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(The Spread) – The NHL Playoffs continue Thursday night as all three remaining matchups will take the ice for their respective Game 1's.

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The San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night in Game 1 of their series at 10:00PM EST and according to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Sharks are -200 money line favorites while the Kings have an underdog line of +170. The over/under total for this game opened at 5 goals.

Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi was stellar during the regular season as he posted the most wins (32), the third-best goals against average (2.11) and the fifth-best save percentage (.927) in the league after Dec. 1.

Goaltender Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres will square off in Game 1 versus the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30PM EST. Philadelphia is a -160 favorite, while the over-under is set at 5.5.

According to latest NHL trends, the Sabres are 29-11-6 since Dec. 28 and racked up an Eastern Conference-best 64 points during that span of time. Philadelphia is 7-5 against the spread versus Buffalo over the last three seasons. Nine of 12 games in this series have gone over the total in the last three seasons.

The other game on Thursday's playoff schedule pairs the Montreal Canadiens and the host Boston Bruins as their Game 1 is set to start at 7:00PM EST. According to latest NHL public betting information, the 67% of the public favors the Bruins tonight. Boston is a -180 favorite and the over-under is 5.

NHL Playoffs Opening Money Line Odds & Totals

11 Montreal Canadiens +160 (5)

12 Boston Bruins -180

13 Buffalo Sabres +140 (5.5)

14 Philadelphia Flyers -160

15 Los Angeles Kings +170 (5)

16 San Jose Sharks -200

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