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NHL odds: Conference semifinals odds, results, picks

May 30

The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team to advance to the conference finals of the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs, and they have been joined by the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers.

The final team to join them is the New York Rangers, who ousted the Metropolitan Division champion Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 on Monday

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FOX Bet associate trader Steven Hemke said the series to watch was between the Florida Panthers, winners of the Presidents' Trophy (best regular-season record) and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning. Tampa Bay swept the series.

"To me, this is the most interesting matchup, a rematch from last year when the Lightning prevailed in a heated six-game series," Hemke explained. "The Panthers, like most young teams, must dethrone the champs in what should be a high scoring, entertaining, end-to-end series. Both teams feature excellent special teams and top-end talented, loaded rosters.

"The difference to me is in between the pipes where the Lightning have a huge advantage with last year's Conn Smythe Trophy playoff MVP Andrei Vasilevskiy facing the top-scoring team in the league this season. I will take Tampa Bay in seven games here with Vasey being the difference-maker."

FOX Bet sports trader AJ Devine backed the Rangers to win it all before the postseason started.

PICK: Rangers (+1100 at FOX Bet) — +1600 at start of the postseason, then +1200 and +2500 — to win Stanley Cup (bet $10 to win $120)

Here are Hemke's picks for the four semifinal series:

PICK: Lightning over Panthers in seven games: +600 at time of pick, was recently +700, currently +1600 at FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $170 total) RESULT: Lightning in four

PICK: Avalanche over Blues in six games: +350 at time of pick, +320 FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $42 total) RESULT: Avalanche in six

PICK: Rangers over Hurricanes in seven games: +650 at time of pick, recently +900, currently +333 at FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $43.30 total) RESULT: Rangers in seven

PICK: Flames over Oilers in six games: +425 at time of pick. RESULT: Oilers in five


Here are the odds, lines and results for the NHL conference semifinals (odds via FOX Bet):

COMPLETED GAMES

Rangers 6, Hurricanes 2 (New York wins series 4-3) 

Point spread: Rangers (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Rangers win as +125 underdogs (bet $10 to win $22.50 total); Hurricanes were -162 favorites (bet $10 to win $16.17 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 5.5 goals scored by both teams combined (8)

FINAL
NYR 6 · CAR 2
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PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
New York Rangers
NYR
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR

NOTES: The home team won every game in this series until Game 7. … Carolina goalie Antti Raanta left 15:37 into the second period with an apparent lower-body injury and was replaced by rookie Pyotr Kochetkov with the score 2-0. Frederik Andersen, Carolina's No. 1 goalie, had not played since suffering a lower-body injury on April 16. … The Rangers are 8-1 in their past nine Game 7s, and the Hurricanes had won six Game 7s in a row until Monday. … This was the 190th Game 7 in NHL history.


Rangers 5, Hurricanes 2

Point spread: Rangers (+1.5) cover by winning outright 
Moneyline: Rangers win as -111 co-favorites (bet $10 to win $19.01 total); Hurricanes were -111 co-favorites (bet $10 to win $19.01 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 5.5 goals scored by both teams combined (7)

FINAL
CAR 2 · NYR 5
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PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR
New York Rangers
NYR

NOTE: Igor Shesterkin is the first Rangers goaltender with two or more assists in a regular-season or postseason game since Mike Richter had two assists in October 1992 against the Quebec Nordiques.


Avalanche 3, Blues 2 (Colorado wins series 4-2) 

Point spread: Blues (+1.5) cover by losing by less than 1.5 goals (1)
Moneyline: Avalanche win as -175 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.71 total); Blues were +140 underdogs (bet $10 to win $24 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (5)

FINAL
COL 3 · STL 2
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PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Colorado Avalanche
COL
St. Louis Blues
STL

Hurricanes 3, Rangers 1

Point spread: Hurricanes (-1.5) cover by winning by more than 1.5 goals (2)
Moneyline: Hurricanes win as -154 favorites (bet $10 to win $16.49 total); Rangers were +120 underdogs (bet $10 to win $22 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 5 goals scored by both teams combined (4)

FINAL
NYR 1 · CAR 3
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
New York Rangers
NYR
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR
The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-1 (80%) vs. the New York Rangers at home in 2021/2022

Oilers 5, Flames 4 OT (Edmonton wins series 4-1) 

Point spread: Oilers (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Oilers win as +120 underdogs (bet $10 to win $22 total); Flames were -154 favorites (bet $10 to win $16.49 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (9)

FINAL / OT
EDM 5 · CGY 4
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Edmonton Oilers
EDM
Calgary Flames
CGY

Blues 5, Avalanche 4 OT

Point spread: Blues (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Blues win as +205 underdogs (bet $10 to win $30.50 total); Avalanche were -278 favorites (bet $10 to win $13.60 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (9)

FINAL / OT
STL 5 · COL 4
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
St. Louis Blues
STL
Colorado Avalanche
COL

NOTES: Tyler Bozak scored the winning goal 3:38 into overtime for the Blues. … Robert Thomas scored twice in the third period, including the tying goal with 56 seconds remaining in regulation with the goalie pulled, as St. Louis rallied from a 3-0 deficit.


Oilers 5, Flames 3

Point spread: Oilers (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Oilers win as -118 favorites (bet $10 to win $18.47 total); Flames were -105 underdogs  (bet $10 to win $19.52 total) 
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (8) 

FINAL
CGY 3 · EDM 5
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Calgary Flames
CGY
Edmonton Oilers
EDM

NOTES: Calgary's Rasmus Andersson scored the flukiest goal of the postseason when he flung the puck from his own blue line past Edmonton goalie Mike Smith for a shorthanded goal midway through the third period to tie it, 3-3. … Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins came to Smith's aid by scoring the go-ahead goal with 3:37 remaining in the third.


Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1

Point spread: Rangers (-1.5) cover by winning by more than 1.5 goaals (3)
Moneyline: Rangers win as -111 co-favorites (bet $10 to win $19.01 total); Hurricanes were -111 co-favorites (bet $10 to win $19.01 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 5.5 goals scored by both teams combined (5)

FINAL
CAR 1 · NYR 4
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR
New York Rangers
NYR
The New York Rangers are 14-4 (77.8%) vs. the Carolina Hurricanes at home over their last 18 games

Avalanche 6, Blues 3

Point spread: Avalanche (-1.5) cover by winning by more than 1.5 goals (2)
Moneyline: Avalanche win as -167 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.99 total); Blues were +130 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (9)

FINAL
COL 6 · STL 3
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Colorado Avalanche
COL
St. Louis Blues
STL
The Colorado Avalanche have won their last 10 games vs. the St. Louis Blues off two or more days rest

Lightning 2, Panthers 0 (Tampa Bay wins series 4-0)

Point spread: Lightning (-1.5) covers by winning by more than 1.5 goals (2)
Moneyline: Lightning win as -125 favorites (bet $10 to win $18 total); Panthers were +100 underdogs (bet $10 to win $20 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (2)

FINAL
FLA 0 · TB 2
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Florida Panthers
FLA
Tampa Bay Lightning
TB

NOTES: Ondrej Palat's empty-net goal with 23 seconds remaining meant bettors who took the Lightning and gave 1.5 goals cashed in. … Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was dominant. The 2021 Conn Smythe winner allowed three goals in the series, stopping 151 of Florida's 154 shots (.980 save percentage).


Oilers 4, Flames 1

Point spread: Oilers (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Oilers win as -105 underdogs (bet $10 to win $19.52 total); Flames were -118 favorites (bet $10 to win $18.47 total); 
Total scoring over/under: Under 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (5)

FINAL
CGY 1 · EDM 4
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Calgary Flames
CGY
Edmonton Oilers
EDM
The Edmonton Oilers are 4-0 (100%) vs. the Calgary Flames at home in 2021/2022

SERIES WINNER ODDS

Flames -167 (bet $10 to win $15.99 total); Oilers +145 (bet $10 to win $24.50 total)


Rangers 3, Hurricanes 1 

Point spread: Rangers (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Rangers win as -105 underdogs (bet $10 to win $19.52 total); Hurricanes were -118 favorites (bet $10 to win $18.47 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 5 goals scored by both teams combined (4)

FINAL
CAR 1 · NYR 3
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR
New York Rangers
NYR
The New York Rangers are 14-4 (77.8%) vs. the Carolina Hurricanes at home over their last 18 games

NOTE: Tyler Motte's unassisted backhanded empty-net goal from the Rangers' zone gave New York an insurance goal with 1:23 to go. 


Lightning 5, Panthers 1

Point spread: Lightning (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Lightning win as -105 underdogs (bet $10 to win $19.52 total); Panthers were -118 favorites (bet $10 to win $18.47 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (6)

FINAL
FLA 1 · TB 5
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Florida Panthers
FLA
Tampa Bay Lightning
TB

NOTES: Florida, the winner of the Presidents' Trophy for most points/best record during the regular season, was one of the betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup prior to the start of the playoffs. … Two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay has held the Panthers to one goal in each game in this series.


Avalanche 5, Blues 2

Point spread: Avalanche (-1.5) cover by winning by more than 1.5 goals (3)
Moneyline: Avalanche win as -167 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.99 total); Blues were +130 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (7)

FINAL
COL 5 · STL 2
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Colorado Avalanche
COL
St. Louis Blues
STL
The Colorado Avalanche are 9-0 (100%) vs. the St. Louis Blues off two or more days rest over their last 9 games

NOTES: The Avalanche scored twice in a span of 70 seconds late in the game. Artturi Lehkonen's empty-net goal with 58 seconds to go brought joy to over (6.5 total goals) bettors. … St. Louis starting goalie Jordan Binnington was hurt after a goalmouth collision and left the game early in the first period. Ville Husso replaced him.


Oilers 5, Flames 3

Point spread: Oilers (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Oilers win as +135 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23.50 total); Flames were -175 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.71 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (8)

FINAL
EDM 5 · CGY 3
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Edmonton Oilers
EDM
Calgary Flames
CGY
The Calgary Flames are 12-5 (70.6%) vs. the Edmonton Oilers at home off two or more days rest over their last 17 games

Hurricanes 2, Rangers 0 

Point spread: Hurricanes (-1.5) cover by winning by more than 1.5 goals (2)
Moneyline: Hurricanes win as -167 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.99 total); Rangers were +130 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 6 goals scored by both teams combined (2)

FINAL
NYR 0 · CAR 2
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
New York Rangers
NYR
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-1 (88.9%) vs. the New York Rangers over their last 9 games

Blues 4, Avalanche 1

Point spread: Blues (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Blues win as +170 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $27 total); Avalanche were -227 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $14.41 total)
Total scoring over/under: No line available

FINAL
STL 4 · COL 1
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
St. Louis Blues
STL
Colorado Avalanche
COL
The Colorado Avalanche have won their last 7 games vs. the St. Louis Blues at home off two or more days rest

Lightning 2, Panthers 1

Point spread: Lightning (+2.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Lightning win as +125 underdogs (bet $10 to win $22.50 total); Panthers were -162 favorites (bet $10 to win $16.17 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (3)

FINAL
TB 2 · FLA 1
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Tampa Bay Lightning
TB
Florida Panthers
FLA
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-3 (78.6%) vs. the Florida Panthers off two or more days rest over their last 14 games

Flames 9, Oilers 6 

Point spread: Flames (-1.5) cover by winning by more than 1.5 goals (3)
Moneyline: Flames win as -167 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.99 total); Oilers were +130 underdogs (bet $10 to win $23 total)
Total scoring over/under: Over 6.5 goals scored by both teams combined (15)

FINAL
EDM 6 · CGY 9
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Edmonton Oilers
EDM
Calgary Flames
CGY
The over hit in 5 of the Calgary Flames last 6 games vs. the Edmonton Oilers in 2021/2022

NOTES: The Flames set a postseason record by scoring twice in the first 51 seconds of the game … The teams blew past the over/under of 6.5 goals by combining to score seven in the second period. Calgary's Blake Coleman and Edmonton's Zach Hyman each scored two goals in the period. … The nine goals tied Calgary's franchise record for a playoff game. … The teams set a Battle of Alberta playoff record for most combined goals. … The Oilers had a 28-game win streak snapped when scoring six or more goals in a playoff game. …  Matthew Tkachuk of the Flames scored an empty-net goal, giving him Calgary's first postseason hat trick since Theo Fleury in 1996. … Calgary raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first 6:05 and led 5-1 6:10 into the second period before Edmonton rallied to tie the game 6-6 early in the third period.


Hurricanes 2, Rangers 1 (OT) 

Point spread: Rangers (+1.5) cover by losing by fewer than 1.5 goals (1)
Moneyline: Hurricanes win as -175 favorites (bet $10 to win $15.71 total); Rangers were +135 underdogs  (bet $10 to win $23.50 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 6 goals scored by both teams combined (3)

FINAL / OT
NYR 1 · CAR 2
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
New York Rangers
NYR
Carolina Hurricanes
CAR
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-1 (88.9%) vs. the New York Rangers over their last 9 games

NOTES: Carolina's Ian Cole scored the winner 3:12 into overtime when his shot deflected off the stick of New York defenseman Ryan Lindgren past goalie Igor Shesterkin. … The Hurricanes scored on two of their final three shots after not scoring on their first 23 shots.


Avalanche 3, Blues 2 (OT)

Point spread: Blues (+1.5) cover by losing by fewer than 1.5 goals (1)
Moneyline: Avalanche win as -227 favorites (bet $10 to win $14.41 total); Blues were +170 underdogs (bet $10 to win $27 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 7 goals scored by both teams combined (5)

FINAL / OT
STL 2 · COL 3
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
St. Louis Blues
STL
Colorado Avalanche
COL
The Colorado Avalanche have won their last 7 games vs. the St. Louis Blues at home off two or more days rest

NOTES: Defenseman Josh Manson scored the winner for the Avalanche 8:02 into overtime. … St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington made a career-high 51 saves (and the Blues blocked 27 shots). … Colorado is 23-8 in playoff openers at home. … The Avalanche outshoot the Blues in OT 13-0 and 54-25 for the game.


Lightning 4, Panthers 1 

Point spread: Lightning (+1.5) cover by winning outright
Moneyline: Lightning win as +125 underdogs (bet $10 to win $22.50 total); Panthers were -162 favorites (bet $10 to win $16.17 total)
Total scoring over/under: Under 7 goals scored by both teams combined (5)

FINAL
TB 4 · FLA 1
NHL
PUCK LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Tampa Bay Lightning
TB
Florida Panthers
FLA
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-3 (78.6%) vs. the Florida Panthers off two or more days rest over their last 14 games

NOTES: The power play was a deciding factor. The Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage Tuesday after going 0-for-18 on the power play in the previous series against the Capitals. Tampa Bay was 3-for-6 on the power play in Game 1. … Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves. Over his past three games, he's stopped 94 out of 99 shots, a .949 save percentage.  … After spotting Florida a 1-0 lead in the first period, two-time defending champion Tampa Bay scored four times in a span of 21:22 over the second and third periods. … Three Lightning goals came on the power play as Tampa Bay was 3-for-6 with the man advantage as the Panthers were whistled for seven penalties. … he Tampa Bay Lightning   Winning a playoff game in Sunrise, Fla., is nothing new for the Lightning, who won the first two playoff games on the Panthers' home ice last season.


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