The Chicago Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in hockey betting the entire season and so it’s little surprise that they own a commanding 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup betting heading into Game 3. It hasn’t been easy so far in this hockey betting series and it’s not likely to get easier, but the Hawks are in firm control of this NHL odds series versus the Philadelphia Flyers and if they can manage to win on Wednesday night they’ll have an all but insurmountable 3-0 lead in the 2010 Stanley Cup betting action and be within in one win of hoisting Lord Stanley’s hardware.
Granted, if there’s any team in hockey betting capable of coming back from a 3-0 deficit it’s the Flyers but there is such an astronomically small chance of that happening during the Stanley Cup betting finals that it’s not even worth considering. If the Hawks win Game 3 in Philly this NHL odds series is over. No team in NHL betting history has ever come back from a 3-0 hole in the Stanley Cup betting action and it’s not going to happen this year either.
The Hawks have not dominated in either Game 1 or 2 (slim 1 goal victories of 6-5 and 2-1) and, in fact, could have very easily lost both games. It took a late game goal in Game 1 to cement the Chicago win and in Game 2 more than one lucky bounce of the puck preserved the Hawks win as the Flyers assaulted Antti Neimi (32 saves) over the last half of the 3rd period.
But nonetheless the team pulled out both wins and is now well poised to capture the Stanley Cup betting title.
The Flyers have thrown just about everything they can at the Hawks and still come up short. That sort of demoralizing effort has a way of ending NHL playoff betting series quickly. Further, the Hawks have rattled off two wins in a row in this Stanley Cup betting series without even the slightest contribution from team captain and NHL playoff betting leading scorer, Jonathon Toews (26 points in 18 games). He’s bound to have a break out game and if he’s able to make in impact it all but guarantees a Chicago victory in Game 3.
And if Chicago wins Game 3 this Stanley Cup betting series is over.