Friday NHL: Thiessen picks Capitals vs Bruins, Hurricanes vs Predators, Jets vs Oilers, Avalanche vs Blues
Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins, 6:30 p.m. EDT; Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators, 7 pm; Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers, 9 pm; Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues, 9:30 pm.
Mother Nature runs rampant, as Hurricanes, Avalanche try to open up commanding 3-0 leads.
They always say a series does not begin until the home team loses a game.
For the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues, they are hoping that is the case.
Both teams head home for a Game 3 Friday night down 2-0 in a series, in desperate need of a victory. But the Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche want to keep both teams down, and go up 3-0 in the best of seven series.
I see one of the home teams pulling out a close win (Nashville), with the other falling to what might be the best team in the NHL (Colorado).
In the other two games, I think Boston goes up 3-1 over Washington, and Edmonton evens up its series with Winnipeg.
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NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Washington Capitals (+135) at Boston Bruins (-167), 6:30 p.m. EDT (NBCSN and ), Bruins lead 2-1
Carolina Hurricanes (-143) vs. Nashville Predators (+120), 7 p.m. EDT (USA and ), Hurricanes lead 2-0
Winnipeg Jets (+135) at Edmonton Oilers, 9 p.m. EDT (NBCSN and ), Jets lead 1-0
Colorado Avalanche (-225) at St. Louis Blues (+180), 9:30 p.m. EDT (USA and ), Colorado leads 2-0
Boston three-way line (+104), Boston 3-2 (+2000)
Nashville ML (+120), Nashville 4-3 (+4500)
Edmonton -1 (+135), Edmonton 4-1 (+1700)
Edmonton over 3 goals (+105)
Colorado 3-way line (-125), Colorado 5-3 (+3000)
Colorado over 3.5 goals (+120)