PRINT SCHEDULES BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Mar 28 23:10:19 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
DWAYNE ROLOSON HAS AN .815 SAVE PCT. IN THE PAST FOUR GAMES.
Tue, 31 May 2011 01:29 PM EDT

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

at BOSTON BRUINS

NHL Playoffs – Eastern Conference Finals
Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
Puck drops: Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Boston -145, Tampa Bay +125, Total: 5.5

Tampa Bay improved to 4-0 this season when facing elimination when it defeated the Bruins 5-4 on Wednesday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The two teams now will play the first Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals since the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 in 2006. Odds.

Martin St. Louis scored two goals and added an assist on Wednesday to give him seven points for this series (4 G, 3 A) and a conference-leading 20 points for the postseason (10 G, 10 A). Teddy Purcell lit the lamp twice for Tampa, marking his second multi-goal game of this series. The Lightning continue to be a scoring machine this postseason, as they now have scored five-or-more goals seven times, and four times this series. After going 0-for-9 on the power play in their previous three games, the Lightning scored three power-play goals in four chances on Wednesday. Dwayne Roloson wasn’t spectacular, but got the job done in Game 6, allowing four goals on 20 shots. Roloson has tied the NHL record for most wins in one playoff year by a goaltender age 40 or older (10), a mark set by Dominik Hasek with the Red Wings in 2007. Scores.

Tampa won Game 7 on the road at Pittsburgh in the Conference Quarterfinals, and now will attempt to win another Game 7 on the road. The Lightning will look to become the third team in as many seasons to win two Game 7s on the road. Last season the Canadiens won Game 7 in Pittsburgh and Washington before losing to the Flyers in five games in the Eastern Conference Finals, and in 2009 the Hurricanes won Game 7 in Boston and New Jersey before being swept by the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Bruins held a 2-1 lead after the first period on Wednesday, but were hit with another offensive onslaught by the Lightning, much like the one they suffered through in Game 4 when they blew a 3-0 lead and watched Tampa score five unanswered goals. This time the Lightning outscored the Bruins 4-2, thanks to Boston allowing three power-play goals. Boston had gone nine straight games without allowing more than one goal in a game on the penalty-kill. After shutting out the Lightning in Game 3, Tim Thomas has allowed nine goals on 62 shots in the two games at Tampa. David Krejci had a hat trick (goals 8, 9, 10) for the Bruins, their 1st playoff hat trick since Cam Neely on April 25, 1991. Krejci’s hat trick was only the fourth by an NHL player in a Conference Final game over the past 13 playoff years. The Bruins will be playing in two Game 7s in a single playoff year for the first time in team history. They had lost their previous four Game 7s before they won against the Canadiens this year in the Conference Quarterfinals.

One team will be left standing and making a trip to Vancouver for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. Boston is 10-10 all-time in Game 7s, while Tampa is a perfect 3-0 (the most wins in Game 7 without a loss in NHL postseason history), so the numbers are on Tampa’s side. However, games like this usually come down to better goaltending. The Lightning have done more than any team I’ve seen since the mid-1980’s Edmonton Oilers at consistently scoring in the postseason, so while Thomas holds the advantage over Roloson, it’s a very slight advantage. However, Boston is at home and seems to be playing with a bit of good karma this postseason. They overcame a 2-0 deficit losing the first two games at home against the Canadiens and won the series. Despite allowing five goals four times this series, they still are preparing for a Game 7. Something tells me that the breaks will fall their way and they will make the trip to Vancouver. I’m taking Boston to win and advance to the Finals for the first time since 1990.

The FoxSheets says:

BOSTON is 18-6 ATS (75.0%, +10.3 Units) against explosive offensive teams – scoring 3+ goals/game – 2nd half of the season this season. The average score was BOSTON 3.7, OPPONENT 2.4 – (Rating = 2*). Las Vegas odds.

BOSTON is 24-12 ATS (66.7%, +7.3 Units) against good passing teams – averaging 5 or more assists per game this season. The average score was BOSTON 3.5, OPPONENT 2.3 – (Rating = 1*).


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASKETBALL 3/10/2015 - 4/15/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
HOCKEY 3/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Kentucky
2
Notre Dame
3
Kentucky
4
Wisconsin
5
Arizona
03/28/2015
NHLKings at Wild5:00 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USACUEVAS, PABLO vs. BELLUCCI, THOMAZ5:00 PM PST
NBAKnicks vs Bulls5:05 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Bucks5:35 PM PST
College BasketballNotre Dame vs Kentucky5:45 PM PST
NHLSabres at Avalanche6:00 PM PST
NBAThunder vs Jazz6:05 PM PST
WTA - Miami, USARADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA vs. BEGU, IRINA-CAMELIA6:30 PM PST
NHLStars at Canucks7:00 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Trail Blazers7:05 PM PST
2015 World CupAUSTRALIA at NEW ZEALAND8:30 PM PST
03/29/2015
NBARockets vs Wizards09:30 AM PST
NHLCapitals at Rangers12:00 PM PST
NBALakers vs Nets12:35 PM PST
NBATimberwolves vs Pelicans1:05 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Cavaliers1:35 PM PST
NHLPanthers at Senators2:00 PM PST
NHLRed Wings at Islanders2:00 PM PST
NHLBruins at Hurricanes2:00 PM PST
NHLFlames at Predators2:00 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Celtics3:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Heat3:05 PM PST
NHLDucks at Devils4:00 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Spurs4:05 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Pacers4:05 PM PST
NHLSharks at Penguins4:30 PM PST
NHLBlackhawks at Jets4:30 PM PST
NBAThunder vs Suns6:05 PM PST
03/30/2015
NHLLightning at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLKings at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Avalanche6:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Coyotes7:00 PM PST
03/31/2015
NHLPanthers at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Capitals4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Maple Leafs4:30 PM PST
NHLSenators at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Predators5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Jets5:00 PM PST
04/01/2015
NHLMaple Leafs at Sabres4:30 PM PST
NHLFlyers at Penguins5:00 PM PST
NHLOilers at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Sharks7:30 PM PST
04/02/2015
NHLIslanders at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Wild5:00 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Kings7:30 PM PST
04/03/2015
NHLBlackhawks at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLBlues at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Sharks7:00 PM PST
04/04/2015
UFCL Murphy vs L Carmouche08:00 AM PST
UFCA Yakovlev vs G Maynard08:00 AM PST
UFCT Johnson vs S Abdurahimov08:00 AM PST
UFCJ Jones vs R Stallings08:00 AM PST
UFCR Lamas vs C Mendes10:00 AM PST
UFCA Iaquinta vs J Masvidal10:00 AM PST
UFCM Clarke vs M Chiesa10:00 AM PST
UFCM Dudieva vs J Pena10:00 AM PST
UFCR Peralta vs C Guida10:00 AM PST
UFCD Ferreira vs D Poirier10:00 AM PST
NHLFlyers at Hurricanes10:00 AM PST
NHLPenguins at Blue Jackets11:00 AM PST
NHLCanucks at Jets12:00 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Senators4:00 PM PST

x