In case anyone might have forgotten with all the Stanley Cup betting fireworks going in the Eastern Conference right now, the Western Conference Finals will get underway on Sunday May 16th when the Chicago Blackhawks to San Jose to take on the #1 seed Sharks in the Shark Tank.
The sports betting universe has been singularly focused on the Eastern Conference right now as the #8 Montreal Canadiens became the first team in hockey betting history to make it to the conference finals betting action and the #7 Philadelphia Flyers try and become just the third team in NHL betting history to come back from a 3-0 deficit.
But there is some fantastic hockey being played out West as well and when these two teams square with a trip to the Stanley Cup betting action on the line you will see two of the best teams in hockey betting going head to head and some high quality hockey being played on the ice.
The Sharks finished the NHL betting season with the best record in the Western Conference 51-20-11 (113) and the second best record in the league. The team won the Pacific Division and clinched the #1 seed by playing stingy defense (215 GA) and consistent offense.
The Blackhawks kept pace with the Sharks through the NHL betting season finishing just one point behind San Jose in the regular season (112 points; 52-22-8) and was one of the best teams in hockey betting the entire season. Chicago scored the second most goals in the Western Conference during the NHL betting regular season (271) and allowed the second fewest goals (209).
As you can see from the tale of the tape these are two very fine hockey clubs and this Western Conference Finals could very well turn out to be the best series of the 2010 NHL playoff betting action. It’s the series that everyone wanted to see and now the sports betting fans have got what they wanted. The Sharks haven’t played in more than a week and are going to be rusty. Chicago is a very good road team (23-14-4) so expect the Hawks to come in and steal at least one of the first two games in San Jose.