Nearly the entire city of Pittsburgh prayed that this Stanley Cup betting matchup would never come about. And perhaps the entire city of Quebec was on its knees begging the hockey gods for this very same NHL odds hockey betting matchup.
Game 6 of this thrilling NHL playoff series will get underway on Monday night with the Pittsburgh Penguins looking to close out this bothersome series and get on with the Eastern Conference Finals while the upstart Habs would love to see another improbably hockey betting win and force a Game Seven against the defending Stanley Cup Finals betting champ.
If you’re a hockey betting fan or even a sports fan in general this is what you live for. Game 6 could be the very last game of this Stanley Cup betting series and it could very well be the very last game of the 2010-2009 hockey betting season for the Montreal Canadiens. But if recent NHL odds playoff action has been anything to go by the Habs will have a few tricks up their sleeves.
No one in the sports betting universe expected this #8 Montreal to get past the hockey betting juggernaut that was the #1 seed Washington Capitals. But the Habs pushed a Game 7 with Washington as well and managed to shut down goal scoring machine Alex Ovechkin and here they are looking to do the same thing against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The teams split the last two games at Montreal and so the Pens know how to win on the road. The team must have better production out of its stars, though, if it’s going to end this hockey betting series on the road. NHL betting MVP Sidney Crosby has been a non-factor this entire series having failed to score a single goal in this NHL playoff betting series. There would be no better time for him to break his drought than Game 6.
But it’s not easy to get a puck past Habs’ goalie Jaroslav Halak who has been the best player on the ice throughout this Stanley Cup betting postseason. Game 6 though should go in favor the Pens. Crosby is simply too good to be kept out of the scoring column for an entire series and he should be have a big impact on this game as the Pens advance to the Eastern Conference hockey betting finals.