Wings have second-worst odds to claim Cup

The Detroit News
Jimmy Howard

With the first-round NHL playoff matchups set, the Red Wings have the second-worst odds, at 40-1, to win the Stanley Cup.

Only the Flyers, at 50-1, have longer odds, according to VegasInsider.com.

The Capitals are the favorites at 7-2, followed by the Blackhawks (13-2) and Penguins (15-2).

The Wings play the Lightning (18-1) in their first-round Eastern Conference series; Game 1 is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

STANLEY CUP ODDS

Washington Capitals, 7-2

Chicago Blackhawks, 13-2

Pittsburgh Penguins, 15-2

Anaheim Ducks, 8-1

Dallas Stars, 8-1

Los Angeles Kings, 8-1

St. Louis Blues, 9-1

New York Rangers, 15-1

San Jose Sharks, 15-1

Tampa Bay Lightning, 18-1

Florida Panthers, 20-1

New York Islanders, 20-1

Nashville Predators, 25-1

Minnesota Wild, 30-1

Detroit Red Wings, 40-1

Philadelphia Flyers, 50-1

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