Game sevens don’t get much more exciting than this one and you can be sure the entire hockey betting universe will tuned into the Game 7 matchup between the upstart Montreal Canadiens and the Stanley Cup betting favorite, Washington Capitals. It’s do-or-die, now or never, or what other sports betting cliché you want to insert, for both of these teams and NHL playoff betting fans are in for a real treat.
On Wednesday April 28th there will be no other hockey betting matchup on the schedule as the other first round series in the hunt for a spot in the Stanley Cup odds action have all ended. So with the eyes of the sports betting universe on them, these two teams will have plenty of pressure on them.
Strangely enough, the Habs, an #8 seed afterthought in the minds of most Stanley Cup odds makers seemed to thrive under the hockey betting pressure while the Stanley Cup betting favorite Caps have seemed to struggle from the first minute of the series.
After barely squeezing into the NHL playoff betting on the final day of the regular season and with a relatively paltry 88 points (39-33-10) the Canadiens, at least on paper, is the worst team in NHL playoff betting. Yet here they are pushing the regular season NHL betting point leaders (Caps finished with 121 points) to the brink of Stanley Cup betting competition elimination.
Montreal is a major hockey betting underdog in every since the word and yet it you wouldn’t know that by watching the team perform on the ice. In Game 6 when the team’s NHL betting season was on the line and it looked to sports betting fans as if the fairy tale had ended and the clock was about to strike midnight, the Habs came out and beat the pants off the Caps in a 4-1 NHL betting blowout.
The Caps will have the advantage of playing in front of a home crowd as well as having the services of the best player in the NHL betting competition, Alex Ovechkin. And there is little doubt that the Caps lineup is far more talented. But if the Canadiens get on the scoreboard first look for goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak to protect the lead and for Habs to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the NHL playoff betting in years.