NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Sports Betting Odds Previews for Thursday

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The NHL Stanley Cup Finals will feature Game 5 on the schedule on Thursday June 7th to the delight of pro hockey bettors worldwide.

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The champagne will be on ice as the Vegas Golden Knights will look to remain alive as they host the Washington Capitals. The Knights and Capitals get things started from Las Vegas at 8PM Eastern Time and NBC TV has the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Vegas Golden Knights favored by -145 odds with the return on the underdog Washington Capitals at +125 odds. Goal total came in at 5.5 goals.

Washington Capitals are up 3-1 in this series and is one win away from winning the Stanley Cup Trophy. Capitals come off the 6-2 victory at home in Game 4 to Vegas. Washington after giving up six goals in Game 1 have allowed five goals total in the following three games. Washington took control early in Game 4 as they took the 3-0 lead after one period with goals by T.J. Oshie on the power play, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith Pelly at even strength. It was 4-0 after two periods with a Capitals goal by John Carlson on the power play. Vegas and Washington each scored twice in the final period. Braden Holby moved his record to 15-6-1 as he turned away 28 of 30 shots. Oshi finished with three points as he added two assists. Evgeny Kuznetsov had four assists and finished with four points.

Vegas made it interesting early in the third period with goals by James Neal and Reily Smith at even strength to make it 4-2 with seven and a half minutes remaining. But Vegas surrendered a goal to Capitals Michal Kempny at even strength and a power play goal by Brett Connolly at 18:51. Marc Andre Fleury fell to 13-5-1 by saving 17 of 23 shots. Fleury has allowed 16 goals in the four games of this series. Washington had success on their power play going 3 of 5. Vegas struggled on their power play opportunities going 0 of 4 in defeat.

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