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NHL Playoffs: Vegas likes Boston to win it all
Posted By James Williams On April 14, 2014 @ 8:44 AM In Florida News,main feature,NHL | No Comments
As the Tampa Bay Lightning get ready to open the 2013-2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs by hosting Montreal at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Wednesday night. They do so as a decided underdog, the Las Vegas odds makers feel that they have a 28 to 1 chance of hoisting the Stanley Cup.
This year’s playoffs are broken down into four subsections with each conference having two four-team brackets. There will be no re-seeding this year, as each section has seeds 1-4 and will play to completion. Each section champion will then meet in the conference finals with the two conference champions playing for the Stanley Cup.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv , the Boston Bruins come into the postseason as the favorite to win it all, as they have odds of 7/2 odds. Other short odds to win are the St. Louis Blues (6/1), the Pittsburgh Penguins (7/1) and the Chicago Blackhawks (8/1).
Boston has a one seed in its region after winning the Atlantic Division. The Bruins went 54-19-9 on the season and will face the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round.
St. Louis is the No. 2 seed in its region after going 52-37-7 on the season. The Blues will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round.
Pittsburgh is the No. 1 seed in its region after winning the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have gone 51-24-6 this season and will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the opening round.
Chicago is the No. 3 seed in its region and the defending Cup champs. Chicago went 46-21-7 on the season.
For odds to win the 2014 Stanley Cup, see below
2014 Stanley Cup Odds
Boston Bruins 7/2
St. Louis Blues 6/1
Pittsburgh Penguins 7/1
Chicago Blackhawks 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 9/1
San Jose Sharks 9/1
Los Angeles Kings 10/1
Colorado Avalanche 14/1
Philadelphia Flyers 18/1
Detroit Red Wings 20/1
Montreal Canadiens 20/1
New York Rangers 20/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 28/1
Minnesota Wild 40/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1
Dallas Stars 50/1
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