Lightning vs. Bruins Series Odds

2011 nhl stanley cup eastern conference finals odds bruins lightning

(TheSpread) – The Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning begin the 2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday with both teams vying for a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.

View Current NHL Odds

The Bruins are the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Lightning are the No. 5 seed.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com Boston is the favorite to win this series with odds of -135 while Tampa Bay has a money line of +115.

Boston defeated No. 6 Montreal in the opening round in six games and then followed that up with a sweep of No. 2 Philadelphia in the second round. The Bruins are 4-1 in road games this year in the playoffs. Boston has been led by center Patrice Bergeron, who has 12 points on two goals and 10 assists.

Tampa Bay opened the playoffs by beating No. 4 Pittsburgh in seven games and then sweeping top-seeded Washington in four games. The Lightning are 5-1 in games on the road in this playoff run. Tampa has been led by Martin St. Louis, who has 13 points on six goals and seven assists.

These two teams have faced off four times this season and Boston has won three of the four games, scoring a total of 15 goals while Tampa has posted just 8 goals. The Bruins were favored in three of the four games.

Trends show that the Lightning are just 3-18-4 in their last 25 games in Boston and 13-32-5 overall in their last 50 games with the Bruins. Boston is also 6-1 in its last 7 games as a favorite.

In terms of injuries, Tampa Bay defenseman Matt Smaby is out indefinitely with a lower body injury while Bergeron is out for the series opener with a concussion for the Bruins.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Odds – Lightning vs. Bruins

Tampa Bay Lightning +115

Boston Bruins -135

Lightning vs. Bruins Series Schedule

Saturday, May 14 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

Tuesday, May 17 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN, RDS

Thursday, May 19 at Tampa Bay, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN, RDS

Saturday, May 21 at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m. NBC, TSN, RDS

*Monday, May 23 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

*Wednesday, May 25 at Tampa Bay, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

*Friday, May 27 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

Bet on Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Habs vs. Lightning Game 5 Prediction After failing to do so on Monday night, the Lightning will attempt to finish off the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final, this time on their home ice when the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Habs Game 4 Prediction The Lightning will go for a sweep of the Canadiens on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Montreal salvage at least one win the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Canadiens Game 3 Prediction Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place from Montreal on Friday night where the Canadiens will host the Lightning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Down 2-0 in the...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 2 Prediction The Lightning whipped the Canadines in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, while the over also cashed in the series opener. With Game 2 on deck for...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final will be held Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, where the Lightning will host the Canadiens at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the...

NHL Headlines