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NHL Stanley Cup Finals-Preview- Lightning vs. Blackhawks!

Bet on the NHL FinalsThe very tough and grueling NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have finally worked their way down to just two competitors as the Blackhawks of Chicago take on the Lightning of Tampa Bay in this 1st Game of a 7 Game Series with the 1st Game being played on Wednesday the 3rd of June 2015 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida with the puck-off scheduled for 8:05 PM ET and seen on NBC SN TV.

For those that Bet on NHL at an Online sportsbook, the odds at Las Vegas for this 1st Game have the Chicago Blackhawks as the underdogs, with the ML at +110 and the under 5 +120 and +1 ½ -280 on the GL.

Meanwhile the favorite Lightning of Tampa Bay are -130 on ML and at 5 -140 on the Over and -1 ½ on the GL. After the 1st game the next matchup, No. 2 will be played on Saturday the 6th of June, also in Tampa at 8:05 PM ET.

Following is the 3rd matchup on Monday the 8th of June in Chicago also at 8:05 PM ET. Then the 4th matchup of the 7 Game Series is also in Chicago on Wednesday the 10th of June at 8:05 PM ET.

The 5th matchup (if required) will take place in Tampa on Saturday the 13th of June at 8:05 PM ET. Then the 6th matchup (if required) moves back to Chicago on Monday the 15th of June at 8:05 PM ET, with the Final 7th matchup (if required) is back in Tampa on Wednesday the 17th of June 2015 also at 8:05 PM ET. Each of these two teams is lead by stars and the power of same.

With Chicago its C. Crawford, M. Hossa, P. Kane, and J. Toews who led their team through the 3 rounds of playoffs in the West, finalizing with a victory over the Ducks of Anaheim in the final Game 7 at 7-3. If a team has any type of an edge in this game, it’s the Blackhawks as the core of their roster has players who won the Cup back in 2010 and in 2013, while the Lightning has not seen a playoff final dating back to the 2004 season.

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, they have 6 top forwards whom are led by a trio line of N. Kucherov, O. Palat and T. Johnson, and they coupled with their team captain S. Stamkos have scored some 80% of Tampa Bay’s goals in the 3 beginning rounds of the playoffs. The goal keeper for the Lightning, B. Bishop is tops for all goal keepers in this 2015 playoffs as he has had 3 shutouts, and that includes games 5 and 7 while on the road playing against the always tough N.Y. Rangers.

Both teams also depend a lot on the possession of the puck during the games, and their team speeds. The Blackhawks in the playoffs when leading after 2 periods have been 32-0-0 in regular season. Meanwhile Tampa Bay when they have scored first is 9-0-0 while the 3 shutouts for Tampa Goalies, ironically they won 2-0.

The experts predict the Blackhawks Chicago will take the series in Game 6 to win the 2015 Stanley Cup with an OT win over the Lightning of Tampa Bay and win their 3rd title in the past six seasons.

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