Happy Hockey Holidays!

The NHL Playoffs are here and for the next two months our nights are all about triple-overtime thrillers, goalies standing on their heads and, of course, the beards.

Round 1 kicks off on Wednesday, April 11 and we’re going deep with a preview for each series with up-to-date betting market information, advanced stats and analysis, plus trends to know.


No. 1 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 4 New Jersey Devils

Series odds (via 5Dimes): Lightning (-800), Devils (+550)

Series preview (Pro)

No 2. Boston Bruins vs. No. 3 Toronto Maple Leafs

Series odds: Bruins (-300), Maple Leafs (+250)

Series preview (Free)


No. 1 Washington Capitals vs. No. 4 Columbus Blue Jackets

Series odds: Capitals (+158), Blue Jackets (-180)

Series preview (Free)

No. 2 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers

Series odds: Penguins (-490), Flyers (+390)

Series preview (Pro)


No. 1 Nashville Predators vs. No. 4 Colorado Avalanche 

Series odds: Predators (-1300), Avalanche (+850)

Series preview (Free)

No. 2 Winnipeg Jets vs. No. 3 Minnesota Wild

Series odds: Jets (-425), Wild (+340)

Series preview (Pro)


No. 1 Vegas Golden Knights vs. No. 4 Los Angeles Kings

Series odds: Golden Knights (-265), Kings (+225)

Series preview (Free)

No. 2 Anaheim Ducks vs. No. 3 San Jose Sharks

Series odds: Ducks (+160), Sharks (-185)

Series preview (Pro)


Top Photo: Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports