Can Boston Bruins Capitalize on Home Ice Advantage on Wednesday Night?

Published on June 12th, 2019 1:07 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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Tonight is the game 7 of the NHL hockey finals.  Who is the favourite to win? One thing for certain in this year's edition of the Stanley Cup Finals - home ice advantage has not meant much.

The St. Louis Blues had the opportunity to close out a Stanley Cup on home ice in Game 6 and they were blown out by the Bruins. The road team has won multiple games in this series.

Heading into game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals later tonight, the advantage would definitely seem to lie with the Bruins, who will be playing in front of their fans. However, the Blues are scrappy and home ice advantage has seemingly been passed back and forth like a hot potato.

Tonight's game will likely come down to goaltending - will it be Bennington that steals the show, or will Rask hold things down for his side? On paper, these two teams are nearly identical - star players, grit players, great goaltending, great coaching, great fans.

Both teams will be counting on their superstars to have big games, as Marchard, Tarasenko and the rest will be counted on to find the net. If either of these players are shut down tonight, their teams will have a rough chance of winning.

There is not much else to say other than that - Game 7s are a virtual coin flip and can go either way. In the end, it usually boils down to which team gets the bounces and which team hits the goal posts.

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Let's take a look at the odds for this game, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: June 12th, 2019 12:59 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

St. Louis Blues, 2.60
Boston Bruins, 1.55

St. Louis Blues, +1.5, 1.54
Boston Bruins, -1.5, 2.65

Over/Under 5.5 Goals

Over 5.5 Goals, 2.25
Under 5.5 Goals, 1.68

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The St. Louis Blues have never won a Stanley Cup in the history of their franchise, while the Boston Bruins have won 6, with their last coming in 2010-11.

Can the Blues finally break their Stanley Cup curse tonight, or will the Bruins add another trophy to their collection?

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