The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to make Stanley Cup betting history when they take the ice on Wednesday night. Philly is trying to become just the third team in NHL odds history to come from behind 3-0 in a hockey betting playoff series and win. The Boston Bruins are hoping to play spoiler and squash any thought of a Game 7 in this hockey betting matchup by clinching the series with a win tonight.
Leading 3-0 at point in this Stanley Cup betting seris the Bruins have completely fallen off the tracks. No team in the NHL playoff betting action so far this year has staged such a complete and utter turnaround as the Bruins. Just a week ago they looked as though they might be the best team left in the Stanley Cup odds action. Yet the team promptly dropped its next two hockey betting matches and now maintains a tenuous 3-2 lead in a Stanley Cup betting series that should have been over last week.
After two of the first three games of this NHL playoff betting series by the slimmest of margins the #7 seed Flyers have come roaring back. And the more games these teams play the better Philly seems to get as evidenced by the team’s 4-0 blowout of the Bruins –in Boston no less! This is a team that has nothing to lose and that’s most dangerous type of NHL playoff betting opponent.
On key point in this Stanley Cup betting game to keep an eye on is the Flyers goalkeeper status. Brian Boucher had been the go-to-guy for the Flyers in the net during the this year’s NHL playoff betting action but a Game 5 injury will likely see him on the bench to start Game 6. Michael Leighton performed well in the backup role in Game 5 but look for the Bruins to attack early and often in Game 6 to feel out the goalie.
If Leighton can hold up in the net you have to like the Flyers chances in this hockey betting matchup. The Bruins aren’t exactly an offensive juggernaut and so long as the Philly defensemen can hang back the Flyers just need to keep on doing what they’re doing and they’ll find themselves in Boston on Friday playing for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals betting action.