NHL Playoff Game 1 Lines

NHL Playoff Game 1 Lines

The Stanley Cup qualifying round will feature 16 teams all looking to win a best-of-five series in order to determine the eight teams that will advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The restart campaign will kick off on Aug. 1 and will finish no later than Aug. 9. Now, let’s find out who’s in action in the opening restart games.

NHL Playoff Game 1 Lines

Eastern Conference Qualifying Game 1 Odds & Analysis

  • New York Rangers +125
  • Carolina Hurricanes -145

The Rangers (37-33-5) are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings while Carolina (38-30-5) hits the restart in sixth place in the East. New York ranks a stellar fifth in scoring (3.3 gpg), but uninspiring 23rd in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). The Hurricanes rank 11th in scoring (3.2 gpg) and an identical 11th in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). The Rangers have won five straight against the Canes this season while putting five goals on the board in each of the last two meetings. The Rangers are 41-14 in the last 55 meetings, but the underdog has gone a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings. 

  • Florida Panthers +100
  • New York Islanders -120

The Panthers (35-34-8) are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings while the Islanders (35-33-10) are in ninth place in the East. Florida ranks sixth in scoring (3.3 gpg), but a dismal 29th in goals allowed. The Islanders rank an uninspiring 22nd in scoring (2.8 gpg) and ninth in goals allowed by giving up an identical 2.8 goals per game. New York has won all three regular season meetings against Florida including a 3-1 home win the last time they met on December 12. The Panthers are 0-4 in the last four meetings while the favorite in this rivalry have gone 5-1 in the last six meetings. 

  • Montreal Canadiens +170
  • Pittsburgh Penguins 100

Montreal (3140-9) is in 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings while Pittsburgh is in fifth place (40-29-6). The Canadiens rank 19th in scoring (2.9 gpg) and an identical 19th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). Pittsburgh ranks 10th in scoring (3.2 gpg) and 12th in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). The Penguins have won two straight after dropping their first meeting against Montreal this season. The Canadiens are just 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in this rivalry while the underdog has gone 5-1 in the last six meetings. 

Western Conference Qualifying Game 1 Odds & Analysis

  • Chicago Blackhawks +145
  • Edmonton Oilers 165

The Blackhawks (32-38-8) are in 12th place in the Western Conference standings while the Oilers (37-34-9) are sitting in fourth place out West. Chicago ranks 18th in scoring (3.0 gpg) and 16th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). Edmonton ranks a modest 15th in scoring (3.1 gpg) and an identical 15th in goals allowed (3.0 gpg). The Blackhawks have won three of four meetings in this rivalry this season while going 15-7 in the last 22 meetings overall. The favorite in this Western Conference series has gone 5-2 in the last seven meetings. 

  • Winnipeg Jets +125
  • Calgary Flames -145

The Jets (37-34-6) are in sixth place in the Western Conference standings while the Flames (36-34-7) are in seventh place in the standings (36-34-7). Winnipeg is ranked 17th in scoring (3.0 gpg) and 10th in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). Calgary ranks 20th in scoring (2.9 gpg) and 17th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). The Flames took the first two meetings this season, but Winnipeg has won the last two meetings. The favorite in this rivalry has gone 10-4 in the last 14 meetings while the under has gone a near-perfect 5-1 in the last six meetings.

  • Minnesota Wild +100
  • Vancouver Canucks -120

The Wild (35-34-7) are sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference standings while the Canucks (36-33-6) are sitting in ninth place out West. Minnesota ranks 12th in scoring (3.2 gpg), but 24th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). Vancouver ranks eighth in scoring (3.2 gpg) and 21st in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). The Wild have won two straight and three of four meetings this season while scoring at least three goals in each of their victories. The road team in this rivalry has gone 8-3 in the last 11 meetings while the Over has gone a consistent 12-4-3 in the last 19 meetings overall. 

NHL Playoff Betting Guide

2020 NHL Playoff Betting Guide

Rejoice sports lovers and hockey fanatics in particular. While we still don’t have a set timetable, the NHL is clearly inching closer toward getting back in action at some point in the near future. Click here for updated Stanley Cup futures odds.

2020 NHL Playoff Betting Guide

The NHL announced it will forgo the remainder of the regular season while unveiling a revised, 24-team playoff structure that will allow a dozen teams from each conference (based on percentage points) into the postseason.

Stanley Cup Odds

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +570
  • Vegas Golden Knights +700
  • Boston Bruins +700
  • Colorado Avalanche +850
  • St. Louis Blues +1000
  • Philadelphia Flyers +1200
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +1200
  • Washington Capitals +1300
  • Dallas Stars +1600
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +2000
  • Nashville Predators +3000
  • Edmonton Oilers +3000
  • Arizona Coyotes +3300
  • New York Rangers +3500
  • Minnesota Wild +4000
  • Carolina Hurricanes +4500
  • Chicago Blackhawks +4500
  • Calgary Flames +5000
  • Vancouver Canucks +5000
  • Winnipeg Jets +5000
  • Florida Panthers +5500
  • New York Islanders +6000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +6600
  • Montreal Canadiens +8500

Still, commissioner Gary Bettman admitted that there is no guarantee that the season will resume, even in its new format, which gives 24 teams a shot at hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy instead of the usual 16. According to Bettman, the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association still need to iron out safety and health protocols, along with other issues, including where the games will be held.

Under the new format, the top four seeds in each conference, Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington and Philadelphia in the East and St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas and Dallas in the West — will square off in a pair of separate round-robin tournaments to determine seeding. The remaining 12 teams in each conference will be seeded by percentage points in order to play a best-of-five series. Here’s a look at each matchup by conference.

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Boston Bruins vs. No. 4 Philadelphia Flyers

With 44 victories, the Bruins have the most wins in all of hockey. Boston has won an identical 22 games at home and on the road. The Flyers were one of the hottest teams in all of hockey when the season was suspended, having won 14 of their final 17 games just prior to the break.

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 3 Washington Capitals

Prior to the break, the Lightning (43-21-5-1) were nipping at Boston’s heels for the top seed in the East, with 43 wins.

The Capitals (41-20-5-30) are one of the few teams in all of hockey with a winning record both, at home and on the road.

East Qualifying Round

No. 5 Pittsburgh Penguins -200 vs. No. 12 Montreal Canadiens +170

The Penguins (40-23-6-0) were just one victory behind both, Philly and Washington at the break. The Canadiens (31-31-8-1) might be in the playoffs, but they have a losing record at home (14-17-6).

No. 6 Carolina Hurricanes -145 vs. No. 11 New York Rangers +125

The Hurricanes (38-25-5-0) have an identical 19 victories at home and on the road.

The Rangers (37-28-3-2) are also one of the few teams in the league with a winning record at home and on the road, not to mention they’ve gone a blistering 44-26 ATS this season.

No. 7 New York Islanders -110 vs. No. 10 Florida Panthers -110

The Islanders (35-23-7-3) have gone an impressive 20-9-5-1 at home.

The Panthers (35-26-4-4) have a winning record at home and on the road despite ranking a dismal 28th in goals allowed (3.2 gpg).

No. 8 Toronto Maple Leafs -160 vs. No. 9 Columbus Blue Jackets +140

The Maple Leafs (36-25-4-5) have an identical 18 wins at home and on the road and rank a stellar third in scoring (3.4 gpg), but are just 29-41 ATS heading into the postseason. The Blue Jackets (33-22-11-4)

Western Conference

No. 1 St. Louis Blues vs. No. 4 Dallas Stars

The defending champion Blues have gone an insane 23-7-3-2 at home this season while ranking fifth in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). The Stars have recorded a winning record at home and on the road, mostly because they rank a phenomenal second in goals allowed (2.5 gpg).

No. 2 Colorado Avalanche vs. No. 3 Vegas Golden Knights

The Avalanche are tied with St. Louis for a conference-best 42 wins at the break. Colorado ranks a stupendous fourth in scoring (3.4 gpg) and sixth in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). Vegas got hot just before the break, winning eight of their last 10 prior to the suspension. The Knights rank an identical 13th in scoring (3.2 gpg) and goals allowed (2.9 gpg).

West Qualifying Round

No. 5 Edmonton Oilers -150 vs. No. 12 Chicago Blackhawks +130

The Oilers (37-25-7-2) are tied for the fourth most wins in the western Conference, mostly because they rank first on power play (29.5 %) and second in penalty killing (84.4%). The Blackhawks (32-30-4-4) were last in the Central Division, but reached the playoffs despite ranking a modest 18th in scoring (2.0 gpg) and 16th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg).

No. 6 Nashville Predators -135 vs. No. 11 Arizona Coyotes +115

The Predators (35-26-5-3) have put up – and allowed – an identical 3.1 goals per game to rank 16th in scoring and 21st in goals allowed. The Coyotes (33-29-4-4) rank a stellar third in goals allowed (2.6 gpg), but just 23rd in scoring (2.7 gpg).

No. 7 Vancouver Canucks -130 vs. No. 10 Minnesota Wild +110

The Canucks (36-27-3-3) went an uninspiring 14-18-1-1 on the road while ranking eighth in scoring (3.2 gpg), but just 20th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). The Wild (35-27-4-3) have gone 19-11-2-3 at home while ranking a modest 12th in scoring (3.2 gpg) and 24th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg).

No. 8 Calgary Flames -125 vs. No. 9 Winnipeg Jets +105

The Flames (36-27-6-1) are one of just six teams with 20 or more road wins despite ranking an uninspiring 20th in scoring (2.9 gpg) and 17th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). The Jets (37-28-4-2) are ranked an encouraging 10th in goals allowed (2.8 gpg).

The new playoff format leaves Buffalo, New Jersey, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Ottawa and Detroit on the outside looking in.

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Eastern Conference Odds

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +330
  • Boston Bruins +360
  • Washington Capitals +575
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +600
  • Philadelphia Flyers +620
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1000
  • New York Rangers +1500
  • Carolina Hurricanes +1800
  • New York Islanders +2500
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +2800
  • Florida Panthers +3300
  • Montreal Canadiens +3500

Western Conference Odds

  • Vegas Golden Knights +315
  • Colorado Avalanche +340
  • St. Louis Blues +425
  • Dallas Stars +660
  • Edmonton Oilers +1200
  • Nashville Predators +1500
  • Arizona Coyotes +1500
  • Minnesota Wild +2000
  • Vancouver Canucks +2200
  • Calgary Flames +2200
  • Winnipeg Jets +2200
  • Chicago Blackhawks +2500

Stanley Cup Final Matchup Odds

  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights +1750
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche +1865
  • Boston Bruins vs Vegas Golden Knights +1880
  • Boston Bruins vs Colorado Avalanche +2005
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs St Louis Blues +2260
  • Boston Bruins vs St Louis Blues +2425
  • Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights +2875
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights +2975
  • Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche +3050
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Vegas Golden Knights +3075
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche +3175
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Colorado Avalanche +3275
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars +3400
  • Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars +3650
  • Washington Capitals vs St Louis Blues +3700
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs St Louis Blues +3850
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs St Louis Blues +3950
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights +4750
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Colorado Avalanche +5100
  • Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars +5550
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Dallas Stars +5750
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers +5900
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Dallas Stars +5950
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs St Louis Blues +6100
  • Boston Bruins vs Edmonton Oilers +6350
  • New York Rangers vs Vegas Golden Knights +7300
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes +7600
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators +7600
  • New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche +7800
  • Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators +8200
  • Boston Bruins vs Arizona Coyotes +8200
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights +8700
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars +9100
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Colorado Avalanche +9300
  • New York Rangers vs St Louis Blues +9400
  • Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers +9600
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild +10000
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Edmonton Oilers +10000
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Edmonton Oilers +10300
  • Boston Bruins vs Minnesota Wild +10800
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets +11000
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames +11000
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks +11000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs St Louis Blues +11200
  • Boston Bruins vs Vancouver Canucks +11800
  • Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames +11800
  • Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets +11800
  • New York Islanders vs Vegas Golden Knights +12000
  • Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes +12400
  • Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators +12400
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks +12500
  • New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche +12800
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators +12900
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes +12900
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators +13300
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Arizona Coyotes +13300
  • Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks +13400
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vegas Golden Knights +13600
  • New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars +14000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche +14500
  • New York Islanders vs St Louis Blues +15300
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers +15800
  • Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights +16200
  • Washington Capitals vs Minnesota Wild +16300
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars +16700
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Minnesota Wild +16900
  • Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche +17300
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Vegas Golden Knights +17300
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs St Louis Blues +17500
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Minnesota Wild +17500
  • Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames +17800
  • Washington Capitals vs Vancouver Canucks +17800
  • Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets +17800
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche +18500
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames +18600
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vancouver Canucks +18600
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Winnipeg Jets +18600
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Winnipeg Jets +19100
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Vancouver Canucks +19100
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames +19100
  • Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks +20000
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Nashville Predators +20500
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Arizona Coyotes +20500
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks +21000
  • Florida Panthers vs St Louis Blues +21000
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Chicago Blackhawks +21500
  • Montreal Canadiens vs St Louis Blues +22000
  • New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars +23000
  • New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers +24500
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars +26000
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Minnesota Wild +27000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers +29000
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks +29500
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets +29500
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames +29500
  • Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars +31000
  • New York Rangers vs Arizona Coyotes +31500
  • New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators +31500
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks +33000
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Dallas Stars +33500
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators +37500
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes +37500
  • New York Islanders vs Edmonton Oilers +39500
  • New York Rangers vs Minnesota Wild +41500
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Edmonton Oilers +45000
  • New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames +45500
  • New York Rangers vs Vancouver Canucks +45500
  • New York Rangers vs Winnipeg Jets +45500
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild +49000
  • New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks +51000
  • New York Islanders vs Arizona Coyotes +51000
  • New York Islanders vs Nashville Predators +51000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Vancouver Canucks +54000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Winnipeg Jets +54000
  • Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers +54000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames +54000
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers +57000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators +59000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Arizona Coyotes +59000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks +61000
  • New York Islanders vs Minnesota Wild +67000
  • Florida Panthers vs Nashville Predators +70000
  • Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes +70000
  • New York Islanders vs Calgary Flames +74000
  • New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks +74000
  • New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets +74000
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators +75000
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Arizona Coyotes +75000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Minnesota Wild +77000
  • New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks +84000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canucks +85000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames +85000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets +85000
  • Florida Panthers vs Minnesota Wild +92000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks +96000
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Minnesota Wild +98000
  • Florida Panthers vs Calgary Flames +100000
  • Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets +100000
  • Florida Panthers vs Vancouver Canucks +100000
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames +107500
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks +107500
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets +107500
  • Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks +112500
  • Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks +122500
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Don’t Bet On The Tampa Bay Lightning To Win the Eastern Conference…

The Tampa Bay Lightning dominated last season. They were so formidable that even on sunny days, the rest of the NHL had to watch out for thunderbolts. But, Tampa’s Lightning became a Naked and Afraid like fire starter spark in the playoffs. That can work on a team’s mind, which is why Tampa’s a bad bet to win the deep Eastern Conference.

…And Don’t Bet On Toronto Maple Leafs To Win the East…

Can anyone help but not dream of pancakes every time they see the Leafs’ logo? Just like the syrup made from their moniker, Toronto will slip away in the playoffs this season. Toronto lost too much during the offseason while, we’re repeating here, the East is deep. Leafs and Lightning bow out early in the postseason just like they did in 2018-2019.

…And Pass On The Boston Bruins

Boston, you say? Sure, they’re a contender, but let’s be real for a moment. The Bruins knocked out Toronto and then skated past Columbus and Carolina. Both those squads are decent, not great, which means if they face the team that will win the Eastern Conference this season in the playoffs, they’ll get smashed like so many tiny piles of Boston baked beans under a pint of Sam Adams from a beer drinker who doesn’t understand how to play Candy Crush.

Back The Caps If You Are Picking An Eastern Conference Winner

Nancy might be after Donny with the impeachment talk, but no fan will want to send the Caps scurrying for cover this season. Washington’s three most important players, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, and Braden Holtby are all over 30.

The elder Capitals statesmen can still play some ball, though, which means the 2017-2018 Lord Stanley subjects can get it done again. Plus, they play in the calmer Metropolitan than the three-deep Atlantic.

Bet On The Calgary Flames To Engulf The Rest Of The West

The Calgary Flames will surprise the entire West and come out on top. Yes, Calgary bowed out of the playoffs without a fight last year. But they got tougher with the addition of Milan Lucic. If the Flames front office can sign Matthew Tkachuk in a timely manner, they will have the core team that made up the best team in the Western Conference and tied the Sharks for the second-most goals scored.

Odds To Win The Stanley Cup

Odds To Win The Stanley Cup

The 102nd season of the NHL is set to begin with 31 teams playing 82 games to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The regular season starts on October 2nd and runs until April 4th. The next Stanley Cup champion will be crowned in June 2020.

The defending Stanley Cup champion St Louis Blues are listed at +1700 to repeat as champions. The Stanley Cup betting favorite is the Tampa Bay Lightning +625 followed by the Vegas Golden Knights +725. Canada’s top shot at bringing the Stanley Cup home after decades in American hands is the Toronto Maple Leafs +1100.

Odds To Win The Stanley Cup 2019-20 Season

Tampa Bay Lightning +625
Vegas Golden Knights +725
Toronto Maple Leafs +1100
Dallas Stars +1375
Florida Panthers +1475
Boston Bruins +1500
Nashville Predators +1525
Colorado Avalanche +1575
St. Louis Blues +1700
New York Rangers +2000
Washington Capitals +2000
Pittsburgh Penguins +2300
Winnipeg Jets +2500
Calgary Flames +2500
New Jersey Devils +2650
Chicago Blackhawks +2650
New York Islanders +3000
San Jose Sharks +3000
Carolina Hurricanes +3000
Arizona Coyotes +4000
Philadelphia Flyers +5000
Vancouver Canucks +5000
Minnesota Wild +5500
Edmonton Oilers +5750
Montreal Canadiens +6600
Los Angeles Kings +10000
Buffalo Sabres +10000
Columbus Blue Jackets +10000
Anaheim Ducks +10000
Detroit Red Wings +20000
Ottawa Senators +30000

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Stanley Cup Final Odds, Schedule, How To Watch & Stream

The most grueling playoffs of all sports are coming to a head with the St. Louis Blues facing the Boston Bruins for the oldest trophy in all of sports. Click here for live Stanley Cup odds.

Stanley Cup Final Odds

Series Price
St. Louis Blues +145
Boston Bruins -165

Game 1 Odds
Blues +145
Bruins -165
O/U 5½

Game 1 is scheduled for May 27 in Boston. That means that the Bruins will have an unprecedented 11 days off between games. The previous longest gap between games for a Stanley Cup finalist in the NHL’s salary cap era was 9 days. The Blues will have three days to recover after winning three straight to close out their series against the Sharks in six games. St. Louis is back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970 when they faced the eventual champion Bruins.

All games will be broadcast and streamed via NBC.

Stanley Cup Final Schedule

All start times Eastern

  • Game 1: Monday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Boston)
  • Game 2: Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m. (Boston)
  • Game 3: Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. (St. Louis)
  • Game 4: Monday, June 3 at 8 p.m. (St. Louis)
  • *Game 5: Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. (Boston)
  • *Game 6: Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. (St. Louis)
  • *Game 7: Wednesday, June 12 at 8 p.m. (Boston)

*If necessary

Stanley Cup Final Odds, Schedule, How To Watch & Stream

Stanley Cup Conference Finals Odds & Betting Schedule

After two rounds we are halfway through the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. Click here for updated NHL Playoffs odds. For the first time in NHL history, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning team lost its first-round series in four straight. Also for the first, all four wild-card teams advanced to the second round. The history-making NHL playoffs included 19 overtime periods, five Game 7s and many upsets including sweeps.

Stanley Cup Conference Finals Odds & Betting Schedule

The Stanley Cup Playoffs final four is set. The San Jose Sharks will face the upstart St. Louis Blues in the West, and the Boston Bruins will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the East.

Final Four Stanley Cup Odds

  • Boston Bruins +178
  • San Jose Sharks +290
  • St. Louis Blues +320
  • Carolina Hurricanes +390

Odds To Win the Western Conference

St Louis Blues +115
San Jose Sharks -135

Odds To Win the Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes +135
Boston Bruins -155

NHL Playoffs Betting Schedule

Here is the complete schedule (All times ET, subject to change):

Eastern Conference Final

Thursday, May 9, 8 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBCSN
Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBC
Tuesday, May 14, 8 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBCSN
Thursday, May 16, 8 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBCSN
*Saturday, May 18, 7:15 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBC
*Monday, May 20, 8 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBCSN
*Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBCSN

Western Conference Final

Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m.: Blues @ Sharks | NBC
Monday, May 13, 9 p.m.: Blues @ Sharks | NBCSN
Wednesday, May 15, 8 p.m.: Sharks @ Blues | NBCSN
Friday, May 17, 8 p.m.: Sharks @ Blues | NBCSN
*Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m.: Blues @ Sharks | NBC
*Tuesday, May 21, 8 p.m.: Sharks @ Blues | NBCSN
*Thursday, May 23, 9 p.m.: Blues @ Sharks | NBC

* if necessary

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NHL Playoffs 2019: Updated Odds & Schedule

The Stanley Cup NHL Playoffs are in the final stretch of the conference semifinals. There is one Game 7 on the calendar. Could there be two more?

NHL Playoffs Updated Series Odds:

Columbus Blue Jackets +315
Boston Bruins -380

Colorado Avalanche +315
San Jose Sharks -380

Dallas Stars +120
St. Louis Blues -140

The St. Louis Blues struck early and often to force Game 7 versus the Dallas Stars. Can Columbus and Colorado do the same in their Game 6’s tonight against Boston and San Jose respectively?

NHL Playoffs 2019 Second-Round Schedule (All Times ET)

*If necessary

Monday, May 6

Game 6: Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Network

Game 6: San Jose at Colorado, 10 p.m., NBC Sports Network

Tuesday, May 7

Game 7: Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m., NBC Sports Network

Wednesday, May 8

Game 7: Columbus at Boston, TBD*

Game 7: Colorado at San Jose, TBD*

Stanley Cup Final Odds, Schedule, How To Watch & Stream

Updated Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds & Betting Schedule

We’re down to eight. Both conference winners are out. All four division leaders are gone. All four wildcard teams are still in. The 2019 NHL Playoffs have been the exact opposite of its NBA counterpart. Click here for updated NHL Stanley Cup betting futures.

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds, Betting Update & Schedule

The league-leading and Presidents Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning got the madness started. Tampa tied an NHL record with 62 regular season wins but was swept by the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets. Then the top-seed out of the West, Calgary, succumbed to the Colorado Avalanche in five games. Plus Carolina dumped the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals in seven games.

Upsets continued. The Isles forced out Pittsburgh, the league’s dynasty for the past decade. San Jose dusted last year’s Cinderella Vegas Golden Knights. The San Jose dusted last season’s Cinderella, the Vegas Golden Knights. Boston fought off Toronto in seven games. Dallas and St Louis fought off Nashville and Winnipeg respectively.

Updated NHL Odds To Win The Stanley Cup

  • San Jose Sharks +400
  • St. Louis Blues +460
  • Boston Bruins +460
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +550
  • Carolina Hurricanes +750
  • New York Islanders +800
  • Colorado Avalanche +850
  • Dallas Stars +950

Odds To Win The East

  • Boston Bruins +173
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +275
  • New York Islanders +310
  • Carolina Hurricanes +435

Odds To Win The West

  • St. Louis Blues +202
  • San Jose Sharks +270
  • Dallas Stars +305
  • Colorado Avalanche +355

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Series Prices

Columbus Blue Jackets +125
Boston Bruins -145

Dallas Stars +140
St. Louis Blues -160

Carolina Hurricanes +105
New York Islanders -125

Colorado Avalanche +120
San Jose Sharks -140

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Schedule

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 25 Game 1 at Boston 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 27 Game 2 at Boston 8 p.m. ET (NBC/fuboTV)
April 30 Game 3 at Columbus 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
May 2 Game 4 at Columbus 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*May 4 Game 5 at Boston 7:15 p.m. ET (NBC/fuboTV)
*May 6 Game 6 at Columbus TBD
*May 8 Game 7 at Boston TBD

*If necessary

New York Islanders (M2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 26 Game 1 at NY Islanders 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 28 Game 2 at NY Islanders 3 p.m. ET (NBC/fuboTV)
May 1 Game 3 at Carolina 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
May 3 Game 4 at Carolina 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*May 5 Game 5 at NY Islanders TBD
*May 7 Game 6 at Carolina TBD
*May 8 Game 7 at NY Islanders TBD

*If necessary

Western Conference

San Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 26 Game 1 at San Jose 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 28 Game 2 at San Jose 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 30 Game 3 at Colorado 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
May 2 Game 4 at Colorado 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*May 4 Game 5 at San Jose TBD
*May 6 Game 6 at Colorado TBD
*May 7 Game 7 at San Jose TBD

*If necessary

St. Louis Blues (C3) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 25 Game 1 at St. Louis 9:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 27 Game 2 at St. Louis 3 p.m. ET (NBC/fuboTV)
April 29 Game 3 at Dallas 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
May 1 Game 4 at Dallas 9:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
May 3 Game 5 at St. Louis 9:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
May 5 Game 6 at Dallas TBD
May 7 Game 7 at St. Louis TBD

*If necessary

1st Round Series Odds, Schedule, TV Info NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2019

1st Round Series Odds, Schedule, TV Info NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2019

After 2,542 games, the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup playoff matchups were finalized on Saturday night. Now we know when the teams will be playing in Round 1, how to watch the games on TV and odds on who will win their first round series. Click here for NHL futures.

1st Round Series Odds, Schedule, TV Info NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2019

Sixteen teams begin the battle for the 2019 Stanley Cup this Wednesday, April 10th.

NHL Playoff Eastern Conference Series Odds & Schedule

Tampa Bay Lightning -410 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets +330
Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m.: Blue Jackets at Lightning — USA
Friday, April 12, 7 p.m.: Blue Jackets at Lightning — CNBC
Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m.: Lightning at Blue Jackets — NBCSN
Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.: Lightning at Blue Jackets — CNBC
*Friday, April 19, TBD: Blue Jackets at Lightning — TBD
*Sunday, April 21, TBD: Lightning at Blue Jackets — TBD
*Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Blue Jackets at Lightning — TBD

Boston Bruins -150 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs +130
Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.: Leafs at Bruins — NBCSN
Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m.: Leafs at Bruins — NBC
Monday, April 15, 7 p.m.: Bruins at Leafs — NBCSN
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.: Bruins at Leafs — NBCSN
*Friday, April 19, TBD: Leafs at Bruins — TBD
*Sunday, April 21, TBD: Bruins at Leafs — TBD
*Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Leafs at Bruins — TBD

Washington Capitals -150 vs. Carolina Hurricanes +130
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: Hurricanes at Capitals — USA
Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m.: Hurricanes at Capitals — NBC
Monday, April 15, 7 p.m.: Capitals at Hurricanes — CNBC
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.: Capitals at Hurricanes — TBD
*Saturday, April 20, TBD: Hurricanes at Capitals — TBD
*Monday, April 22, TBD: Capitals at Hurricanes — TBD
*Wednesday, April 24, TBD: Hurricanes at Capitals — TBD

New York Islanders +130 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins -150
Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.: Penguins at Islanders — NBCSN
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.: Penguins at Islanders — NBCSN
Sunday, April 14, 12 p.m.: Islanders at Penguins — NBC
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.: Islanders at Penguins — NBCSN
*Thursday, April 18, TBD: Penguins at Islanders — TBD
*Saturday, April 20, TBD: Islanders at Penguins — TBD
*Monday, April 22, TBD: Penguins at Islanders — TBD

NHL Playoff Western Conference Series Odds & Schedule

Nashville Predators -185 vs. Dallas Stars +160
Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 p.m.: Stars at Predators — USA
Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m.: Stars at Predators — CNBC
Monday, April 15, 9:30 p.m.: Predators at Stars — NBCSN
Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m. Predators at Stars — USA
*Saturday, April 20, TBD: Stars at Predators — TBD
*Monday, April 22, TBD: Predators at Stars — TBD
*Wednesday, April 24, TBD: Stars at Predators — TBD

Winnipeg Jets +105 vs. St. Louis Blues -125
Wednesday, April 10, 8 p.m.: Blues at Jets — NHL Network
Friday, April 12, 9:30 p.m.: Blues at Jets — CNBC
Sunday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.: Jets at Blues — CNBC
Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 p.m.: Jets at Blues — CNBC
*Thursday, April 18, TBD: Blues at Jets — TBD
*Saturday, April 20, TBD: Jets at Blues — TBD
*Monday, April 22, TBD: Blues at Jets — TBD

Calgary Flames -220 vs. Colorado Avalanche +180
Thursday, April 11, 10 p.m.: Avalanche at Flames — NBCSN
Saturday, April 13, 10:30 p.m.: Avalanche at Flames | NBCSN
Monday, April 15, 10 p.m.: Flames at Avalanche | CNBC
Wednesday, April 17, 10 p.m.: Flames at Avalanche | NBCSN
*Friday, April 19, TBD: Avalanche at Flames — TBD
*Sunday, April 21, TBD: Flames at Avalanche — TBD
*Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Avalanche at Flames — TBD

San Jose Sharks -110 vs. Vegas Golden Knights -110
Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 p.m.: Golden Knights at Sharks — NBCSN
Friday, April 12, 10:30 p.m.: Golden Knights at Sharks — NBCSN
Sunday, April 14, 10 p.m.: Sharks at Golden Knights — NBCSN
Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 p.m.: Sharks at Golden Knights — NBCSN
*Thursday, April 18, TBD: Golden Knights at Sharks — TBD
*Sunday, April 21, TBD: Sharks at Golden Knights — TBD
*Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Golden Knights at Sharks — TBD

NHL Playoff Betting Guide

2019 Stanley Cup NHL Betting Futures

The two month chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup begins this Wednesday and it is going to be wild. To take the action to the next level, why not bet on aStanley Cup NHL future?

2019 Stanley Cup NHL Betting Futures

Stanley Cup Odds

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +225
  • Calgary Flames +800
  • Nashville Predators +1100
  • Boston Bruins +1150
  • San Jose Sharks +1155
  • Washington Capitals +1200
  • Vegas Golden Knights +1325
  • St. Louis Blues +1375
  • Winnipeg Jets +1400
  • New York Islanders +1650
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1875
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +2650
  • Dallas Stars +2700
  • Colorado Avalanche +2750
  • Carolina Hurricanes +2800
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +3000

NHL Odds To Win The Western Conference

  • Calgary Flames +340
  • Nashville Predators +465
  • San Jose Sharks +470
  • Vegas Golden Knights +520
  • St. Louis Blues +560
  • Winnipeg Jets +565
  • Dallas Stars +1500
  • Colorado Avalanche +1700

NHL Odds To Win The Eastern Conference

  • Tampa Bay Lightning +133
  • Boston Bruins +500
  • Washington Capitals +600
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1000
  • New York Islanders +1050
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +1250
  • Carolina Hurricanes +1450
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +1500

Odds On Stanley Cup Final Matchup

  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames +876
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators +1165
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks +1175
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights +1295
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs St Louis Blues +1395
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets +1405
  • Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames +2625
  • Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames +3125
  • Boston Bruins vs Nashville Predators +3425
  • Boston Bruins vs San Jose Sharks +3450
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars +3650
  • Boston Bruins vs Vegas Golden Knights +3800
  • Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators +4050
  • Boston Bruins vs St Louis Blues +4075
  • Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets +4100
  • Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks +4100
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche +4125
  • Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights +4500
  • Washington Capitals vs St Louis Blues +4825
  • Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets +4875
  • New York Islanders vs Calgary Flames +5150
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Calgary Flames +5250
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames +6000
  • New York Islanders vs Nashville Predators +6700
  • New York Islanders vs San Jose Sharks +6750
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Nashville Predators +6850
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs San Jose Sharks +6900
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames +7100
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames +7400
  • New York Islanders vs Vegas Golden Knights +7400
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vegas Golden Knights +7600
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators +7800
  • New York Islanders vs St Louis Blues +7900
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks +7900
  • New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets +8000
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs St Louis Blues +8100
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets +8200
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Vegas Golden Knights +8600
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators +9200
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Winnipeg Jets +9300
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs St Louis Blues +9300
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs San Jose Sharks +9300
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators +9600
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs San Jose Sharks +9700
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights +10200
  • Boston Bruins vs Dallas Stars +10400
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vegas Golden Knights +10700
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs St Louis Blues +10900
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Winnipeg Jets +11000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs St Louis Blues +11400
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets +11500
  • Boston Bruins vs Colorado Avalanche +11800
  • Washington Capitals vs Dallas Stars +12300
  • Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche +13900
  • New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars +20000
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Dallas Stars +20500
  • New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche +23000
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Dallas Stars +23500
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Colorado Avalanche +23500
  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche +26500
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Dallas Stars +28000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars +29000
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Colorado Avalanche +31500
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Colorado Avalanche +33000