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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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 04 December
FT San Jose Sharks 1 - 4 Washington Capitals -105 -116 Odds
PEN New York Islanders 5 - 4 Florida Panthers -120 +100 Odds
FT Boston Bruins 3 - 5 Nashville Predators +100 -116 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 5 - 2 Calgary Flames +131 -152 Odds
Tuesday 05 December
FT New Jersey Devils 4 - 1 Jackets +175 -213 Odds
FT New York Rangers 4 - 3 Pittsburgh Penguins +155 -175 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 4 - 3 Montreal Canadiens -111 -111 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 1 - 5 Detroit Red Wings -147 +125 Odds
FT New York Islanders 2 - 6 Tampa Bay Lightning +170 -200 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 5 - 2 Dallas Stars +150 -172 Odds
FT Buffalo Sabres 4 - 2 Colorado Avalanche +115 -135 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 0 - 3 Vancouver Canucks -125 +105 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 5 Los Angeles Kings +120 -141 Odds
Wednesday 06 December
PEN Calgary Flames 1 - 2 Toronto Maple Leafs +140 -161 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 6 Washington Capitals +115 -135 Odds
FT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 2 Edmonton Oilers +105 -125 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 3 Anaheim Ducks -120 +110 Odds
Thursday 07 December
FT Arizona Coyotes 1 - 6 Boston Bruins +190 -233 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 3 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +140 -161 Odds
AOT Calgary Flames 3 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +155 -175 Odds
FT Colorado Avalanche 2 - 5 Tampa Bay Lightning +200 -244 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 4 - 6 Florida Panthers -116 -105 Odds
FT Dallas Stars 0 - 3 St. Louis Blues +135 -152 Odds
4' Philadelphia Flyers 3 - 1 Vancouver Canucks +105 -125 Odds
240' Ottawa Senators 2 - 2 Los Angeles Kings +165 -185 Odds
5' Carolina Hurricanes 4 - 2 San Jose Sharks +110 -132 Odds
Friday 08 December
Jackets 19:00 New Jersey Devils Odds
New York Rangers 19:00 Washington Capitals Odds
Buffalo Sabres 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +165 -179 Odds
Minnesota Wild 22:00 Anaheim Ducks -112 +102 Odds
Saturday 09 December
St. Louis Blues 13:00 Detroit Red Wings
New York Islanders 19:00 Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils 19:00 New York Rangers
Colorado Avalanche 19:00 Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Jackets
Ottawa Senators 22:00 San Jose Sharks
Vancouver Canucks 22:00 Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes 22:30 Los Angeles Kings
Sunday 10 December
Edmonton Oilers 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 St. Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Minnesota Wild 21:00 San Jose Sharks

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 42 28 17 6 106 71
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 37 29 12 10 101 85
3 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 36 27 11 7 84 81
4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 35 28 10 10 80 70
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 35 28 12 9 104 96
6 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 35 29 13 11 90 86
7 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 35 30 10 11 90 98
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 32 27 11 10 91 81
9 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 30 26 12 9 75 74
10 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 30 30 10 13 83 93
11 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 27 26 8 10 72 80
12 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 27 28 9 11 79 85
13 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 27 28 9 12 79 91
14 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 26 28 9 13 85 97
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 24 26 7 11 74 89
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 18 28 6 17 60 96
Regular Western Conference
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 40 29 15 8 95 75
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 39 28 14 7 92 80
3 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 39 29 14 8 90 63
4 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 38 29 16 8 99 82
5 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 33 29 13 12 86 84
6 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 32 28 14 10 78 77
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 32 29 9 12 84 92
8 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 30 26 13 10 66 61
9 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 30 29 10 11 78 86
10 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 29 28 10 11 84 79
11 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 28 27 11 12 80 82
12 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 26 27 9 13 83 91
13 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 24 28 7 15 80 96
14 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 19 31 3 19 74 110
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 39 29 14 8 90 63
2 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 32 28 14 10 78 77
3 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 32 29 9 12 84 92
4 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 30 26 13 10 66 61
5 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 30 29 10 11 78 86
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 24 28 7 15 80 96
7 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 19 31 3 19 74 110
Regular Western Conference Central
1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 40 29 15 8 95 75
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 39 28 14 7 92 80
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 38 29 16 8 99 82
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 33 29 13 12 86 84
5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 29 28 10 11 84 79
6 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 28 27 11 12 80 82
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 26 27 9 13 83 91
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 36 27 11 7 84 81
2 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 35 28 10 10 80 70
3 New York Islanders New York Islanders 35 28 12 9 104 96
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 35 29 13 11 90 86
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 35 30 10 11 90 98
6 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 32 27 11 10 91 81
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 27 26 8 10 72 80
8 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 27 28 9 11 79 85
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 42 28 17 6 106 71
2 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 37 29 12 10 101 85
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 30 26 12 9 75 74
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 30 30 10 13 83 93
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 27 28 9 12 79 91
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 26 28 9 13 85 97
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 24 26 7 11 74 89
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 18 28 6 17 60 96

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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