If the Philadelphia Flyers do not win their Game 3 NHL playoff betting matchup at home versus the Boston Bruins on May 5th this series is over. There are simply no ifs, ands, or buts about it: a Bruins win will punch their ticket into the Eastern Conference NHL betting finals and the Flyers will have to watch the rest of the NHL playoff betting action from home.
So now that the stakes are known, the possible outcomes laid out, the question is whether or not the Flyers can win? Philadelphia is not exactly a favorite in the NHL odds to win the Stanley Cup betting action and many hockey betting fans are surprised to see that this team even made it to the second round of the NHL playoff betting action. The Flyers finished the regular season with just 88 points (41-35-6) and clinched the #7 seed in the Eastern Conference only on the last day of the NHL regular season.
But once the playoffs began it quickly became obvious that the Flyers were the better team in their first round matchup with the New Jersey Devils in the NHL playoff odds competition. The Flyers easily dispatched the Devils yet now they find themselves staring out of a 0-2 hole and face a must win hockey betting matchup in Game 3.
The Bruins are very tough team to play, quite literally. This is the most physical team left in the NHL playoff action and it will beat your brains in. A very good Buffalo Sabres team learned this the hard way and are now watching the NHL playoff betting action from home. The Bruins have been pretty to watch but they’ve been effective and they’ve beat down on the Flyers the same effective way they did the Sabres.
Neither of the team’s wins in this NHL betting series has been pretty but a win is a win. The team toughed out an OT winner in Game 1 and got a lucky goal in Game 2 to seal the hockey betting victory. The luck can’t last forever for the Bruins and even though the Flyers are from the best team left in the NHL Playoff betting field, they should get the win in front of the crazed Philly crowd that will crying for Bruin blood in Game 3.