Tampa got an easy 5-1 win in Game 1 over the Habs for the Cup Finals on Monday night. Tonight they look to take a 2-0 series lead before going to Montreal for Game 3 on Friday night.
Game 2: Lightning vs. Canadiens (8:00)
The Lightning dominated Game 1 in a huge 5-1 win. I bet on Tampa in that game and let me futures on them to win the Cup ride. I know the last three cup winners lost game 1, but I’m not concerned with that happening this season. The Lightning are the better team here and although the lines on the Habs to win the Cup are pretty enticing to hedge, especially the in 6 and 7 games props, I’m still going to just let those futures ride another game. Killorn is out for Tampa tonight which does give me a bit of a concern but I still think Tampa wins this game. I’d expect that Carey Price, who allowed the most goals he has this postseason in Game 1 to keep this game tonight closer than Game 1 was, but I think the Bolts are too much for Montreal to handle. I’ll take Tampa ML for a unit and a half tonight as well as 1.5 units on Tampa in regulation to cut down on some of the heavy juice.
1u Tampa ML (-205)
1.5u Tampa in regulation (-120)
4u Stanley Cup Champions: Tampa Bay Lightning (+200)
3u Stanley Cup Champions: Tampa Bay Lightning (+175)
Record: 361-283-3 (-52.84 units)