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  • BookMaker.eu There was no doubt who the better team was in Game 5. The Pittsburgh Penguins needed a win to avoid having to face an elimination game in Nashville on Sunday night and got one. Pittsburgh jumped on to Pekka Rinne for three goals in the first period and forced him to leave after that first period of action. The Penguins offense again seems to be clicking on all cylinders but can they actually score against the Nashville Predators away from home?Don’t miss the action on the ice from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBC. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every Stanley Cup Finals game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Home ice has been the most important thing to have thus far in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the first two games of the finals on home ice and the Nashville Predators just followed suit when it was their turn. The series has now turned into a best of three, but the Penguins still have the upper hand. If the Predators are going to end the season as champions they will need to find a way to win on the road.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Ladies and gentlemen, we have a series. The Nashville Predators needed a win in Game 3 in order to avoid a 3-0 deficit and responded with aplomb. Nashville gave up the first goal of the game, but then rallied off the next five in order to get the win. A win in Game 4 win would knot the series at two apiece before the venue shifts back to Pittsburgh and guarantee another home game for Smashville. Beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in consecutive games is a tough ask though.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Pittsburgh Penguins are just two wins away from winning their third Stanley Cup in the past decade. Once again, the game was tied in the third period until an offensive flurry gave Pittsburgh the advantage. Jake Guentzel is following in the footsteps of Matt Murray by proving that he is no ordinary rookie in these playoffs. For the second straight game, he broke the deadlock in the third period and ended up scoring the game-winning goal. The Nashville Predators are reeling and desperately need a win here in Game 3.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals lived up to the hype. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators played an exciting game of cat and mouse that ended with the hometown crowd going home happy. Pittsburgh is now just three wins away from repeating as Stanley Cup champions and a win in Game 2 will put them in great position to win it all again. Nashville will try to stop them and send the series back to its place tied at one.Don’t miss the action on the ice from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBCSN. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every Stanley Cup Finals game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu For the first time in franchise history, the Nashville Predators will get the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup. Nashville will look to join southern teams like Tampa Bay and Carolina that have won it all since the Southern Expansion and the Music City has caught hockey fever. The Predators will be underdogs to the defending champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, but that hasn’t stopped them yet. As the No. 8 seed in the West, Nashville has been the underdog in every series and keeps overcoming.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Sidney Crosby is looking to win his third Stanley Cup and surpass Mario Lemieux for most favored son status in Pittsburgh. This will be Crosby and company’s fourth Stanley Cup Finals appearance and the Pittsburgh Penguins have won it all in two of those three tries. They will look to be the first back-to-back winners in nearly two decades. For the second straight season, the Penguins will be facing a team making their Stanley Cup debut in the Nashville Predators.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Ottawa Senators weathered the storm and forced a Game 7 on Thursday in the Steel City. Although the Pittsburgh Penguins put 46 shots on goal in Game 6 in Ottawa, Craig Anderson held firm in net and the Senators were able to pull out a 2-1 win. Pittsburgh will be a sizeable favorite in Game 7, like it has been in every game this series, but Ottawa keeps overcoming the odds and will have a great chance to reach its second Stanley Cup final ever.Don’t miss the action on the ice from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBCSN. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every postseason game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu That was the Pittsburgh Penguins offense we were expecting to see this postseason. Pittsburgh left no doubt who was the better team on Sunday afternoon in the Steel City when it came out and pummeled the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa gave up four goals in the first period and the rout was on from there. The Senators must win on home ice on Tuesday to extend the series to a Game 7 or else the Penguins will be back in the Stanley Cup Finals.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Nashville Predators are just one win away from their first ever trip to the Stanley Cup. Nashville’s dream run as a No. 8 seed has finally met some resistance in this series, but a win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 has them on the precipice. Meanwhile, Anaheim needs two victories in a row to get to its third Cup final ever. Both teams are seriously banged up headed into this one so it will truly be a test of whoever wants it more.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Pittsburgh Penguins came through when it mattered the most. Following a total meltdown in the first period of Game 3, the Penguins came out looking like a completely different team in Game 4. Pittsburgh put the pressure on the Ottawa Senators early and often and jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Although the Senators eventually bounced back and nearly sent the game to overtime at the end, it was too little too late and the Penguins held on to send the series back to Pittsburgh knotted at two apiece.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Things were hairy for a while, but the Anaheim Ducks held on against the Nashville Predators to win a crucial Game 4 and knotted the series at two. The Ducks tallied a goal in the first and second period, but then began to crumble in the latter half of the third period. Anaheim committed four penalties in seven minutes and allowed a goal in the last 35 seconds that sent the game to overtime. Once in OT, a couple mistakes from Nashville’s defense led to an Anaheim victory.Don’t miss the action on the ice from the Honda Center in Anaheim at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBC. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every postseason game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Ottawa Senators put together their most complete performance yet this postseason on Wednesday night. Ottawa jumped on the Pittsburgh Penguins early with a goal inside the opening minute and only added on to the lead from there. The Senators ended up lighting the lamp four times in the first 13 minutes of action and that was all she wrote after that. Pittsburgh needs a win in Game 4 to avoid going down 3-1 in the series.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Nashville Predators dominated the Anaheim Ducks across the stat sheet on Tuesday night, but didn’t secure the victory until the very end. Anaheim took a 1-0 lead into the third period despite being outshot 28 to 13 through the first two periods of action, but couldn’t hold the line against an onslaught from Nashville. The Predators swarmed the Ducks goal the entire third period tallying four goals, two were disallowed, and scored the game-winner with three minutes left.Don’t miss the action on the ice from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBCSN. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every postseason game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It took 53 minutes to get the first and only goal in Game 2, but it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh was starting to feel the pressure knowing that it couldn’t afford to fall behind 2-0 in the series and the intensity ramped up on the ice as a result. Phil Kessel, the man that was so important in last year’s Stanley Cup run, ended up notching the lone goal and knotting the series at 1-1. The Ottawa Senators snatched home ice away from the Penguins though with a win in Game 1 and now it is their turn to capitalize.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Never underestimate the heart of a veteran team. Already down 1-0 in the series and staring at a two-goal deficit in the first ten minutes of Game 2, the Anaheim Ducks responded in a big way. Anaheim tied the game with goals in the last minute of the first period and within the first 40 seconds of the second period and found a quick answer when the Nashville Predators broke the deadlock once again. The Ducks went on to win the game 5-3 and will attempt to take home ice back in Game 3 on Tuesday.Don’t miss the action on the ice from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBCSN. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every postseason game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Don’t look now, but the Ottawa Senators are three more wins away from a potential 2007 rematch of their Stanley Cup clash with Anaheim. Ottawa withstood the late game heroics of Evgeni Malkin to steal the first game from the Pittsburgh Penguins and put themselves in a good spot for when the series heads to Canada for Game 3. There is still one more game in Pittsburgh before the venue shifts though and the Pens will give their all to win it.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The dream run won’t end for the Nashville Predators. Nashville may have entered the playoffs as the No. 8 seed, but has only dropped two games and looks like the best team in the West. An overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 has the Predators feeling like they are a team of destiny. The Ducks are out to prove that isn’t the case, but need a win in Game 2 at home before the venue switches to Nashville for the next two games.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Anaheim finally won a Game 7! After four straight seasons of being eliminated on home ice in a Game 7, the Anaheim Ducks finally came through when it mattered against Edmonton. The Ducks overcame an early 1-0 deficit to move on to the Western Conference Finals and are now looking to win their first Stanley Cup in a decade. To do that, they are going to have to best the Nashville Predators, a team that is making their first ever conference finals appearance.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Pittsburgh Penguins showed the heart of a champion by holding off the Washington Capitals in Game Seven on Wednesday. The win sent the defending Stanley Cup champions on to the conference finals for the second straight season and left the team with the best record in the regular season getting ready for the golf course. The only thing standing in Pittsburgh’s way of repeating as Eastern Conference champs are Canada’s last hope to hoist the Cup, the Ottawa Senators.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Don’t look now, but the Washington Capitals are looking to erase a decade’s worth of playoff frustration in one fell swoop. The team that has failed to make it out of the first two rounds of the postseason despite having one of the league’s most talented players has erased a 3-1 deficit and now gets a winner-take-all Game 7 on home ice. Knocking out the team that sent them home for the summer last season, the Pittsburgh Penguins, would make the win all the more significant.Don’t miss the action on the ice from the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBCSN. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every postseason game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Ottawa Senators have been living on the edge this series. Ottawa’s three wins against the New York Rangers have all been by one goal, with two of those coming in overtime, but are up 3-2 regardless. Now the Senators will have the opportunity to close out the Rangers on the road on Tuesday night. A win would put them back in the conference final for the first time in 10 years and keep their hopes of bringing the Stanley Cup back to Canada alive.Don’t miss the action on the ice from the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Catch every moment of the game live on NBCSN. We will have NHL playoff hockey odds at BookMaker.eu for every postseason game.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Game 7 is one of the most fun things for almost any hockey fan, the exception being if you are a fan of the Anaheim Ducks. In each of the last four seasons, they were up 3-2 in a series with Game 6 on the road and Game 7 at home and lost both games to go crashing out of the playoffs each time. The Edmonton Oilers are looking to become the latest team to rip out the hearts of Ducks fans in their first trip back to the postseason in a decade.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Alexander Ovechkin is desperate to finally lead his team to a conference finals. For all the regular season accolades the talented winger has tallied, he has yet to find much success in the postseason and that is the main argument detractors use against calling him the best player in the league. For his Washington Capitals to defeat the team that has been the thorn in their side the last few seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins, would make his first appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals all the sweeter.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Oh Canada! What happened? The Edmonton Oilers have to be reeling after blowing a game that was in the bag early Saturday morning. Edmonton took at 3-0 lead into the final 3 minutes and change of its game against Anaheim before it all fell apart. The Oilers allowed 3 goals in 3:01 of play to allow the Ducks to send the game to overtime and fatigue started to set in. Edmonton allowed Anaheim to score the game-winning goal 7 minutes into the second overtime period and is now staring at a 3-2 series deficit and a must-win Game 6.... 

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