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The Colorado Avalanche have emerged as the favourites to win the Stanley Cup (+522 Sports Interaction). While the Avalanche have done nothing but impress, I would argue that there are more deserving favourites. To be the best you have to beat the best, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights are once again near the top of the NHL Standings. Tampa is looking to defend their title and Vegas aims to avenge their 2018 Cup Final loss, these two could meet in a terrific Cup Final.
The Lightning may not win the Central Division, but they will get a huge boost come playoffs when Nikita Kucherov returns. Already averaging 3.38 goals per game, Tampa Bay’s offense would become arguably the best in the league by gaining Kucherov for the playoffs.
After an up-down week, the Lightning got back on track going 4-0 this week as they grabbed all 8 points against the Blue Jackets x2, the Blackhawks and the Stars. The Lightning offense is humming with 17 goals in their last 4 games.
Keep an eye on Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is having a career year at 30-8-1 with a career-low 2.10 G.A.A. and a career-high .929 save percentage. The Lightning will be the favourites if the Russian netminder remains this sharp.
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Back and arguably better than ever, Vegas allows a league-low 2.16 goals against per game, while owning an 86.7% penalty kill. Defense wins Stanley Cups and Vegas knows it.
The Knights continued their impressive win streak by claiming back-back victories over the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks. They followed that up by picking up a huge win over the Avalanche, but lost their 10-game win streak to the Yotes.
Mark Stone has recorded 14 points in his last 9 games. The Golden Knights Captain is enjoying a career-best year with 56 points in 48 games.
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The Washington Capitals have the best offense in the NHL. They lead the league with 122 goals at 5v5 and arguably have the best 2nd line in the league with Nick Backstrom, TJ Oshie and Anthony Mantha terrorizing defenses.
The Caps cleaned up on Long Island, taking both games from the Islanders and then grabbed a point against Pittsburgh.
Anthony Mantha exploded onto the scene in Washington scoring a goal in each of his first 4 games for the Capitals. He has cooled off as of late, but I would not expect that to last, Mantha is the X-Factor of this Caps team.
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The value on the Cats is pretty wild. Florida has been stride for stride with Carolina and Tampa Bay this year, yet are 20/1 to win the Cup. Inexperience is part of it, but with Joel Quenneville behind the bench, I love Florida’s number.
An intense week saw the Panthers take down the Hurricanes in overtime, but then drop a disappointing game to the Preds. They made up for that by defeating Nashville 7-4 and Chicago 4-3. They are now 2 points back of Carolina.
MacKenzie Weegar has exploded this year. Despite losing Aaron Ekblad, Weegar has looked like a legitimate top pairing defenseman and chipped in offensively recording 32 points, in what has been his best season as a pro.
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The only reason Colorado is not ranked higher is that their value is not great. Colorado may be the deepest team in the league and took Dallas to the limit in last year’s Western Semi-Finals. This team’s fate will be decided by their goaltending.
After a 5-game winning streak, the Avs had a bad week going 1-3 by dropping a pair to the Blues, then losing to Vegas, but finally getting a win against San Jose. Every team has an off week, do not let this streak fool you, Colorado is for real.
Philipp Grubauer is enjoying a stellar campaign sitting at 27-8-1 with a .922 save percentage and a G.A.A. of 1.94.. However, according to advanced stats, much of Grubauer’s success has come from Colorado’s team defense. Can Grubauer prove pundits wrong and backstop this team to a Stanley Cup?
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My BettingTop10 prediction has the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights meeting in the Stanley Cup Final. These two teams are the strongest and most experienced teams in my opinion. The Lightning have won the Stanley Cup and have reinforcements on the way, hungry to repeat. Vegas has gotten so close twice, but came up short. They have what it takes to get back to the Final. In what should be an epic series, my best bet is to bet on the Lightning (+750 888Sport) to win the Stanley Cup.
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