Blackhawks vs Lightning Stanley Cup Final Prediction

Sports bettors can read our prediction for the Stanley Cup final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Also, find out the best site for Canadians to bet the Stanley Cup finals online.

The Stanley Cup finals are nothing new for this Chicago Blackhawks team. When they won they upset the Anaheim Ducks to win the Western Conference final it seemed like business as usual for a team that has reached the finals 3 times in the last six seasons.

This is why most pundits seem to be predicting that the Blackhawks will hoist the Cup, but oddsmakers are not as convinced, with Tampa Bay only slight underdogs against the Western Conference powerhouse.

The Lightning are fresh off ousting the toughest goalie in the playoffs in Henrik Lundqvist, and made him look ordinary at times. The offensive charge has been led by Steve Stamkos, who overcame a slow start to these playoffs with 7 goals and 7 assists over the last 12 games. Oddsmakers have Stamkos at 8-to-1 odds of winning the Conn Symthe trophy.

Steve Stamkos will be looking for his first Stanley Cup win, while his counterpart Jonathan Toews, who is seeking his third Stanley Cup. Toews played a large role in the series win over Anaheim, and oddsmakers have him as the overall favourite to win the Conn Smythe at roughly 2-to-1 odds.

Neither of these goalies are world beaters, but the edge would have to go to Ben Bishop, who just out-dueled Lundqvist in a game 7 shutout win. While, on the other hand, Corey Crawford has looked very shaky and has given up some soft goals, such as these two goals within the span of 30 seconds, and the bad angle goal to Ryan Kesler.

Prediction: Although Chicago should win, the Lightning will give them problems and we are betting this series go OVER 5.5 games at (-200) odds.

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