The Chicago Blackhawks will be shooting for their first win on home ice since October 26 when they take on the Washington Capitals on Friday night as heavy 1/2 moneyline favorites in NHL online betting at Bodog.
The Hawks, who have just three wins in their last eight outings, are coming off a strong performance in their 5-0 shutout of the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night, and remain solid 7/1 favorites to win their third Stanley Cup in six years in NHL futures betting at Bodog. Chicago finishes the weekend with a visit from the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
The Sharks came within one-tenth of a second of forcing overtime against Vancouver on Thursday night, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Canucks and ending their four-game point streak.
Prior to facing Chicago, the Sharks travel to Big D to take on the struggling Dallas Stars on Saturday. The 4-5-4 Stars are SU losers in their last six, and have tumbled to 40/1 in Stanley Cup betting at Bodog.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to put the brakes on their six-game losing streak when they open their weekend with a date with the Carolina Hurricanes, pegged as 23/20 moneyline underdogs in NHL betting at Bodog.
Ravaged by injuries to key personnel including goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, defensemen James Wisniewski and Ryan Murray, and forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, Columbus has scored just 10 goals during their current losing streak heading into Friday’s Jackets vs Canes game at PNC Arena.
Things don’t get easier for Columbus on Saturday when they return home to take on the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, who extended their current winning streak to four with a strong 5-2 win over Calgary on Thursday night and have cemented their position as a solid 10/1 bet in Stanley Cup odds at Bodog.
The Lightning, who take a 9-3-1 record into the weekend, travel to Detroit immediately following their game in Columbus for a Sunday night date with the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
The Wings have lost three straight ahead of their Friday night meeting with the New Jersey Devils, and were a dismal 1-4 SU in five meetings with Tampa Bay last season.