Cliches are rampant in sports and especially when the stakes are raised as they are in the NHL betting odds competition during the playoffs. There is no such thing a “Do-or-Die” match, or for that matter a “Do-or –Die” anything, with perhaps the exception of a vital organ transplant. But all hyperbole aside, if the Detroit Red Wings do not win Game Two of this NHL playoff betting series at home on May 4th, their chances of winning this series are .000000009% or less.
You might want to double-check the math on that one, but any hope of advancing to the Conference Finals after falling into a 0-3 hole would be infinitesimal. Detroit entered the NHL playoff betting action as one of the hottest teams in the league.
After missing their top players for most of the NHL odds competition the team was finally healthy and at 100% as the first round of the Stanley Cup betting got underway. The team pushed the higher seeded Phoenix Coyotes to seven games before advancing.
The teams’ collection of decorated NHL Playoff betting veterans like Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen have all been stellar and on paper this looked to be a very good hockey betting matchup. But the Sharks took Game 1, winning a 4-3 thriller and then they took Game 2 winning another 4-3 thriller.
While the hockey betting action has been fantastic the results have been miserable for the Wings and their legions of NHL betting fanatics. It’s been two heart wrenching losses for the Wings so far in this hockey betting series and the Sharks can’t help but feel a bit lucky to have escaped with two wins in two games.
At Joe Luis Arena in Game 3 look for the Wings and their superstars to come out attacking early. This is a team that cannot believe it’s already down 0-2 after playing some very good hockey in both NHL playoff betting matchups. The Wings will get their revenge in this game with the help of Red Wing crazies who will have the place rocking. One of the worst places for opposing teams to visit during NHL playoff betting time, the Wings will finally register their first win in this series tonight.