Bovada NHL Odds: Rangers Facing Elimination in Game 6 at New Jersey
Friday, May 25, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The New York Rangers are the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but if they can't find a way to beat the rival New Jersey Devils in Newark on Friday night in Game 6 of the conference final their season will be over. Get your NHL Playoff Betting Odds for the Stanley Cup playoffs at Bovada Sportsbook.
Martin Brodeur and the Devils won their second straight game in the best-of-seven set on Wednesday night, claiming Game 5 by a 5-3 score at Madison Square Garden to grab a 3-2 lead in the series.
Brodeur made 25 saves for the Devils on Wednesday to outduel Rangers counterpart Henrik Lundqvist – who gave up four goals on 16 New Jersey shots, including three in the first 10 minutes of the contest.
Travis Zajac, Patrik Elias, and Stephen Gionta got the ball rolling for the Devils in the first period of Game 5, staking their team to a 3-0 lead before the Rangers replied with goals from Brandon Prust, Ryan Callahan, and Marian Gaborik.
Gaborik tied up the contest early in the third period, but Ryan Carter then put New Jersey back ahead for good with just under five minutes left in regulation time. Zach Parise potted an empty-net goal for the Devils to complete the scoring.
Wednesday's combined tally of eight goals made the game an OVER result – and pushed the OVER/UNDER in the series to 3-2. New Jersey has managed to pay off on the NHL Playoff Betting Odds in six of their past 10 games against New York.
If the Devils fail to win on Friday night they'll get a second chance to close out the series in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The winner of the Eastern Conference final will advance to take on the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup final next week.
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