NHL Top Games for the Week – Here’s What’s On Tap as second Round Heats Up!
With the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs steamrolling further into the second round of action, hockey bettors everywhere need to know who’s on the ice this coming week – and where some of the best value may lie this week on the NHL Top Games.
Thanks to my insightful look at the best games on tap this week, you’re going to find out right now!
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NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning (Game 2 – Home Game 2)
When and Where: Mon. Apr 30, 2018, 7:00 PM – Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Analysis: The Lightning is in win or panic mode heading into this Monday night affair after losing Game 1 at home by the resounding score of 6-2. Tampa Bay’s urgency will be high – and their chances of winning will be too. That’s where your value lies in this one, with the Lightning
NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks (Game 3 – Home Game 1)s
When and Where: Mon. Apr 30, 2018, 7:00 PM – SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Analysis: The Knights dropped game 2 at home 4-3 in overtime on Saturday, following their stunning 7-0 shutout win in the series opener. Vegas is too good at both ends of the ice and have suffered just one loss this postseason. The value lies with the darling Knights in this one!
NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins (Game 3 – Home Game 1)
When and Where: Tue. May 1, 2018, 7:30 PM – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Analysis: The Penguins got robbed – at least once – in their Game 2 road loss at Washington after taking Game 1. Sidney Crosby and company won’t let Game 3 get away from them as they look to dispatch the Caps for the third straight postseason.
NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets (Game 3 – Home Game 1)
When and Where: Tue. May 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB, CA
Analysis: Winnipeg is headed home for Game 3 after smacking the top-seeded Predators around in Game 1 and narrowly losing Game 2. I already pick the Jets for the series win and I expect them to go up 2-1 by winning Game 3 at home.
NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins (Game 3 – Home Game 1)
When and Where: Wed. May 2, 2018, 7:00 PM – TD Garden, Boston, MA
Analysis: Boston will be home in this contest after losing Game 2 (you heard it here first) and the Bruins will find a way to hold it down and get the job done on Wednesday night.
NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks (Game 4 – Home Game 2)
When and Where: Wed. May 2, 2018, 7:00 PM – SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Analysis: The Sharks will be in all-out desperation mode and that fact, combined with their outstanding defense, will be just enough to help them tie this series up at 2-all.