According to the top sportsbooks in the United States, the Colorado Avalanche are the favorites to win the NHL Stanley Cup as it is about to come down to the last four teams.
Colorado Avalanche +130
The Avalanche have been dominant all year. They now have a commanding 3-1 lead over the St. Louis Blues after dominating Nashville in a first-round sweep. The team with the best regular season record is expected to close out the series and then go on to win the conference finals on their way to the Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay Lightning +250
The Lightning are looking for their third straight Stanley Cup victory. This team hasn’t been as dominant this year as in the seasons past, but they now find themselves coming into their own again in these playoffs. After a game-seven win in the first round to advance to the second round, they swept the No. 1 Florida Panthers.
Carolina Hurricanes +600
Carolina now finds themselves at just +600 after the Rangers were able to tie the series 2-2. This team should be able to advance, but they would have to face the red-hot Lightning in round two.
Edmonton Oilers +750
No love from the sportsbooks for the Oilers. They are up 3-1 in their current series and have looked dominant. Apparently the Avalanche would be big favorites over them if they are to advance.
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