NHL Odds: Lightning Host Caps for Eastern Supremacy. Who will face the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup? We’ll find out when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Washington Capitals this Wednesday in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final. NBCSN has the coverage from Amalie Arena beginning at 8 PM ET; Tampa Bay is —1.5 on the spread at Bovada Sportsbook.
Washington forced Game 7 by beating the Bolts 3-0 Monday night as –140 favorites on the Stanley Cup odds board, thanks to a power-play and an empty-net goal from TJ Oshie. It’s the first home win of the series for the Caps; on the puck line, they’re 7.69 units in the black during these playoffs in road games, winning seven of nine straight-up. The Lightning are plus-0.65 units with a 6-3 SU record at home.
Andrei Vasilevskiy was strong for Tampa Bay Monday night, making 31 saves, but the Capitals dominated Game 6 at both ends of the ice. Braden Holtby earned his first shutout of these playoffs with 24 saves, bouncing back from poor performances in three straight defeats for Washington. Both goalies are expected to get the nod for Game 7. Both teams are also relatively healthy despite a very physical Game 6.