Blackhawks, Bruins Favoured To Win

Published on May 14th, 2014 5:13 pm EST

The Chicago Blackhawks, after suffering a first-round scare against the St. Louis Blues, are now in good position to win their third Stanley Cup of the last five years after defeating the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

As a matter of fact, the Blackhawks are the current favourites to win the Stanley Cup. The general consensus is that the Blackhawks are firing on all cylinders right now and will be hard for either the Los Angeles Kings or Anaheim Ducks to stop.

Speaking of the Anaheim Ducks, they will be trying to finish off the Los Angeles Kings later tonight. After falling down 2-0 in the series, the Ducks have come storming back and are now up 3-2.

In the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers continue to surprise and are already through to the Eastern Conference final after dispatching of the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games. The Rangers showed a great deal of heart and character by bouncing back after falling behind 3-1 against the Pens.

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will be finishing their fabulous series later tonight in Boston. The series has been a back-and-forth affair with plenty of passion and emotion. Hockey fans are sure to be treated to a fantastic seventh game on Wednesday evening.

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Here are the current odds to win the Stanley Cup:

Chicago Blackhawks, 3.25
Boston Bruins, 3.75
New York Rangers, 5.00
Anaheim Ducks, 5.50
Montreal Canadiens, 11.00
Los Angeles Kings, 13.00

The Kings are notoriously hard to put away in the post-season and they shouldn't be overlooked. They will be playing in front of their home fans tonight and could easily push the series to 7 games.

The Canadiens, if they can pull off the win in Boston tonight, will have a fairly favourable match-up in the New York Rangers in the next round. The Canadiens match up favourably against the Rangers, but they obviously have to beat the Bruins tonight first.

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The Western Conference Finals will undoubtedly be fantastic regardless of who ends up playing. The caliber of hockey has been super high so far this offseason and it likely won't change anytime soon.

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