Stanley Cup Odds: Kings new favorites

The Los Angeles Kings entered the Stanley Cup playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference, but they’ve worked their way up to the top of the NHL futures list at the sportsbooks.

The Kings bounced the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs and had built a 3-0 lead on the St. Louis Blues in their second-round series heading into action on Sunday.

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Penguins enter playoffs atop Stanley Cup futures

The Pittsburgh Penguins are only the fourth seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they still sit atop the NHL futures at the sportsbooks to win the championship this spring.

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and company are the 7/2 favorites at Bodog on the odds to win the Stanley Cup as they get set to take on the rival Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the league’s playoffs this week.

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Penguins march to top of Stanley Cup futures

With Sidney Crosby now back in the fold the Pittsburgh Penguins have moved back to the top of the Stanley Cup futures board at the sportsbooks as the NHL winds down its regular-season schedule.

The Penguins, back at 11/1 on the Stanley Cup odds at Bodog at the end of February, are now set as the favorites at 9/2 on that list. The Vancouver Canucks, who were the 5/1 favorites last month, are now second at 6/1 to win the championship.

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Bruins lead pack on Stanley Cup futures

Having surged up the NHL standings over the past month the defending-champion Boston Bruins are now leading the way on the Stanley Cup futures list at 13/2 odds to claim the title again.

Boston, back at 11/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup a month ago, is riding a smothering defense and a healthy roster back into the elite ranks of the NHL after a sluggish start to the campaign.

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