Monday April 11th, 2016

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Despite a sluggish finish to the regular season that saw them win just four of their final 10 games, the Washington Capitals remain the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

Bovada.lv lists the Presidents' Trophy winners at 4/1 to capture their first-ever championship. The Los Angeles Kings are second at 7/1, followed by the defending champion Blackhawks at 15/2.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings, the last two teams to earn a ticket to the dance, are seen as the longest shots at 33/1.

Here's at look at the complete board:

Washington Capitals                  4/1
Los Angeles Kings                    7/1
Chicago Blackhawks                 15/2
Anaheim Ducks                         8/1
Dallas Stars                              8/1
Pittsburgh Penguins                  9/1
St. Louis Blues                          10/1
New York Rangers                     16/1
San Jose Sharks                       16/1
Florida Panthers                        20/1
Tampa Bay Lightning                 20/1
Nashville Predators                   25/1
New York Islanders                    25/1
Minnesota Wild                         28/1
Detroit Red Wings                     33/1
Philadelphia Flyers                    33/1

Bovada lists the Caps as 3/2 favorites to win the Eastern Conference, followed by the Penguins at 9/2 and the Rangers at 7/1. The Kings are the favorites to come out of the West at 4/1, with the Ducks, Blackhawks and Stars all at 9/2.

Capitals vs. Kings is listed as the most likely Cup final matchup at 10/1, followed by Caps vs. Hawks, Caps vs. Ducks and Caps vs. Stars, all at 12/1.

 

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