The Philadelphia Flyers are finally on the board with their Game 3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 Stanley Cup betting action. All it took was a little home cookin’ to get this team the hockey betting win and make the series interesting. They say that an NHL playoff betting series doesn’t begin until a team wins on the road but the way this series is going it may never start.
Home ice advantage has been crucial so far in this hockey betting series and what a series it’s been in. Heading into the 2010 Stanley Cup betting series the NHL odds makers, the sports betting fans and the online wagering websites all picked the Blackhawks to win by a landslide.
Why not? A simple tale of the hockey betting tape weighed heavily in the Blackhawks favor. Chicago had a much better record through the NHL betting season (52-22-8; 112 points), had a higher playoff betting seed (#2) and had beaten much better teams in the NHL playoff betting action (Vancouver and San Jose). It also had two of the three leading scorers in the NHL playoff betting action (Jonathon Toews 26 points, Patrick Kane 21 goals) heading into the Stanley Cup betting.
But the Philly’s have shown the sports betting world what they’re all about and time after time this NHL playoff betting season proved the NHL odds makers wrong. They have all but nullified Toews and Kane from this series. They have played tough defense and gotten plenty of good looks at the goal. In fact, with a bit better luck the Flyers could actually be leading this hockey betting series 3-0 right now.
This Stanley Cup betting series burst out of the blocks with a 6-5 goal scoring explosion that none of the NHL odds makers predicted. In truth, the Hawks were lucky to win that game. Game 2 was another 1 goal victory for Chicag0 (2-1) and, again, that NHL betting matchup could have gone either way as the Flyers got a flurry of shots on goal in the closing minutes but couldn’t convert.
So it was only fitting that in Game 3 the Flyers won by yet another 1-goal margin and gave the home crowd hockey betting fans something cheer about as the teams prepare for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup betting action in Philly.