NHL Playoff Game Picks for Friday, May 13, 2022

  • BetOnline has point spreads, money lines and game totals for the three NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games on Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Sidney Crosby is expected to miss Game 6 of the Penguins’ first-round series with the Rangers after sustaining a suspected concussion on Wednesday
  • Florida has skated to two-straight comeback victories to put the Capitals in a 3-2 series hole

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can change in the blink of an eye. Washington and Dallas had the higher-seeded Panthers and Flames on the ropes just a few days ago, and now head home facing elimination in Game 6. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh could be without captain Sidney Crosby as they try to close out their first-round series with the Rangers.

Let’s check the odds for all of tonight’s National Hockey League postseason action. Here’s also where you can find the top betting sites for NHL hockey in 2022 and smart wagering tips in our 2022 Stanley Cup betting guide.

NHL Playoff Games- Friday, May 13

BetOnlineSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
New York Rangers-1½ (+195)-123Ov 6.5 (+107))
Pittsburgh Penguins+1½ (-225)+111Un 6.5 (-118)
Florida Panthers-1½ (+130)-180Ov 6.5 (-130)
Washington Capitals+1½ (-150)+162Un 6.5 (+118)
Calgary Flames-1½ (+165)-158Ov 5.5 (+121)
Dallas Stars+1½ (-190)+143Un 5.5 (-133)

Penguins vs Rangers

Sidney Crosby left Wednesday’s game in the second period after receiving a high hit from defenseman Jacob Trouba. New York promptly went on to score three unanswered goals in quick succession, winning the game 5-3 and prolonging the series. The Penguins captain will likely miss Game 6, considering his long concussion history. 

That would make life considerably easier for Hart Trophy candidate Igor Shesterkin, who was pulled twice in two games in Pittsburgh after allowing 10 goals on 48 shots.  While Jake Guentzel has scored in five straight games, the Pens will have trouble closing out the series without their two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

Final score prediction: Rangers 3, Penguins 2

Capitals vs Panthers

Just over two minutes away from being in a 3-1 series hole to the eighth-seeded Capitals, Florida rallied for a Game 4 win on Monday. The President Trophy winners then erased a 3-0 deficit in Game 5 thanks to Carter Verhaeghe’s five-point night. Now heading back to the nation’s capitol, the “Comeback Cats” can secure their first playoff series victory since 1996 when they went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and company have the necessary grit and postseason experience to crawl back into the series on Friday night. However, Tom Wilson’s absence looms large.

Final score prediction: Panthers 4, Capitals 3 OT

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Stars vs Flames

If you’ve been hammering the under on this series, congratulations on your newfound wealth. Following the Flames’ 3-1 home win in Game 5, only one of the games has exceeded 5.5 goals. Both Jacob Markstrom and Jake Oettinger have been outstanding and there’s no reason to think that will change in the American Airlines Center on Friday night.

Despite the tight-checking, low-scoring battle, Johnny Gaudreau has managed to maintain a point-per-game pace (1G, 4A) to this point. If the Stars can’t find a way to shut him down on home ice, their season will be over.

Final score prediction: Flames 3, Stars 1

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