NHL Betting Lines Canucks vs Bruins Stanley Cup Free Pick
With the champagne on ice, and the Stanley Cup in the house, we bring you NHL betting lines for the Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins along with our Game Six Stanley Cup Free Pick. The Canucks can win their first Cup in franchise history tonight while the Bruins are trying to force a Game Seven back in Vancouver.
NHL Betting Lines Canucks vs Bruins Stanley Cup Free Pick: After significant poundings in games 3 and 4 in Boston, the Canucks fought back at home in Game 5 with a 1-0 win to take a 3-2 Stanley Cup Final series lead.
Puck drop for Game Six Stanley Cup betting action is slated for Monday, June 13, 2011, at 8:00 PM ET from the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.
Stanley Cup Game Six Betting – Canucks @ Bruins
In what has been a tale of two cities, this thrilling series shifts back to Beantown for the first elimination game of the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
Vancouver has gone 3-0 at home, by virtue of a combined 5-2 score, while the Bruins hammered the Canucks 12-1 in their two wins in Boston.
Thought there have been a number of great story lines in this series, the most remarkable one has to be the goaltending and the three shutouts registered in six games. Don’t be surprised if we see another goose egg before the victors finally hoist Lord Stanley’s mug.
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is well positioned to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Playoff MVP whether the Bruins win the Cup or not. Unlike the other “Big Four” sports, the NHL Playoff MVP is awarded based on play during all four legs of the Championship series.
Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) was the last player to win the Conn Smythe as a member of the defeated team in the Cup Final during the 2002-03 playoffs.
Despite owning two shutouts in the Cup Finals, Roberto Luongo isn’t the MVP lock for the Canucks. Vancouver would have to win the Cup and he is in a pack with the Sedin twins and Ryan Kesler who are also vying for the award.
NHL Betting Lines – Vancouver vs. Boston – Free Pick
Tonight’s Game Six NHL Stanley Cup puck betting lines are courtesy of the sportsbook at the Bodog online sports betting website.
In addition to the home teams being 5-0 in this Cup Final, the team that scores first has gone on to win each game.
As for what’s in store tonight, it’s advantage Bruins with Thomas in the net, the last change on their side, and the raucous hometown faithful behind them.
Coaches, Alain Vigneault of the Canucks and Claude Julien from the Bruins, have been masterful at countering each other with the last change in this series.
Vancouver’s top line has been brutal in the Finals with zero points in Boston and just five points in five games. The Sedin twins and Alex Burrows will see a lot of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg again tonight.
After the Miami Heat blew Game Six, and crushed our dream of a Game Seven in the NBA Finals, we would love to see a “Seventh Heaven” in the NHL Stanley Cup Final.
We see the Twins turning into turtles again tonight, Thomas being rock solid, and the Bruins forcing what could be the most watched game in Stanley Cup history. We are 4-1 with our Free Pick in this series – let’s make it 5-1 with a Bruins win and cover in Boston tonight!
Give the 1.5 pucks (+205) and take the Bruins over the Canucks at Bodog!