5-1 the NHL betting games in this hockey betting series have all been lop-sided beat-downs. If this NHL playoff betting pattern holds true to form the Habs should take Game 4 of this NHL odds series with another large margin of victory.
Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but with the record now somewhat leveled at 2-1 there is no reason to believe that this NHL playoff betting won’t go the distance. Both of these teams seem to prefer knockdown drag-out hockey betting battles on the ice and that looks where this NHL playoff betting series is going.
Remember that both the Stanley Cup betting series that the Habs have been in this post season have gone seven games and the Flyers are just coming off a magnificent seven game series of their own. Both teams seem to be more comfortable in longer series and never seem to panic no matter the NHL odds makers might say.
In Game 3 the Habs took a page out of the Flyers’ book and finally got some production from their stars. The Habs attacked early loading up on players in front of the Flyers goal and making life miserable for Philly keeper Michael Leighton who shutout streak was finally ended as he was torched for 5 goals on the night.
In contrast the Habs star goalie, Jarolsav Halak was back in form as he stopped 25 of 26 shots giving up a goal only the final minutes of this NHL betting matchup. Goal scoring machine Mike Cammallerie was also back in fine form finding the net for this 13th goal of the NHL playoff betting season to start the rout.