Capitals favored by Las Vegas to win Stanley Cup
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
Pittsburgh Penguins 9/1
St. Louis Blues 10/1
New York Rangers 16/1
San Jose Sharks 16/1
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.