The Stanley Cup Finals might be set on Friday night if the New Jersey Devils can beat the NHL odds against the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Check out our NHL playoff picks to see whether this series is going to go back to the Big Apple or wrap up right here in the Garden State.
NHL Playoffs Matchup: #1 New York Rangers @ #6 New Jersey Devils Game 6
Date: Friday, May 25th, 8:00 ET
NHL Playoffs Lines: New Jersey -120
This has definitely been a frustrating series to try to handicap, knowing that these two teams are just so evenly matched. The Rangers look like they are on their heels at the moment, having allowed nine goals in the last two games after allowing just three goals in the first three. We just wonder whether luck has run out for this team. New York has survived its first three elimination games in the postseason, but we just don’t know if this is going to be a game in which the team gets the job done. The Devils are playing too well offensively, and it seems appropriate that the 40-year old Martin Brodeur will beat the Rangers in what might amount to be one of his last home games in his career to take the only club that he has ever known to the Stanley Cup Finals. Home ice advantage hasn’t meant much in this series, but we do think that it is going to make the difference on Friday night in what should be the closeout game.
NHL Playoffs Free Pick: New Jersey Devils -120