After two consecutive games decided in overtime, Boston finally found a way to outshine Chicago and prevail in regulation time. They have another chance to win in 60 min. and extend their lead tonight when the two teams square off at TD Bank Garden.
Odds: William Hill 2.20
The visitors have what it takes to win in Boston and the fact that they were the ones to break LA Kings invincibility at home says a great deal about their ability to play on the road. What makes it more difficult to win tonight is the fact that Marian Hossa is doubtful after missing game three due to a upper body injury. He is Chicago’s top scorer and in his absence, Patrick Sharp and Kane will need to assume this role, with the latter yet to prove his quality in this series.
The Bruins owe much of their success to goalkeeper Tuukka Rask who stopped an avalanche of shots in all three games so far and kept his team ahead. Boston has the recipe for success and all the hosts need to do is to come out firing from the first period and never allow the Blackhawks to take the initiative. Game three was a fairly one-sided fixture, with the Bruins outshooting their opponents, winning more face-offs and having players suspended for fewer minutes.
Boston is on the verge of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years, but in order to do that they need to return to Chicago on the back of a 3-1 lead. William Hill values the Bruins at 2.2 for a regulation time victory, odds that make it worth backing the hosts without the cover of a moneyline insurance.