Betting On NHL Eastern Conference Online

When you mention the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, two names come to mind: Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Ovechkin, captain of the Washington Capitals, have both been under the microscope since breaking into the NHL one year apart. The NHL marketed the Eastern Conference between the two players, who play in the Metropolitan Division.

Crosby has been widely regarded as one of the greatest ever to play in the NHL and his performance on the ice has proven as much. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won two Stanley Cups — in 2009 and 2016 — with Sid the Kid leading the way. While the Capitals haven’t been as fortunate, Ovechkin has still been one of the best players of this generation. The Great 8 has led the NHL in scoring and won the Rocket Richard Trophy six times during his illustrious career.

Finishing first in the Eastern Conference doesn’t necessarily mean the road to the Cup final will be a cakewalk. 

An example of this is the Washington Capitals, who have dominated the regular-season standings, yet have had trouble sealing the deal each year. Take the 2015-16 campaign for instance; the Capitals couldn’t have asked for a better season. More than 50 wins, the Caps dominated the Eastern Conference en route to winning the Presidents’ Trophy as the top team in the NHL.

That’s not to say betting on a favorite will backfire. In 2016, the Pittsburgh Penguins finished second in the Eastern Conference before rolling through the post-season and winning the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup crown.

In 2014, the New York Rangers shocked the hockey world by reaching the Stanley Cup final as the Eastern Conference’s fifth seed. 

Half of the teams in the top 10 teams in the NHL were from the Eastern Conference during the 2016-17 season That is a good way to measure how a team from the conference may perform come playoff time.

 

NHL Eastern Conference Sports Betting Odds

While the Stanley Cup champions tend to go West, the NHL’s Eastern Conference is where the individual stars illuminate and shine all over the place. [+]

The Eastern Conference has produced the last eight NHL First All-Star Team goaltenders, and in 2014-15, the entire NHL First All-Star Team was comprised of Eastern Conference performers. Likewise, the majoirty of the league’s major award winners in the past decade, whether it’s been the Norris (top defenseman), Vezina (best netminder), Art Ross (top point producer), Rocket Richard (leading goal scorer), Selke (best defensive forward) and Hart (MVP) Trophies have proven to be Eastern Conference players.

What does this all mean to you, the prospective bettor? Only that with so many sensational talents at work across the conference both scoring and preventing goals, NHL Eastern Conference games are going to be tightly contested but if you can decipher when the stars will shine, the light of successful wagering will illuminate upon you.

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Monday 08 May
FT Washington Capitals 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Penguins +105 -115 Odds
Tuesday 09 May
FT Ottawa Senators 4 - 2 New York Rangers +174 -169 Odds
Wednesday 10 May
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 0 Washington Capitals +153 -164 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 1 - 2 Anaheim Ducks Odds
Friday 12 May
AOT Nashville Predators 3 - 2 Anaheim Ducks +100 -108 Odds
Saturday 13 May
AOT Ottawa Senators 2 - 1 Pittsburgh Penguins +190 -189 Odds
Sunday 14 May
FT Nashville Predators 3 - 5 Anaheim Ducks +121 -118 Odds

What Are The Current Eastern Conference Standings

The NHL Eastern Conference standings are listed below and perusing the information contained within should be a priority of your daily regimen if wagering on NHL Eastern Conference games is something that might be of interest to you. With five of the so-called Original Six NHL teams housed within the Eastern Conference, rivalry games are frequently contested and those games are a dream for a bettor, because the historical significance of those match-ups generally lead to hotly contested games and upsets are frequent occurrences. [+]

With so many game-changing stars and show-stopping netminders at work on a nightly basis, finding solid wagering opportunities on NHL Eastern Conference games shouldn’t take much time to locate. 

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
7 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
8 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
9 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
12 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
15 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Western Conference
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
4 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
9 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
10 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
11 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
12 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
14 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
5 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
2 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
5 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237

Eastern Conference Online Betting Tips

The history present in the NHL Eastern Conference runs deep and traditional rivalries are everywhere you look. The Montreal Canadiens have been in the NHL since the day the league was born in 1917. In fact, the Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup title in 1916, one year before the NHL was formed. In 1929, the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins contested the first all-American Stanley Cup final.

The Ottawa Senators were the first NHL team to win consecutive Stanley Cups, while the Detroit Red Wings were the first team from the U.S.A. to capture back-to-back crowns.

The conference was founded in 1974 as the Prince of Wales Conference when the NHL realigned its teams into two conferences and four divisions. The Montreal Canadiens hold the record for most conference titles with a total of 25. In 1993, the names of each conference and divisions were changed to reflect their geographic locations.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were the first NHL team to win 50 Stanley Cup final games and from 1947-49, the first to earn three straight Cup titles. The Canadiens won a record five Cups from 1956-60 and from 1980-83, the New York Islanders became the first team from south of the border take four straight titles.

In fact, 15 of the 16 NHL Eastern Conference teams have played in the Stanley Cup final and all but three teams have earned the right to hoist Lord Stanley’s mug aloft.

Where Can I Bet On The NHL Eastern Conference Online 

Are you ready to put your money on an Eastern Conference team? Here are a few of the leading online sportsbooks to choose from before placing your bets.

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