NHL Betting News and Notes Monday, May 6

NHL Betting News and Notes Monday, May 6

BOSTON (29-15-0-6, 64 pts.) at TORONTO (27-18-0-5, 59 pts.) - 5/6/2013, 7:00 PM

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Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 12-6 (+1.2 Units) against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 12-6-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
10 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+4.9 Units)


WASHINGTON (29-18-0-3, 61 pts.) at NY RANGERS (26-19-0-5, 57 pts.) - 5/6/2013, 7:30 PM

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Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 13-12-0 straight up against NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
12 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+6.7 Units)


ANAHEIM (32-12-0-7, 71 pts.) at DETROIT (25-18-0-8, 58 pts.) - 5/6/2013, 8:00 PM


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Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 9-5 (+4.3 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 9-5-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
9 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.2 Units)


ST LOUIS (31-18-0-2, 64 pts.) at LOS ANGELES (28-17-0-6, 62 pts.) - 5/6/2013, 10:00 PM

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Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 11-7 (+3.0 Units) against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
LOS ANGELES is 11-7-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
11 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.8 Units)


BOSTON vs. TORONTO
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

WASHINGTON vs. NY RANGERS
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home

ANAHEIM vs. DETROIT
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Anaheim's last 17 games when playing Detroit
Anaheim is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games

ST. LOUIS vs. LOS ANGELES
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Boston at Toronto
Boston: 33-11 SU after failing to cover 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread
Toronto: 5-14 SU in home games off a road win scoring 4 or more goals

Washington at NY Rangers
Washington: 15-6 SU after having won 4 or 5 of their last 6
NY Rangers: 7-13 SU after playing a game where 4 or fewer total goals

Anaheim at Detroit
Anaheim: 5-0 SU in road games off a road win scoring 4 or more goals
Detroit: 0-6 SU after having won 5 or 6 of their last 7

St Louis at Los Angeles
St Louis: 2-13 SU in road games after having won 6 or 7 of their last 8
Los Angeles: 11-2 SU after scoring 1 goal or less in 2 straight games

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Monday's NHL Playoff Action: What Bettors Need to Know
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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (+115, 5)

Best-of-seven series tied 1-1

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle pulled out all the stops in Game 2 to give his team its first postseason victory in nine years, evening its Eastern Conference first-round series with the Boston Bruins at one game apiece. The fifth-seeded Maple Leafs will try to carry that momentum home for Game 3 when they host fourth seed Boston on Monday. Carlyle shuffled his lines on the fly during Saturday’s 4-2 triumph in order to free Phil Kessel from the smothering defense of Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. The moves paid dividends early in the third period when Kessel scored the eventual game-winner on a breakaway for his first even-strength goal in 24 contests against his old team.

Despite the success of the line-shuffling, the Maple Leafs surrendered 41 shots in Game 2. Toronto goaltender James Reimer has been sharp in his first two postseason starts, earning his first career playoff victory on Saturday and stopping 75 of 81 shots thus far. Boston goalie Tuukka Rask has allowed five goals on 29 fewer shots in his first postseason starts since 2010. The Bruins have surrendered a power-play goal in each of the first two games this series after finishing the season ranked fourth in the league in penalty killing. Boston looked much less dominant on Saturday than it did in Game 1 and will now need to contend with the Maple Leafs possessing the crucial last player change as the series shifts to Toronto.

ABOUT THE BRUINS: The scoring line of David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton has been Boston’s brightest spot in the series now that Horton has returned from injury, combining on four of the team’s six goals. Krejci leads all players in the series with four points, while Horton has two goals and Lucic has three assists. Veteran Jaromir Jagr, acquired at the trade deadline to bolster Boston’s scoring depth, is minus-2 with no points to open the postseason following a stretch of nine points in 11 contests. Tyler Seguin fired eight shots in Game 2 and leads all players with 15 in the series, but has yet to record a point. Rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton played 13:32 in his playoff debut in place of suspended blue-liner Andrew Ference, who will be eligible to return to the lineup on Monday.

ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS: Joffrey Lupul scored the team’s first two goals in Game 2 for his first playoff tallies since 2009 when he was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. James van Riemsdyk, also a former Flyer, scored in each of his first two postseason games for Toronto and has 10 goals in his last 20 playoff contests. Along with Mike Kostka, who broke his finger in Game 1, Carlyle scratched Frazer McLaren, Clarke MacArthur and John-Michael Liles on Saturday, dressing Ryan Hamilton, Matt Frattin, Jake Gardiner and Ryan O’Byrne in their place. Hamilton, Frattin and Gardiner each contributed an assist, while O’Byrne finished plus-1 with four hits and two blocked shots in 14:49 time on ice. Tyler Bozak led all Toronto skaters in ice-time in Game 2 with 24:22.

TRENDS

* Maple Leafs are 1-4 in their last five games following a win.
* Bruins are 1-4 in last five road games.
* Over is 4-1-1 in last six meetings in Toronto.
* Bruins are 4-1 in last five meetings in Toronto.
* Home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

OVERTIME

1. Boston is 3-6-2 in its last 11 contests overall, dating back to April 11.

2. The last NHL playoff game in Toronto occurred on May 4, 2004, when the Maple Leafs lost 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference second-round series.

3. The league chose not to review a hit by Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf on Daniel Paille in the third period of Game 2 despite claims by the Bruins that Phaneuf made contact with Paille’s head.


Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers (-138, 5)

Washington leads series 2-0

If the sixth-seeded New York Rangers hope to get back in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Southeast Division champion Washington Capitals, they're going to have to generate some offense when they host Game 3 on Monday. New York, which finished in the middle of the pack in goals scored during the regular season despite recording 51 over 14 games in April, has totaled just one over its first two playoff contests and finds itself in a 2-0 hole. And that tally, which was scored by Carl Hagelin to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the series opener, went in off Washington defenseman John Erskine's skate.

Third-seeded Washington hasn't been lighting it up offensively either, but its flurry of three goals in a span of 8 minutes, 8 seconds in the second period of Game 1 was enough to produce a 3-1 victory. Like their opponent, the Capitals were unable to break through in regulation on Saturday afternoon, but defenseman Mike Green cashed in on a power-play opportunity eight minutes into overtime to help his team maintain home-ice advantage. Washington should not feel comfortable, however, as it has lost four of the last six series in which it has held a 2-0 lead.

ABOUT THE CAPITALS: Coach Adam Oates had all players report to the rink Sunday but made the practice optional. "I just brought them all in just to come to the arena and make sure we just get hockey on your mind," Oates told the Washington Post. "It's a stressful environment, you win in overtime, you're excited, but still it's very stressful. So let the guys just breathe a little bit." Washington's special teams have been impressive through two games. The club is 2-for-7 on the power play and has successfully killed all seven of its penalties.

ABOUT THE RANGERS: After Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett returned from injuries to play in Game 2, Ryane Clowe could follow suit on Monday. Clowe, who recorded three goals and eight points in 12 games after being acquired from San Jose, has not played since April 25 due to an undisclosed injury that is suspected to be a concussion. He hopes to be in the lineup for Game 3 but won't return prematurely. "You've gotta make sure you're fit to play and you can at least help the team," Clowe said. "I don't want to go in there and come out again, so I want to make sure I'm ready."

TRENDS

* Capitals are 10-2 in the last 12 games following a win.
* Capitals are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
* Rangers are 6-0 in their last six home games.
* Under is 4-0 in Capitals' last four games.

OVERTIME

1. The Rangers are 1-20 in series in which they've lost the first two games.

2. G Braden Holtby's shutout Saturday was just the second by a 1-0 score in the Capitals' playoff history. Olaf Kolzig blanked Pittsburgh 1-0 on April 12, 2001.

3. New York did not register a shot on goal over the final 17:43 of Game 2, including eight minutes of overtime.

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2013 NHL Playoffs

Capitals won 13 of last 15 games to position themselves as one of favorites in the Eastern Conference; they've won four of last five road games. Rangers won seven of last nine in regular season, but scored just one goal in first two games of this series; they've won six in a row at home, with last home loss to Washington March 24, which was Caps' first win in last four visits to Manhattan. New York scored 4+ goals in its last five wins, 1-2-2-0 in its last four losses. Under is 10-0-5 last 15 series games, as all five pushes ended 3-2.

Toronto reduced its penalty minutes from 39 in Game 1 to 7 in Game 2, Boston had only one power play chance, and Leafs evened series with road win. Bruins hit road just 3-8 in last 11 games overall, losing six of last eight games on foreign ice; they've scored 3+ goals in only two of last 11 games, but won 10 of last 12 vs Maple Leafs, taking four of last five visits here. Boston outshot Maple Leafs 71-52 in first two games. Toronto is 3-5 in its last eight games- they split their last six home games. Over is 10-3-2 in last fifteen series games.

Ducks outscored Detroit 8-1 in third period in series so far, though Red Wings did win in only OT game in series. Anaheim's 4-0 win here in Game 3 was just their second in last ten visits to Motor City, where Red Wings won three of last four games overall, allowing seven goals. Ducks are now 5-2 in last seven games, winning last four on road, allowing total of two goals. Seven of last ten Detroit games stayed under the total. Home teams are 13-9 so far in playoffs, with under 11-8-3. Red Wings were 0-6 on power play last game, after being 4-10 in two games in Anaheim.

Total of seven goals in three games, with Blues 1-13, Kings 1-10 on power play in series. Los Angeles won its last seven home games, last six all by a single goal; they've scored one goal in all three games of this series, with home side winning all three. Kings are 10-5 last 15 games vs St Louis, winning five of last six played here. Blues are 14-4 in last 18 games overall, allowing one goal each in last five. Only once in their last 11 games overall have Blues allowed more than two goals. Under is 9-1-1 in Blues' last 11 games overall, 6-1-1 in last eight series games.

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