Stanley Cup Free Pick : Lightning @ Pittsburgh Game Two 5/16

Massive line movement has been seen concerning the Stanley Cup Free Pick we have for Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final.  Tampa Bay played well to steal Game One but the linesmakers are of the opinion that they can not make it two in a row.  The flow of money into tonight’s game seems to confirm that stance as the initial ML of -176 has ballooned to over -200 on the home team.  Why in most people’s minds are the Penguins the play of the night for sports investors?

Stanley Cup Free Pick : Bishop’s Status

Instead of massive trauma, there is soft tissue damage to be dealt with.  Watch what happened with special thanks to Hockey Highlights for posting this on Youtube.

A nasty injury by Bishop’s obvious pain.  That he is even to be considered as possibly starting by sites that track the goalies is a testament to Ben’s willpower.  He has gone through injury woes in the playoffs and knows what it takes to overcome them.  Even if he can not go, the Lightning are not that bad off Andrei Vasilevskiy coming in to replace him.  He was the first goalie in over 80 years to get a win in relief during a Stanley Cup Final game.  So why all the panic if he has experience stemming the tide?

35 Ugly Shots

Fans complain when their team waits for the perfect pass to score.  Well, they got their wishes as the Pens chucked any old shot at Tampa in the Game One loss.  Unfortunately, most were well outside the crease which caused little concern no matter who the Lightning goalie was.  Now we get to see how the Penguins respond with their batteries charged.  Many attributed the Game One loss to a hangover from the Capitol series but it is not as simple as that.  The chemistry they have is off as many want their normal starter back in goal.  Alas rookie Matt Murray gets another chance after giving up three goals on twenty shots.  This is a formula for another upset to happen.

If willpower was the end all then most playoffs would go to Game Seven.  These teams are not that different in ability to warrant an over -200 ML on one of them in the playoffs.  Vasilevsiy is good enough for the task to keep Tampa in this.  Two lines to wager tonight.  The under 5 at +125 is the place to start.  Snug play by both teams will dominate the first period.  This prompts the under to be our first free pick.  For those that really want to swing for the fences, the Tampa Bay Money line near +190 begs to be bet.  Wager on this one for those that have secure bankrolls.  Good fortune and we will see you later today here at HRWager.


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