Thu 22/03/2012 - 13:36 EDT

NHL Playoff Standings: Races Heat Up!

NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

A month ago, the New York Rangers were on cruise control as they enjoyed a comfortable ten point lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the race for the Eastern Conference regular season title. Fast forward to today and the lead has shrunk to just three points as the the Penguins have posted a 12-1 record over the past month.

NHL puck betting fans have April 5, 2012 circle on the wagering calender as the Penguins and Rangers will battle on the second last day of the regular season in Pittsburgh – possibly to decide the top spot in the East!

NHL Western Conference Playoff Picture

Over in the West, the surprising St. Louis Blues have a five point lead of the reigning Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks. This is race is close though as the Canucks have a game in hand on the Blues. Detroit has faded from the overall race has the Red Wings have dropped six straight contests.

Perhaps the best race in the league is the chase for the seventh and eighth playoff spots. Expect that battle to go down to the wire as five teams, looking to lock down two playoff spots, are separated by just three points.

Puck betting and the fire on ice action are both heating up! Get into the game by register a personal betting account at one of the Online Sports Betting top rated and highly recommended online sportsbooks today!

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