The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second round are underway. The four series that are remaining are off to thunderous starts after the first round was also thunderous, with five of those series going to a Game 7. The second round has much more drama in store for us and it should be fascinating.
The Stanley Cup odds have been changing every single day depending on what has been going on throughout the games. What are the updated series prices for the second round of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs?
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Entering this series, the Florida Panthers were favored on the money line over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, the odds have completely changed just after one game. The Tampa Bay money line for this series is -135 and the Florida money line for this series is +115.
The Panthers money line has a ton of value now. They were also down 0-1 in the last series against the Washington Capitals and Florida has shown this postseason to be resilient and not give up.
The only thing is that the Lightning are the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions and they also don’t bend but don’t break after losses.
The Florida Panthers have yet to score a power-play goal in the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and that has to change in a hurry or they will be hitting the golf courses. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s power play has been much better than theirs.
St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
This series has the most lopsided money line price. The St. Louis Blues money line to win this series is now +550 and the Colorado Avalanche’s money line to win this series is now -750.
This means that Colorado is the heavy favorite over St. Louis. Back in Game 1, the Avalanche outplayed the Blues big time despite it being only a one-goal game and an overtime win.
Colorado has way more speed all over the ice than St. Louis does. Goaltending is not the issue here for either team. It appears as if one hockey team is just that much better than the other hockey team and there is no shame in that at all.
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes
The series price was very close before Game 1 and after a Game 1 overtime win by the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1, the series price has expanded even further on both ends. The New York Rangers money line series price is now +310 and the Carolina Hurricanes money line series price is now -370.
Vegas is telling you that despite New York playing their best game and Carolina looking average and still winning the game, it tells you that the Hurricanes are potentially a lot better than the Rangers are. Carolina did defeat them 3-1 during the regular season and maybe New York has no answers.
The goaltending matchup between Igor Shesterkin for the New York Rangers and Antti Raanta for the Carolina Hurricanes might be the battle in this series though in deciding what happens.
Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
There was no love lost in the Battle of Alberta after a Game 1, 9-6 win by the Calgary Flames over the Edmonton Oilers. The series money line for the Edmonton Oilers is +300 and the money line for the Calgary Flames is -360.
The only reason why it is that far apart for both of these hockey teams is because Edmonton has no idea what to do for goalie between Mike Smith and Mikko Koisken. At least Calgary has Jacob Markstrom in net and he can bounce back for them.
There is so much offensive talent between Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Evander Kane, and Zach Hyman for Edmonton. Calgary has Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, and Blake Coleman. Expect more drama and fireworks in this series and this series needs to go all seven games to live up to the hype.