Caps now the betting favorite to repeat as Stanley Cup champs

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By 106.7 The Fan
Since the Capitals won the franchise's first Stanley Cup last summer, fans have been chanting for Washington to go "back to back" in 2019.
And according to the latest odds, there's a good chance it becomes a reality.

NHL Stanley Cup winner updatedCapitals 5/1@GoldenKnights 6/1Bruins 7/1Flames 10/1Blue Jackets 10/1Blues 10/1Islanders 10/1Maple Leafs 12/1Predators 12/1Lightning 14/1Sharks 20/1Jets 20/1Stars 30/1Avalanche 30/1Penguins 50/1Hurricanes 60/1

— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) April 15, 2019

Per Jeff Sherman, the Caps are now 5/1 favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup again, the Golden Knights second at 6/1, the Bruins third at 7/1 with four other teams — Flames, Blue Jackets, Blues and Barry Trotz's Islanders — sitting not far behind at 10/1 odds. 

With the Presidents' Trophy winners Tampa Bay Lightning (14/1) now in a 3-0 hole against Columbus, the reigning champs have risen to the top of the pack. 

There's still plenty of work to do before they hoist the trophy again, but with a 2-0 series lead over the Carolina Hurricanes (60/1), the Caps are in great position to advance to the second round and possibly beyond. 

Will you be putting your money where your mouth is, Caps fans?

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