The Washington Capitals got a bit of a scare in the first round, but they’ll go into the second round as the Stanley Cup favorites.
Per online bookmaker Bovada, here is the full list of Stanley Cup odds for the eight remaining teams:
Washington Capitals 7/2
Pittsburgh Penguins 17/4
Anaheim Ducks 11/2
Edmonton Oilers 11/2
St. Louis Blues 13/2
Nashville Predators 7/1
New York Rangers 8/1
Ottawa Senators 10/1
The Chicago Blackhawks entered the postseason as 4/1 Cup favorites at Bovada. Of course, the ‘Hawks were then swept by the Preds, who’ve gone from 25/1 long shots to 7/1 heading into their series with the Blues.
The Caps’ odds actually dropped to 13/2 after they fell behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1. But three straight wins, two in overtime, clinched them a spot against the Penguins in the second round.
The Ottawa Senators are the long shots of the bunch now, despite having home-ice advantage over the Rangers in the second round.