Los Angeles Kings won all home games in the playoffs, but this won’t help them one bit when they travel to San Jose for the sixth game in the series. The Sharks need to prevail at HP Pavilion if they are to stay alive, with recent results suggesting that they are quite capable at making the most of home ice advantage.
Match: San Jose vs LA Kings
Bet: San Jose
Odds: Unibet 2.30
The Sharks won four home games these playoffs and the last two were particularly thrilling victories, as San Jose prevailed by two goals to one. The Kings rebounded each time in the third period and the hosts needed an overtime to tie the series, but in the end they denied their opponents the chance to break free. Even if they win tonight they will still be underdogs as the final game will be played in Los Angeles, but the Sharks have no choice but to take it one game at the time.
Joe Thornton is finally scoring goals, but he will need the support of his teammates if they are to defeat Jonathan Quick while mitigating the effects of penalty minutes. The fast skating Sharks were outplayed frequently when they had one less man on the ice and they are yet to find a solution for the physical game played by Los Angeles. Forward Adam Burish is fit to play and he is a great addition for the fourth line, who that struggled in the 3-0 defeat.
San Jose found themselves between a rock and a hard place, but nothing is lost yet and winning at home will push the series into a decisive game. Unibet offers great odds of 2.30 for a victory in regulation time, with risk-averse punters having the option of a Moneyline bet with the same bookmaker.