The Philadelphia Flyers are just one win away from playing in the Stanley Cup betting Finals. After putting together one of the most exciting NHL playoff betting runs in recent memory the Flyers are just three periods of hockey betting action away from making the impossible possible.
After becoming just the third team in NHL playoff betting history to come back from being down 3-0 in a series to win it, the #7 Flyers (41-35-6) are looking to close out the #8 seed Montreal Canadiens (39-33-10) and book a very improbable spot in the Stanley Cup betting finals.
The only problem for the Flyers is the fact that the Habs are very far from out in this year’s NHL playoff betting action. Montreal is a team that pushed its first two opponents in the NHL playoff betting to Game 7s and won both times. A 3-1 deficit in an NHL betting series hardly scares this team of over achievers.
But one thing that should scare them is the fact that Flyers are netting goals like crazy against a defense and a goal keeper than until this point in the NHL playoff betting had been invincible.
Habs Goalie Jaroslav Halak had been the superstar of the hockey betting postseason before he face the Flyers, shutting down both Alex Ovechkin and Sydney Crosby. But against the Flyers he’s looked like an NHL betting back up even giving up 4 goals and being pulled in Game 1.
But look for him to bounce back in Game 5 and even if the Habs don’t win the series they’ll likely win Game 5 and at least keep things a bit interesting. This team has overcome too much adversity to go out this quietly in the NHL playoff betting.
Look for Halak to have a monster game and push this hockey betting series to a Game 6. He’ll also need help in the scoring department from NHL playoff leading goal scorer Mike Cammallerie (13 goals in 18 games). Cammallerie has had a pretty quite series so far against the Flyers and his scoring is need now more than ever. The Flyers will be playing in front of a crazed arena in Philly and it will be a definite boost for the home team.
But the Habs are a tough team and will find a way to pull out a in this NHL playoff betting matchup.