Could tenth NHL Odds and Picks
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Schenn (2) holds Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) in a headlock throughout the third interval of an NHL hockey recreation on Saturday, Could 8, 2021, in Dawn, Fla. (AP Photograph/Mary Holt)
- The NHL enters its remaining week of the common season, with loads of playoff implications in Monday’s nine-game slate
- The Tampa Bay Lightning-Florida Panthers recreation will resolve house ice benefit for his or her upcoming playoff sequence
- See beneath for odds, picks, and evaluation
15 of the NHL’s 16 playoff groups have already been decided. However the Could tenth slate contains video games with playoff implications, together with the Montreal Canadiens’ house contest in opposition to the Edmonton Oilers.
If the underdog Canadiens choose up a single level in that recreation, no group beneath them can catch them for the ultimate playoff spot within the North Division. If the Habs may win the sport, they nonetheless have hope of catching the Winnipeg Jets for third place within the division. The Canadiens are 5-2 straight up in opposition to the Oilers this season.
Playoff seeding can be unsettled in all 4 divisions, together with within the Central Division the place the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have to win their recreation in opposition to Florida in regulation to complete second and declare house ice benefit of their playoff sequence in opposition to the Panthers.
NHL Odds – Monday, Could tenth
|Crew||Moneyline at DraftKings||Unfold||Whole|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+100||+1.5 (-295)||O 6 (+102)|
|Florida Panthers||-115||-1.5 (+220)||U 6 (-122)|
|New Jersey Devils||+128||+1.5 (-200)||O 6 (-124)|
|Philadelphia Flyers||-150||-1.5 (+163)||U 6 (+102)|
|Edmonton Oilers||-114||-1.5 (+220)||O 6.0 (-105)|
|Montreal Canadiens||-103||+1.5 (-295)||U 6.0 (-117)|
|New York Islanders||+120||+1.5 (-195)||O 5.5 (-121)|
|Boston Bruins||-159||-1.5 (+160)||U 5.5 (-103)|
|Carolina Hurricanes||-136||-1.5 (+188)||O 5.5 (-110)|
|Nashville Predators||+118||+1.5 (-230)||U 5.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Stars||-155||-1.5 (+155)||O 6 (-103)|
|Chicago Blackhawks||+133||+1.5 (-186)||U 6 (-120)|
|Vancouver Canucks||+151||+1.5 (-167)||O 6 (+102)|
|Winnipeg Jets||-177||-1.5 (+140)||U 6 (-124)|
|Colorado Avalanche||+108||+1.5 (-286)||O 6 (+102)|
|Vegas Golden Knights||-108||-1.5 (+235)||U 6 (-122)|
|St. Louis Blues||-141||-1.5 (+180)||O 5.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Kings||+120||+1.5 (-220)||U 5.5 (-110)|
Odds as of Could ninth.
Panthers vs Lightning Lastly Has That means
When the Tampa Bay Lightning got here into the NHL in 1992, and the Florida Panthers joined the league a yr later, the hope was that these groups would grow to be on the spot rivals within the Sunshine State.
The expectation was the 2 groups would meet so usually in playoff competitors that their rivalry would grow to be one of many league’s finest.
But it surely by no means occurred. When the Lightning and Panthers face-off within the upcoming first spherical, it is going to be the primary time they’ve met within the postseason.
— Grace Remington (@GraceRemiWTSP) Could 9, 2021
Earlier than that occurs, they’ve to find out who finishes second and third within the Central Division. If the Panthers choose up one level in Monday’s remaining common season recreation for each groups, they are going to earn second place and home-ice benefit of their playoff assembly.
The depth is already constructing for the playoff encounter. The 2 groups registered 154 penalty minutes in Saturday’s 5-1 Florida win. The Panthers are 4-2-1 in opposition to the Lightning this season. They’re additionally 19-5 at house this season, and 15-12 at house in opposition to the unfold.
Decide: Panthers -1.5 (+220)
Playoff Pairings Undetermined within the East
When the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins play Monday, Could tenth, probably the most spectators would be the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. They’ve clinched first and second place within the East, however don’t know but who their playoff opponent shall be.
In the event that they beat the Islanders, Boston will clinch third and face the Capitals within the first spherical. Even when they lose, they might end third by profitable their final recreation of the season in opposition to Washington.
#NHLBruins updates per Coach Cassidy:
Expects to play full lineup tomorrow in opposition to Isles; shall be “cautious” on Tuesday in D.C.
Kase is “on observe” to play tomorrow.
Coyle “shall be prepared for playoffs” however might sit out remaining two video games.
Tuukka vs. Isles, Swayman vs. Caps. pic.twitter.com/v5Kc1zBlt9
— x – Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) Could 9, 2021
The Islanders are 5-2 in opposition to the Bruins this season, however that’s considerably deceptive as a result of the Bruins gained the final two video games. Plus, the Islanders have struggled whereas the Bruins have rediscovered their recreation down the stretch. The Islanders are 6-7-2 since April 9. In the meantime, the Bruins are 11-4 of their final 15.
Decide: Bruins -1.5 (+160)
Kevin Allen has coated most main occasions, together with the Olympics, Tremendous Bowl, World Collection, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Closing. He coated the NHL for USA As we speak from 1986-2020, receiving the Lester Patrick Award in 2013 and was honored by the Hockey Corridor of Fame in 2014 with the Elmer Ferguson Award.