Bruins Building Momentum in Finals – NHL Betting – Bruins at Canucks (June 10th)
The Bruins have momentum in their favour heading into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final on Friday night at Rogers Arena. After a 4-0 victory in Game 4 and an 8-1 victory in Game 3, Vancover will need to do something. For the best NHL betting odds, sign up now with Pinnacle Sports.
The Canucks rolled into Game 3 at TD Garden with a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, but the Bruins dominated both games at home to send the set back to Vancouver with the teams knotted at two games apiece.
Tim Thomas stopped 37 shots to earn the shutout in Boston’s 4-0 win over Vancouver in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Rich Peverley scored two goals on the top line in place of the injured Nathan Horton (concussion) for the Bruins, who cashed as home favourites. The game played ‘under’ the 5-goal total set at Pinnacle Sports.
The final score wasn’t indicative of the play, and that’s what the Canucks will draw on for Game 5. Vancouver took it to Boston in the first period, but Thomas was there to shut the door.#
Once the floodgates opened, however, the Bruins were on their way to another moneyline victory after waxing the Canucks 8-1 in Game 3. Peverley scored on a breakaway late in the first period, and the rout was on.
Vancouver desperately needs to get its power play going if it’s to turn the tide on Friday. The Canucks were the best league-wide with the man-advantage during the regular season, but they were 0 for 6 on Wednesday night and have tallied only one power play marker in the series.
Vancouver won each of the first two games of the series at Rogers Arena, but both contests were close affairs.
The Canucks cashed the Cup final opener 1-0 as home favourites, but the game was a stalemate for the first 59 minutes. Only with 14 seconds left on Raffi Torres’ late tally did Vancouver slip past Boston.
In Game 2, the Canucks needed overtime in a 3-2 victory. Alex Burrows scored the winner for the Canucks, who are 4-2 in overtime games in the playoffs.
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