Stanley Cup Free Pick Bruins vs Canucks NHL Betting Lines
Puck action takes center stage as we bring you the NHL betting lines for the Bruins vs. Canucks along with our daily Free Pick. Boston will host their first Stanley Cup Finals playoff game in 21 years when they welcome Vancouver to Beantown tonight.
Stanley Cup Free Pick Bruins vs. Canucks NHL Betting Lines: Desperation time has arrived for the home town hero’s as Boston can’t afford to go down 3-0 in the Cup Finals against Vancouver.
Puck drop for Game Three Stanley Cup betting action is slated for 8:00 PM ET on Monday, June 6, 2011, from the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.
Stanley Cup Game Three Preview – Canucks @ Bruins
Vancouver, on the strength of great goal-tending by Roberto Luongo, was fortunate to escape with two home wins to start this series. Luongo has allowed just two goals on 66 shots in two games and he owns a 2.16 GAA in the 2010-11 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was the reason the first two games were both one-goal games. Thomas has allowed four goals on 67 Vancouver shots. The Game Two winner, in overtime, was mostly the fault of D Zedano Chara as he should have taken Alex Burrows out of the play.
Thomas has not lost three straight games in the 2010-11 NHL playoffs (or in regulation time during the season) and has only lost once in his last eight games at home. Three of Luongo’s six playoff loses have come on the road.
Another reason the games have been so close is the play of the Special Teams on the power play. These teams have had a combined 17 power play chances, through the first two games, and each team has managed to score just once. Clearly, both teams have prepared well for each other and home ice advantage will be a factor again tonight.
NHL Betting Lines – Vancouver vs. Boston – Free Pick
Tonight’s NHL puck betting lines are courtesy of the sportsbook at the Bodog online sports betting website.
The offense on both teams has been stifled by the top two net-minders in the league today as well as relentless defense.
We fully expect the Bruins to win one of the next two contests. Which game they win, and by how much, are the questions that need answers. Boston fans will enjoy a victory tonight – and they should. It will be their last win of the 2010-11 NHL Playoffs.
The underdog Bruins won the first two games in the series (against the spread). We don’t see pup trend continuing in Game Three.
With the last change on their side, look for the Bruins to get Patrice Bergeron and Nathan Horton going in this one.
Boston may need to pot an empty netter to cover the puck line, but our research points to the Bruins winning tonight.
Give the Canucks +1.5 goals and take the Bruins at a big price (+240) at Bodog!