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    by Published on 05-20-2021 02:20 PM  Number of Views: 131 

    The Canadiens-Maple Leafs first-round playoff series didnít start until Thursday. Thatís fine since the two teams have been waiting 54 years to play each other in the NHL postseason.
    Thatís right. Two of the Original Six of the NHL have not met in a Stanley Cup playoffs since 1967. Toronto got the better of Montreal and won its last Stanley Cup that year. Could the Maple Leafs win it all this year?
    They have to get past Montreal first. Saturday, the two teams meet in Game 2 of the series.


    ARE YOU READY FOR THE 2021 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS?


    Game: Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11, 24-32 ATS) at Toronto Maple Leafs (35-14-7, 22-34 ATS)
    When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, May 22, 2021
    Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Current Line: OFF Total: OFF
    TV Coverage: CNBC


    Recent History
    Getting past the Canadiens shouldnít be all that difficult for Toronto, which beat Montreal in seven of ten games this season. The Leafs went 4-1 against the Habs at home where they were 18-7-3 for the season.

    Toronto has one of the deepest lineups in all of hockey. Mitchell Marner (67 pts) and Auston Matthews (66) are two of the top scorers in the NHL. Matthews led the league in goals with 41.
    Centermen John Tavares and William Nylander are also very capable scorers. Tavares totaled 50 points and Nylander had 42 during the regular season.
    Interestingly, Montreal has the worst winning percentage of all 16 playoff teams. The Canadiensí 24 wins during the regular season was fewer than the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Calgary Flames. All three of those teams failed to make the postseason.
    In addition, the Habs scratched 2018 second-round draft pick Alexander Romanov, 2019 first-round pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and 2020 first-rounder Cole Caufield.
    Coach nailed his last pick when he took the Caps in game 1. Go check out his Bruins at Capitals free pick.


    Heavy Favorites

    With the Leafs a -200 favorite to win Game 1, itís likely Toronto heads into Game 2 on Saturday with a 1-0 series lead. Even though it has been a while, Toronto is 3-0 SU when hosting a playoff series Game 1 against Montreal. With these odds, it can be tough to make money betting NHL playoff hockey.


    Going into Game 2, it is likely Toronto will be favored once again. The Leafs have been favorites of -200, -220, and -230 in the last three meetings with the Canadiens. The question in Game 2 isnít whether Toronto will win, itís can they cover?
    For the season, Toronto was just 22-34 ATS. Against Montreal, the Maple Leafs covered in four of ten games. In the five home games against the Habs, Toronto was just 1-4 ATS.

    Canadiens at Maple Leafs Free Pick

    Faced with the task of going down 2-0 to the best team in the North Division, Montreal is going to have to put up a fight in Game 2. Donít expect players like Caufield to be a healthy scratch in Game 2 either.
    After finishing at Wisconsin and joining Montreal, Caufield scored four goals and had five assists in 10 games with the Canadiens. Thatís the type of production Montreal will need in an attempt to avoid a 2-0 series start.
    Montreal may also have a healthy Carey Price back in net. Price suffered a concussion last month and he is listed as probable for Thursdayís Game 1.


    Now, while all signs point to a Maple Leafs win, look for Montreal to cover in Game 2.
    NHL CANADIENS AT MAPLE LEAFS FREE PICK: MONTREAL +1.5
    Pick by Coach Rick
    by Published on 05-13-2021 07:46 PM  Number of Views: 164 






    Itís Game 1 of the NHL playoffs for both teams. Boston heads to Washington where the Bruins enjoyed some success against the Capitals. Boston got the best of Washington this season with a 4-2-2 head-to-head record with two wins on the Capsí home ice.
    Despite Bostonís success against the Caps this season, itís playoff time and Washington has been playing pretty well lately. They may be peaking at just the right time.

    UPDATED NHL STANLEY CUP FUTURES


    Game: Boston Bruins (33-16-7, 23-33 ATS) at Washington Capitals (36-15-5, 28-28 ATS)
    When: 7:15 PM ET, Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
    Current ML: WAS -130 Total: 5.5
    TV Coverage: NBC
    Always Finish Strong
    Washington won four of its last five games to end the regular season. The final game of the season was a 2-1 victory over the Bruins. Goalie Tuuka Rask didnít play as Jeremy Swayman stepped in and stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced.
    The Capitals won seven of their last ten games and have done very well against Boston when facing the Bruins at home. Yes, they lost two games at Capital One Arena to the Bruins this year, but top sportsbooks know in the last 14 home games against Boston they are 11-3.
    The difference in this whole series could come down to Washingtonís power play against Bostonís penalty kill. The Bruins were second in the NHL in penalty kill percentage this season. Washington scored more goals (9) and had more shot attempts (78) than any other team did against Boston on the power play this season. The Caps finished No. 3 in power play percentage scoring 24.8 percent of the time.

    Discipline is Key for Bruins

    Boston will need to stay out of the penalty box and they will need Taylor Hall to continue what he has been doing as of late. Boston acquired Hall at the trade deadline and he has transformed the Bruins offense.
    The Bruins were among the NHLís worst teams in 5-on-5 before Hall. After Hall, they are one of the leagueís elites. With Hall, they own a plus-126 edge in shot attempts at 5-on-5, a plus-65 edge in shots on net, and an incredible 15-1 scoring differential at 5-on-5.
    Offense has been the key for Washington all season long. The Capitals rank fifth in goals per game at 3.44. They also rank 18th in shots on goal and No. 1 in shooting percentage.

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    The Caps have plenty of scorers led by one of the best of all-time in Alexander Ovechkin. He led the team in goals with 24. Nikolas Backstrom led the Caps in points with 53. T.J. Oshie scored 23 goals and had 43 points and defenseman John Carlson had 34 assists and was second on the team in points with 44.
    Playing at home in a Game 1, the advantage that Washington has on offense is just going to be too much for Boston to handle. Rask has plenty of playoff experience with 93 games in the postseason, but he only played 24 games in the regular season this year.


    Take the Caps to win Game 1 at home.
    NHL Free Pick: WASHINGTON -130
    We had the UNDER in our Red Wings at Blue Jackets free pick. It didnít go so well, but see why we liked the UNDER.

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