Bruins favorites in Game 6; big series underdogs
The Chicago Blackhawks have moved from -130 Stanley Cup Final series favorites to -340 after their 3-1 victory in Game 5 Saturday.
The Blackhawks now have a commanding 3-2 series lead, but are +115 underdogs for Game 6 Monday night in Boston, which is now a +280 series dog.
Game 5 winners in a 2-2 Cup Final scenario have gone on to win the Cup nearly 70 percent of the time since 1939.
Chicago captain Jonathan Toews sustained an upper-body injury Saturday night after taking a hit in the third period and is questionable for Monday. Toews has two goals and 12 points for Chicago in 22 playoff games this season.
The Bruins responded with a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their only previous elimination game this year. The B’s erased a three-goal deficit late in the third period to force overtime and set up Patrice Bergeron for the game-winner.
Bergeron suffered an undisclosed injury during Game 5 and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. He has since been released, but his status for Game 6 is unknown. The 27-year-old has been a key cog for the Bruins, netting nine goals and adding six assists this postseason.
Boston is 8-3 in elimination games over the past five seasons (6-4-1 over/under).