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 122 77 46 14 306 206
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 101 76 35 21 237 194
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 98 77 36 24 264 235
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 96 76 39 25 271 228
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 95 77 35 24 261 228
6 New York Islanders New York Islanders 95 77 34 26 212 188
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 91 76 35 27 226 210
8 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 90 77 35 28 233 220
9 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 88 76 33 30 232 218
10 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 80 76 28 32 229 252
11 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 78 77 23 32 249 268
12 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 71 75 21 33 208 250
13 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 71 76 19 36 207 251
14 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 67 77 23 39 211 260
15 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 66 76 17 38 206 258
16 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 60 76 21 43 226 278
Regular Western Conference
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 101 76 42 22 268 213
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 95 76 36 24 268 240
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 94 76 37 27 256 223
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 92 77 34 28 224 202
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 90 76 35 27 226 206
6 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 90 76 35 28 235 209
7 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 84 76 33 31 193 188
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 81 76 31 29 240 229
9 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 81 77 28 33 200 212
10 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 79 77 31 33 203 224
11 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 76 76 23 34 221 253
12 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 76 22 33 248 272
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 74 77 21 35 211 242
14 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 74 78 24 36 185 241
15 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 64 76 20 40 185 243
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 101 76 42 22 268 213
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 95 76 36 24 268 240
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 90 76 35 28 235 209
4 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 81 77 28 33 200 212
5 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 76 76 23 34 221 253
6 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 74 77 21 35 211 242
7 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 74 78 24 36 185 241
8 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 64 76 20 40 185 243
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 94 76 37 27 256 223
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 92 77 34 28 224 202
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 90 76 35 27 226 206
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 84 76 33 31 193 188
5 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 81 76 31 29 240 229
6 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 79 77 31 33 203 224
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 76 22 33 248 272
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 98 77 36 24 264 235
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 95 77 35 24 261 228
3 New York Islanders New York Islanders 95 77 34 26 212 188
4 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 91 76 35 27 226 210
5 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 88 76 33 30 232 218
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 80 76 28 32 229 252
7 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 71 75 21 33 208 250
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 67 77 23 39 211 260
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 122 77 46 14 306 206
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 101 76 35 21 237 194
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 96 76 39 25 271 228
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 90 77 35 28 233 220
5 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 78 77 23 32 249 268
6 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 71 76 19 36 207 251
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 66 76 17 38 206 258
8 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 60 76 21 43 226 278

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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