Stanley Cup Odds Update: The Penguins Are in the Driver's Seat

After eliminating the Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins are in a great spot as we enter the NHL's Conference Finals.

And then there were four.

The NHL Playoffs never disappoints us with drama, and that's been no different this season. We're now down to four teams, with the San Jose Sharks being the only one not ranking in the top-four in nERD, or the number of goals we'd expect a team to win by against an average squad. The Sharks currently rank sixth in nERD, behind the already-eliminated Capitals and Blackhawks.

What that means is we're in store for some great hockey. Below is a breakdown of our algorithm's current Stanley Cup champion odds, as well the team's nERD score.

The Conference Finals start tonight in Pittsburgh. Buckle up.

TeamStanley Cup OddsnERD
Pittsburgh Penguins29.99%0.54
St. Louis Blues25.93%0.41
San Jose Sharks22.08%0.37
Tampa Bay Lightning22.00%0.40