NHL Stanley Cup Odds – Colorado Tipped To Deny Tampa Bay 3-Peat
- Tampa Bay beat Montreal 4-1 in 2021 Stanley Cup Finals
- The Lightning have won back-to-back world titles
- Tampa +550 second favorites for 2022 behind +450 Colorado
Tampa Bay could fail in their bid for a Stanley Cup 3-peat, according to the sportsbooks.
The Lightning successfully defended their world title in 2021 by beating Montreal 4-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals.
No team has managed a 3-peat though since New York Islanders won four straight titles between 1980 and 1983, but the bookies are not writing off Tampa.
The Lightning are +550 to lift the Stanley Cup in 2022, with only one team at shorter odds at bet365.
Colorado are the outright favorites at 4-2 despite them exiting the 2021 playoffs in the second round.
Vegas, the team that beat the Avalanche before suffering a surprise loss to Montreal, are next up at +600.
The sportsbooks clearly believe this could be a three-horse race because no other team are shorter than +1100.
Montreal, who made it to the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals, are out at +2200 alongside the two New York franchises.
Latest NHL Stanley Cup Odds
* Odds correct at 05:00 ET on 07/15/21
To Win Outright
+450 Colorado Avalanche
+550 Tampa Bay Lightning
+600 Vegas Golden Knights
+1100 Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs
+1600 Boston Bruins
+2200 Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, New York Rangers
+2500 Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars
+3000 Philadelphia Flyers
+4000 Winnipeg Jets
+5000 St Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, Seattle Kraken
+6000 Los Angeles Kings
+6600 Vancouver Canucks
+7500 Ottawa Senators
+10000 New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks
+12500 Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes
+20000 Detroit Red Wings
+25000 Buffalo Sabres