Saturday NHL Opening Odds

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The Spread) – Three teams - the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals, and the San Jose Sharks - can all clinch their series in Game 5 Saturday while the opposing trio of teams all attempt to stave off elimination. 

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First up of the four games today kicks off at 12:05PM EST as Pittsburgh hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins took a 3-1 lead in the series with a 3-2 double overtime victory Wednesday. Oddsmakers from online sports book have made the Penguins -150 favorites in the matchup, while Tampa Bay is a +130 underdog. The over-under is currently sitting at 5.

James Neal notched the game-winning goal for Pittsburgh less than four minutes into the second overtime to put his side in the driver's seat in the series. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves, nine of them in the two extra sessions, to play a big part in the victory.

Next up at 3:05PM EST is Game 5 between the host Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers. The Capitals are -200 favorites and the Rangers are +170 underdogs, while the over-under is 5.

According to the latest NHL trends, Washington is 14-9 against the spread versus the Rangers over the last three seasons. Eleven of 21 games in this series have gone under the total over the last three seasons.

At 7:05PM EST, the Boston Bruins entertain the Montreal Canadiens in an important Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2. Boston is a -185 favorite and the over-under is listed at 5. According to the latest public betting information, 51 percent of bets have been placed on the Bruins.

The San Jose Sharks have a chance at home to close out their series with the Los Angeles Sharks at 10:35PM EST. San Jose is a -215 favorite, while the over-under is 5.

Saturday NHL Playoff Moneyline Odds & Totals

73 New York Rangers +170 (5)

74 Washington Capitals -200

75 Tampa Bay Lightning +130 (5)

76 Montreal Canadiens +160

77 Los Angeles Kings +180 (5)

78 San Jose Sharks -215

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