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A Cinderella Story: Hurricanes are now Stanley Cup betting favorites

theScore logo theScore 2019-04-29 Josh Wegman
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After taking the first two games on the road to open their second-round series against the New York Islanders, the Carolina Hurricanes have been given the best odds of winning the Stanley Cup, according to Jeff Sherman of SuperBookUSA.

The three other conference semifinal series are deadlocked at one game apiece.

The Hurricanes finished the regular season as the Eastern Conference's first wild-card team before upsetting the defending champion Washington Capitals in the opening round.

Despite barely squeaking into the playoffs, the Hurricanes boasted some of the league's most favorable possession metrics throughout the course of the regular season, and that has continued into the postseason.

Carolina also opened the 2018-19 campaign as a +6000 long shot to win the Stanley Cup after missing the playoffs in nine straight seasons, according to Bovada.

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