NHL Betting News and Notes Thursday 5/3

NHL Betting News and Notes Thursday 5/3

What Bettors Need to Know: Thursday's NHL Action
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Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils (-110, 5)

THE STORY:
The New Jersey Devils rallied around the absence of leading scorer Ilya Kovalchuk to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Philadelphia Flyers at a game apiece. They may have to do it again, with Kovalchuk's status for Thursday's Game 3 still in doubt. Kovalchuk is dealing with a lower-body injury and is expected to be reevaluated prior to the third game of the series. New Jersey used four third-period goals to earn a 4-1 victory in Game 2 on Monday night.

ABOUT THE FLYERS: Philadelphia media referred to the Game 2 loss as the club's worst game of the postseason - and the players might well agree. Forward Scott Hartnell shouldered a significant portion of the blame for the defeat. "I wasn't forechecking. I wasn’t hitting. It seemed like my legs weren’t moving, and when you don’t have a guy on your line going, it’s tough to get the other guys going as well," he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I have to be better. I have to get emotionally into the game. It felt like it was just too easy for them." The line of Hartnell, Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr was limited to just four shots.

ABOUT THE DEVILS: New Jersey knew its league-best penalty-killing unit would be in tough against a Flyers team that erupted for 12 goals in 23 man-advantage opportunities in its first-round slugfest with Pittsburgh. Through two games, the Devils have had a decided advantage in the showdown, surrendering just one power-play goal in 11 chances. After allowing the Panthers to go 9 for 27 in their first-round series, New Jersey head coach Peter DeBoer says he's encouraged by the improvement against the Flyers. "We’ve got it back on track where we want it right now and we have to continue that," he said.

TRENDS:

- New Jersey is 6-1 in its last seven home games.
- Philadelphia is 8-19 in its last 27 games in New Jersey.
- The under is 3-1-2 in New Jersey's last six.

OVERTIME:

1. Including playoffs, The Flyers have gone just 4 for 44 on the power play in eight games against the Devils this season.

2. Devils rookie D Adam Larsson scored in his playoff debut Tuesday night, joining Craig Wolanin as the only New Jersey blue liners to do so.

3. Giroux's zero-point effort in Game 2 was his first scoreless playoff game since the series opener against the Penguins.

St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings (-120, 4.5)

THE STORY:
What served as the St. Louis Blues' strength for most of the season has now become one of their biggest concerns as they look to avoid going down 3-0 in their Western Conference series with the host Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. The goaltending tandem of Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott is showing major cracks, with Halak out for the remainder of the series with an ankle injury and Elliott getting torched for eight goals in the first two games of the best-of-seven.

ABOUT THE BLUES: St. Louis completely fell apart in the first period of Game 2, allowing the Kings to build a four-goal cushion that essentially allowed them to coast through the final 40 minutes. The absence of cornerstone defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (lower body) played a major role, and his status for Game 3 remains up in the air. Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock compared Pietrangelo's impact to that of the Kings' top blue liner. "(It's) not a lot different if (the Kings) lost (Drew) Doughty ... same thing," he said. "But I think with a full two days off, hopefully (Pietrangelo) is good to go (Thursday).

ABOUT THE KINGS: Los Angeles has yet to score a power-play goal in the series, but the team's penalty-killing unit has more than made up for the dry spell. The Kings haven't allowed a man-advantage goal through the first two games, and has struck for four shorthanded goals in seven postseason contests - including a highlight-reel goal by Anze Kopitar in the first period of Game 2. So what is the team's secret to shorthanded success? "It helps when you have pairs that (kill penalties) together," said captain Dustin Brown. "Me and (Kopitar) have PK'd together for four, five years."

TRENDS:

- Los Angeles has won six of its last seven.
- The under is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings.
- St. Louis is 1-5 in the last six meetings.

OVERTIME:

1. The Kings' four-goal opening frame Tuesday marked its most productive period in the playoffs since its run to the Stanley Cup finals in 1993.

2. Brown has four shorthanded points in the postseason, the most by any player since Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg had five in 2008.

3. Blues F Jason Arnott (lower body) missed practice Wednesday and is considered day-to-day.

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Devils @ Flyers -- Philly is 5-3 in playoffs this spring, scoring 29 goals in five wins, only six in the losses; Flyers split eight games with New Jersey this year, with road team winning five of eight. New Jersey outshot the Flyers 28-15 in first period; so far in playoffs, Devils have outshot opponents 108-75 in first period of games, but are just 5-4 overall in postseason, with three of last four games all going into overtime. Flyers are 5-4 in last nine games here; they won two of three games at Pittsburgh in first round.

Kings @ Blues -- Los Angeles is 6-1 so far in playoffs, with only loss on home ice to Canucks; St Louis got blanked twice (5-0/1-0so) at Staples this year, as Kings have won five of six vs St Louis this season-- eight of last nine games in series stayed under total. LA raced out to 4-0 lead in first period of 5-2 Game 2 win, but after outshooting Blues 16-5 in first period, they were outshot 24-5 in last two periods. St Louis is 0-12 on power play in series. Blues won both of their road games in first round series against San Jose.

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PHILADELPHIA (52-29-0-9, 113 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (53-31-0-7, 113 pts.)

Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 25-38 ATS (-19.6 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 53-37 ATS (+11.2 Units) in all games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 32-22 ATS (+2.8 Units) second half of the season this season.
NEW JERSEY is 16-9 ATS (+25.5 Units) after a division game this season.
NEW JERSEY is 16-8 ATS (+5.3 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more this season.
NEW JERSEY is 16-9 ATS (+6.9 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
NEW JERSEY is 55-22 ATS (+11.2 Units) in home games after playing 3 consecutive road games since 1996.
NEW JERSEY is 24-20 ATS (-0.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NEW JERSEY is 25-19 ATS (+45.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 18-9 ATS (+27.8 Units) in road games vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 11-2 ATS (+8.4 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 26-20 ATS (+49.3 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 22-12 ATS (+8.4 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 16-9 (+4.7 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 16-9-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
14 of 23 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.4 Units)


ST LOUIS (53-24-0-12, 118 pts.) at LOS ANGELES (46-28-0-15, 107 pts.)

Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 0-6 ATS (+6.1 Units) in road games revenging a home loss versus opponent this season.
ST LOUIS is 15-26 ATS (-13.2 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 15-9 ATS (+5.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
LOS ANGELES is 37-39 ATS (-22.7 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 8-6 (+2.2 Units) against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
ST LOUIS is 8-6-0 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
9 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.4 Units)


PHILADELPHIA vs. NEW JERSEY
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

ST. LOUIS vs. LOS ANGELES
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games at home


Philadelphia at New Jersey
Philadelphia: 11-2 SU after scoring 1 or 0 goals
New Jersey: 22-9 Under off a win by 3+ goals

St. Louis at Los Angeles
St. Louis: 0-6 SU away revenging a home loss
Los Angeles: 8-0 SU at home off BB wins by 2+ goals

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