Less than a year removed from back-to-back appearances in the Stanley Cup odds action the Detroit Red Wings are on the brink of a second round exit from the NHL playoff odds action and unless this team can pull a rabbit out of its hat and somehow get a win in Game 4 at the Joe Luis Arena on Thursday night this hockey betting series is all but over.
On paper this NHL playoff odds matchup had a heap of potential, but in practice it’s been an awfully one-sided affair. The Sharks have won all three hard fought games and seem destined to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup odds finals. The games have all been close with all three hockey betting contests settled by a one goal difference. But a hockey betting loss by one goal or by 10 goals is still a loss.
The Wings virtually have no chance of winning this Stanley Cup betting series now, but they can still salvage a game or two and give the home town fans something to cheer about, if only for one hockey betting matchup. Detroit will certainly make another good showing in Game 4 and play its heart out on the home town ice but hockey betting inevitable still awaits this team.
Detroit has perhaps the most Stanley Cup betting playoff experience of any club left in the race for the Stanley Cup odds but that experience has been gained over years of experience and it seems that the years are finally catching up with this talented but relatively old team. There has been closer series in the NHL playoff betting than this one, but strangely enough, it’s also the most lop-sided series in the playoffs right now with Sharks leading 3-0.
San Jose has simply been a little bit better when it had to be and that’s been the difference in this hockey betting series. Perhaps a different bounce of the puck here or there or a bit better luck and this series could easily be in favor the Wings 3-0. But it’s not. And now the Wings hockey betting season is on the brink of extinction. Look for the Wings to get one last win at home in Game 4 before being eliminated from the NHL playoff betting action in San Jose.