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NHL Eastern Conference Final preview: Penguins vs. Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins only needed five games to take care of their respective second-round opponents and will now square off in the Eastern Conference Final that everyone wanted to see at the beginning of the lockout-shortened campaign.

Here’s a quick breakdown of their upcoming series:

No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 4 Boston Bruins

Season series: Penguins won 3-0 SU, 0-3 over/under

Series prices:
Penguins -200, Bruins +160

Why bet the Penguins: The Penguins have taken the past six regular-season meetings between the two teams and have won six straight games in Boston. Pittsburgh is only allowing only 2.5 goals per game and has been even stingier since Tomas Vokoun took the starting job from Marc-Andre Fleury in Round 1. The veteran netminder is 6-1 with a 1.85 GAA and .941 save percentage since seizing control in between the pipes. The Pens have been absolutely deadly on the power play, scoring 13 goals with the man advantage in 11 games while leading the playoffs in power-play efficiency (28.3 percent). Pittsburgh is 7-4 over/under in the playoffs to date – the best over bet of the remaining teams.

Why bet the Bruins:
The Bruins have looked like a well-oiled machine since their thrilling Game 7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening round. Forward David Krejci leads all scorers with 17 points in the postseason, but what has really been surprising in Boston is the performance of three rookies on the back end. Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton filled in admirably for injured regulars on the blue line and helped the Bruins take four of five from the New York Rangers. Boston has allowed only 28 goals in a dozen playoff outings, and Tuukka Rask boasts a stellar .928 save percentage.

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Posted by TheSportsFox
1 year ago

Bruins will surprise everybody!
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Posted by LeRinkRat
1 year ago

I will agree with petergunn. my Penguins in 5 @ +350. also "OODLES of OVERS" in the game totals with two teams known for scoring and sometimes suspect D & G.
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Posted by 37fendog
1 year ago

don't sell the bruins short - they are playing their best hockey right about now
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Posted by 37fendog
1 year ago

don't sell the bruins short - they are playing their best hockey right about now
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Posted by habs420
1 year ago

Pens in six, then in 7 against the Hawks to win the CUP.
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Posted by Godsplay
1 year ago

Guins in 7!
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Posted by petergunn
1 year ago

PENS IN 5
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Posted by FlashenAces
1 year ago

PENGUINS
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Posted by FlashenAces
1 year ago

"PENGUINS"