Betting On Atlantic Division Online

Every division in the National Hockey League has heated matchups and rivalries, but possibly none like in the Atlantic Division, where there are four Original Six clubs. Eight teams make up the Atlantic Division: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres. The division has gone through several facelifts but the current roster has remained intact since 2013, when the league realigned to four conferences. [+]

The Atlantic Division has produced several Stanley Cup champions over the last decade, the last coming in 2011 when the Bruins captured the title in a best-of-seven thriller against the Vancouver Canucks.

Among the most heated rivalries within the division, the Canadiens and Maple Leafs matchup is one that’s spanned for generations. Regardless of where either team sits in the standings, usually when these two Original Six foes lock horns, it is an entertaining contest. The Leafs have a longstanding rivalry with the Ottawa Senators — also known as the Battle of Ontario. In the early-to-mid 2000s, the two Canadian sides met in the playoffs, with the Maple Leafs prevailing each time.

The Canadiens have the most Stanley Cup within the division, with 24, followed by the Maple Leafs with 13 and the Red Wings at 11.

 

What Are The Current Atlantic Division Standings

Here you will find the Atlantic Division standings and what’s wonderful about this group is the number of rivalries, both of the traditional and geographic variety. [+]

There’s no greater showdown than when the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs clash on the ice. No matter where the teams are in the standings, the games are always electric. It’s similar when the Leafs and Detroit Red Wings meet. Detroit’s proximity to the Canadian border ensures that games at Joe Louis Arena will be heavily populated with Leafs supporters. It’s the same thing when the Leafs travel to Buffalo. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which team is the home team. Montreal and the Boston Bruins have been bitter rivals since the 1920s.

The battle of Ontario between the Leafs and Ottawa Senators is always an intense one, and lately, there’s more than just geographic proximity that’s driving the passionate competition between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, two of the hottest young teams in the NHL.

NHL
NHL
# 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

Atlantic Division Online Betting Tips

Since the league’s realignment in 2013, the Atlantic Division has not had a back-to-back champion.

The Bruins won the division crown during the 2013-14 season, finishing the season with 117 points. The following year the Canadiens topped the division with 110 points and in 2016, the Florida Panthers shocked the hockey world by winning the Atlantic with 103 points.

The parity in the Atlantic Division has made it tougher for bettors to gain a grasp on which team can come on top on a yearly basis. For instance, following the Panthers’ shocking division win in 2016, the team went into somewhat of a tailspin before firing head coach Gerrard Gallant the next season. Even the Ottawa Senators, who missed the playoffs two of the last three seasons, challenged for the Atlantic Division championship in 2017.

When betting on a team in the Atlantic Division, keep track of their progress from the start of the season right to the final whistle. Whether a specific team is embarking on a tough Western road trip or is coming off three games in four nights, it’s crucial to follow a team’s schedule on a weekly basis.

Atlantic Divsion History

When you talk hockey tradition, you’re talking about the NHL’s Atlantic Division. Four of the NHL’s so-called Original Six teams reside in the Atlantic Division. The Montreal Canadiens have been around so long, they won a Stanley Cup in 1915-16, a year before the NHL was born.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, born as the Toronto Arenas, were an original NHL franchise in 1917 and won the first Stanley Cup in NHL history in 1917-18. The Boston Bruins were the NHL’s first American-based franchise in 1924, two years before the Detroit Red Wings, originally known as the Detroit Cougars, joined the league. 

The rest of the division hasn’t been around anywhere near as long, but you can’t say they don’t have impressive resumes. The Ottawa Senators were actually an NHL original in 1917, but the team left town in 1934. The second version of the Senators were born in 1992 and played in the 2006-07 Stanley Cup final.

The Buffalo Sabres came to be in 1970 and have twice played in the Stanley Cup final. The Tampa Bay Lightning arrived the same season as the second coming of the Senators and were Stanley Cup champions in 2003-04. The Florida Panthers reached the Stanley Cup final in 1995-96, their third season of existence.

Where Can I Bet On Atlantic Division Online 

Are you ready to put your money on an Atlantic Division club? Here are some of the leading online sportsbooks to select from when placing your bets.

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