(The Spread) – The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs is in full swing and the Pittsburgh Penguins remain favored to win this year’s NHL championship.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are 11/4 favorites over the rest of the playoff field, while the Chicago Blackhawks have the next best odds at 15/4. The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues are both 8/1, respectively, while the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals are both 12/1, respectively.
Continuing with the odds, the Anaheim Ducks are 14/1, while the Montreal Canadiens are 16/1 and the Vancouver Canucks are 18/1. The Ottawa Senators are 20/1, the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers are 22/1, respectively, while the Los Angeles Kings are 28/1. The Toronto Maple Leafs are 3/1, the Minnesota Wild are 50/1 and the New York Islanders have the longest odds at 100/1.
In the Eastern Conference, the Penguins are 5/4 to win, while the Bruins are 15/4 and the Capitals are 6/1. The Canadiens are 7/1, the Senators are 10/1 and the Rangers are 12/1. The Maples Leafs, meanwhile, are 18/1 and the Islanders have the worst odds to win the Eastern Conference at 50/1.
In the West, the Blackhawks are 13/10 favorites, while the Blues are 4/1 and the Ducks are 13/2. The Sharks are 7/1, the Canucks are 17/2 and the Red Wings are 12/1. The Kings, who trail the Blues 2-0 in the first round, are 15/1, and the Wild have the worst odds in the Western Conference at 25/1.