NHL Betting News and Notes Monday, May 5

NHL Betting News and Notes Monday, May 5

NHL Playoffs

Rangers are playing fifth game in seven nights; they're been outshot 63-36 in last 5+ periods, since they led 2-0 after first period of Game 1. NY is 3-3 vs Penguins this year, after Pitt won eight of previous nine games in series. Over is 4-1-1 in series games this season. Penguins won five of last seven visits here. Rangers haven't scored on power play since Game 2 of Philly series, 0 for last 29. Pittsburgh is 28-16 on road this year; their last three road games all went over the total-- this is their first back/back since April 13.

Anaheim won four of last five games with LA, but lost 3-2 in OT in Game 1, with LA tying game with 0:07 left in regulation; under is 4-1-2 in last seven series games, but 0-3-1 in Ducks' last four games overall. Anaheim is 33-12 at home this season. Kings won last five games; over is 5-1-2 in their last eight games, with Kings allowing only seven goals in last five games. LA lost three of last five visits here; four of last eight series games went to OT. While games are on road, Kings obviously aren't flying, travel is easier, home ice edge a little less.

League-wide, over is 32-12-11 in the playoffs, 3-1-3 in this round.
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PITTSBURGH (55-24-0-10, 120 pts.) at NY RANGERS (50-34-0-6, 106 pts.) - 5/5/2014, 7:35 PM

There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 11-6 (+3.0 Units) against the spread versus NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 11-6-0 straight up against NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
9 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.6 Units)
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LOS ANGELES (51-30-0-9, 111 pts.) at ANAHEIM (58-22-0-9, 125 pts.) - 5/5/2014, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ANAHEIM is 58-31 ATS (+22.7 Units) in all games this season.
ANAHEIM is 22-8 ATS (+9.5 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
ANAHEIM is 10-1 ATS (+10.0 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 178-134 ATS (+35.1 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 203-192 ATS (+440.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1996.
LOS ANGELES is 10-2 ATS (+7.6 Units) in road games after a 3 game unbeaten streak this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 9-7 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
LOS ANGELES is 9-7-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.9 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)

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PITTSBURGH vs. NY RANGERS
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
NY Rangers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

10:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. ANAHEIM
Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim
Los Angeles is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Anaheim is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

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Kings at Ducks: What Bettors Need to Know
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Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (-130, 5)

After Marian Gaborik provided quite the detour in the opener, the Freeway Faceoff continues on Monday as the host Anaheim Ducks look to even their Western Conference second-round series with the Los Angeles Kings at one game apiece. Anaheim was poised to take Game 1 before Gaborik scored the tying goal with seven seconds remaining in the third period and netted the winning tally 12:07 into overtime in Los Angeles' 3-2 triumph on Saturday. The Slovak is tied with Colorado's Paul Stastny and Chicago's Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell with an NHL-leading five tallies this postseason.

While the Kings matched the Blackhawks with current five-game winning streaks, Pacific Division-champion Anaheim was left to sort through the emotions of a crushing defeat. "Well, you know, you get scored on with seven seconds to go, it's a tough one to swallow," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. Jonas Hiller was victimized on the late tally but was strong in net with 33 saves while making his first start in nearly a month.

ABOUT THE KINGS: Anze Kopitar has been the model of consistency in the playoffs, recording at least one point in all eight of the team's games and 10 straight dating back to the regular season. The Slovenian leads the NHL with 13 points (four goals, nine assists) and has 42 over the last three playoffs. Drew Doughty has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in as many games and logged a game-high 33:06 of ice time after fellow defenseman Robyn Regehr exited the series opener in the first period following a hit against the end boards by Anaheim veteran Teemu Selanne.

ABOUT THE DUCKS: The 43-year-old Selanne became the third-oldest player in league history to score a postseason goal, "trailing" Hall-of-Famers Gordie Howe (52, 1980) and Chris Chelios (45, 2007). The tally was the first of the playoffs for the Finnish Flash, who is expected to retire at the end of the postseason. Captain Ryan Getzlaf, who set up both of Anaheim's goals in Game 1, has registered a team-leading six assists and nine points.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-1-2 in the last seven meetings.
* Road team is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
* Kings are 5-0 in their last five overall.
* Ducks are 1-4 in their last five Conference Semifinals games.

OVERTIME:

1. Los Angeles has scored a power-play goal in each of its last six games (7-for-24) and killed all 19 short-handed situations in the last four contests.

2. Anaheim RW Corey Perry registered two shots on goal in Game 1, with his best chance at a wide-open net being thwarted by Kings D Alec Martinez early in overtime.

3. Los Angeles' next playoff win will be the 100th in franchise history.

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