Stanley Cup Finals 2019: The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues will play at least 60 minutes Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, but recent history shows the team that scores first is going to win. The Bruins can clinch their seventh Cup with a victory.
Stanley Cup Finals 2019: With the series all tied at 3-3, the Blues and Bruins will battle it out in Game 7 at TD Garden for the right to hoist Lord Stanley. Wednesday night marks the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final history, while the home team is 12-4 in such situations. The schedule for Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final on NBC.
This model, which simulates every NHL game 10,000 times, enters Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals 2019 on a sizzling 22-10 run on its top-rated money line picks, returning more than $1,300 to $100 players. Anybody who has been following its NHL picks during this run is way up.
Now, the model has dialed in on Game 7 of Bruins vs. Blues. We can tell you it is over, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. That pick is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows the momentum is back with the Bruins, and now they’re at home where they have the second-best mark (29-9-3) in the NHL behind the Lightning. And on paper, Boston is the favorite for a reason. A big reason is the top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, who have accounted for just one goal through six Stanley Cup Finals 2019 games, but had 22 through 17 playoff games prior and could be poised to erupt at home in Game 7.
And they have the best goaltender in these NHL Playoffs 2019, Tuukka Rask. His save percentage in the finals is 92 percent, and he posted a mark of 95.6 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Only six times in 23 playoff games have opponents scored three or more goals, and never more than four.
Just because Boston is back home for the deciding Game 7 doesn’t mean it offers the best value on the Bruins vs. Blues money line on Wednesday against a St. Louis club on the verge of earning its first-ever title in the NHL Playoffs 2019.
The Blues were outplayed in Game 6, but they haven’t lost two in a row since the first week of May. And they still have Ryan O’Reilly, who tallied St. Louis’ lone goal on Sunday and has seven points overall on the second line. He’s been the best skater on the ice this series for either team.
O’Reilly has 21 points, while Jaden Schwarz has 12 goals and a plus/minus of 7, best on the team this postseason. The Blues get Ivan Barbashev (three goals in five finals games) back after serving a one-game suspension for a high hit. And they have rookie goalie phenom Jordan Binnington, who stopped nearly 93 percent of shots faced this year and looks to become the sixth rookie goalie to win a Stanley Cup.