Stanley Cup Final Series Odds
Vancouver is the No. 1 seed in the entire playoffs and the winner of the Western Conference while Boston was the No. 3 seed and champion in the Eastern Conference. Vancouver will have the home-ice advantage in the series.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog Vancouver is favored to win the series with odds of -215 while Boston has odds of +175.
Vancouver opened the playoffs by beating Chicago in 7 games and then beat Nashville in 6. In the conference finals, the Canucks disposed of San Jose in five games. The Canucks have been led by Henrik Sedin, who has 21 points with 19 assists. Ryan Kesler has added seven goals and 11 assists for Vancouver.
Boston reached the conference finals by beating Tampa Bay in seven games. It was the second series Boston won in seven games as the Bruins topped Montreal in seven in the first round. In the second round, the Bruins swept Philadelphia. David Krejci is leading Boston with 10 goals and seven assists. The 10 goals are most of any player in the playoffs.
These two teams met just once during the regular season and Boston won the game, 3-1 in Vancouver. The Canucks were favored in the contest and out-shot the Bruins 43-31, yet still lost by a pair of goals.
Trends show that Boston is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings with Vancouver and 4-1 in their last 5 contests in Vancouver.
In terms of injuries, Vancouver winger Mikael Samuelsson is out for the series with a leg injury while Boston center Marc Savard is out for the series due to a concussion.
2011 Stanley Cup Final Odds – Bruins vs. Canucks
Boston Bruins +175
Vancouver Canucks -215
2011 Stanley Cup Final Series Schedule
Wednesday, June 1 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
Saturday, June 4 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
Monday, June 6 at Boston, 8 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Wednesday, June 8 at Boston, 8 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Friday, June 10 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
*Monday, June 13 at Boston, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
*Wednesday, June 15 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS