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.

 

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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 113 82 42 23 296 236
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 112 82 41 20 270 214
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 105 82 38 26 259 239
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 105 82 37 26 277 232
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 33 29 272 250
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 98 82 31 26 251 243
7 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 97 82 31 30 242 230
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 97 82 33 29 248 244
9 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 96 82 38 30 248 246
10 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 83 82 30 35 228 256
11 New York Islanders New York Islanders 80 82 25 37 264 296
12 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 77 82 24 39 231 268
13 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 73 82 22 39 217 255
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 71 82 24 40 209 264
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 67 82 18 43 221 291
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 62 82 19 45 199 280
Regular Western Conference
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 117 82 42 18 267 211
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 114 82 43 20 277 218
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 109 82 39 24 272 228
4 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 101 82 35 25 235 216
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 100 82 38 27 253 232
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 100 82 35 27 252 229
7 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 98 82 34 29 239 203
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 95 82 35 30 257 237
9 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 94 82 33 32 226 222
10 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 92 82 33 32 235 225
11 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 84 82 28 35 218 248
12 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 78 82 24 40 234 263
13 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 82 26 39 229 256
14 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 73 82 25 40 218 264
15 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 41 208 256
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 109 82 39 24 272 228
2 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 101 82 35 25 235 216
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 100 82 35 27 252 229
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 98 82 34 29 239 203
5 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 84 82 28 35 218 248
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 78 82 24 40 234 263
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 73 82 25 40 218 264
8 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 41 208 256
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 117 82 42 18 267 211
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 114 82 43 20 277 218
3 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 100 82 38 27 253 232
4 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 95 82 35 30 257 237
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 94 82 33 32 226 222
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 92 82 33 32 235 225
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 82 26 39 229 256
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 105 82 38 26 259 239
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 33 29 272 250
3 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 98 82 31 26 251 243
4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 97 82 31 30 242 230
5 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 97 82 33 29 248 244
6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 83 82 30 35 228 256
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 80 82 25 37 264 296
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 77 82 24 39 231 268
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 113 82 42 23 296 236
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 112 82 41 20 270 214
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 105 82 37 26 277 232
4 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 96 82 38 30 248 246
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 73 82 22 39 217 255
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 71 82 24 40 209 264
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 67 82 18 43 221 291
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 62 82 19 45 199 280

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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