Larry Ness’ 10* NHL West Conf Finals TOTAL OF THE YEAR (+$10K NHL RUN!)
My 10* Western Conference Finals TOTAL OF THE YEAR is the under Sharks/Blues (8:00 EST).
A couple of Western Conference heavy weights get ready to battle in the Conference Finals and I think we’ll see a hard-fought, but lower-scoring Game 1. Rest invariably leads to rust and while each team will have cherished the couple of days off between series, I think they’ll come out a bit flat-footed to open this game, setting the stage for a classic goaltenders battle. St. Louis turns to 31-year old Brian Elliot, while San Jose is backed by Martin Jones. Both have been superb to this point and there’s no reason not too think that they won’t both be big story lines in this series once it’s all said and done. Note that San Jose has seen the total go under the number in ten of 19 this year when playing with two days rest, while St. Louis has seen the total go under the number in five of six this season when playing with three or more days rest. Play the under.