How To Bet On NHL Eastern Conference

You could call the NHL’s Eastern Conference the John Wayne Conference, because when these teams hit the ice it’s all about true grit. Eastern Conference hockey tends to be hard-fought, tight-checking hockey, with plenty of physical play and self-sacrfiice in the form of shot blockers who risk injury by defying logic and throwing their body in front of the puck. That doesn’t mean you don’t see superstars who can shine at both ends of the rink. The emphasis on defensive hockey is evident in the knowledge that the majority of Vezina Trophy winners and Norris Trophy winners over the past decade have plied their trade in the Eastern Conference. [+]

But so have many of the Art Ross Trophy winners, so while stopping is their stock and trade, Eastern Conference teams suit up plenty of stars who know how to make the red light illuminate.

Best NHL Eastern Conference Game Betting Lines

Eastern Conference games tend to be close, physical battles, with goals at a premium, so the wise bettor willing to put the time in for close study of these teams will have the best chance at success. [+]

Is a team playing on the second night of back-to-back games and likely to go with their back-up goalie? Who’s injured and probably not going to play? Which teams send out potent power-play units, because when games are decided by one goal, often the team that wins the special teams battle is the team that wins the day? 

These are questions you’ll want to answer before polacing your bets. 

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Monday 29 May
Nashville Predators 20:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +220 +105 Odds
Wednesday 31 May
Nashville Predators 20:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday 03 June
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 Nashville Predators

What Are The NHL Eastern Conference Standings

These are the NHL Eastern Conference standings. With playoff positions on the line and teams fighting tooth and nail for every available point, the order of teams will change frequently. [+]

Incorporate the study of this data part into your daily regimen if you want to enjoy any sort of wagering success.

Any sort of two or three-game streak, whether it be winning or losing, can put a team into a solid position or plummet them into serious jeopardy. Watch and remember which teams are enjoying a long homestand, and which teams are about to embark upon a treacherous road journey. Know who is injured and late in the season, be wary of bottom feeders who might just be tanking games in order to get better odds of winning the entry draft lottery.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
7 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
8 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
9 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
12 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
15 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Western Conference
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
4 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
9 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
10 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
11 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
12 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
14 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 105 82 40 23 223 200
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 103 82 37 26 247 212
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 99 82 38 29 221 201
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 82 32 33 226 221
5 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 86 82 25 35 201 205
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 42 197 260
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 82 19 43 182 243
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 109 82 37 23 244 213
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 106 82 42 25 266 208
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 38 29 235 218
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 82 35 29 240 224
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 87 82 33 35 249 256
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 79 82 28 37 223 262
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 48 82 14 56 166 278
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 118 82 45 19 263 182
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 82 40 21 282 234
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 108 82 39 24 249 195
4 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 102 82 40 28 256 220
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 94 82 33 29 241 242
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 88 82 25 33 219 236
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 87 82 28 31 215 236
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 82 18 40 183 244
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 103 82 33 26 226 200
2 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 98 82 34 28 212 214
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 82 38 31 234 212
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 95 82 33 27 251 242
5 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 94 82 32 30 234 227
6 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 81 82 23 36 210 237
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 79 82 17 36 207 244
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 82 25 37 201 237

Eastern Conference Betting Tips

Containing five of the Original Six NHL franchises – the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs – there’s plenty of tradition in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. And there’s plenty of other teams that have developed their own aura since entering the league as expansion franchises, such as the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils  and New York Islanders.

You’ll see lots of different hockey styles in the NHL’s Eastern Conference – the up-tempo puck-possession game of the Red Wings and Penguins, the physically punishing game played by both the Bruins and Flyers.

Don’t discount some of the newer teams in the conference, either. The Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning are among the best franchises in the game and the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers are assembling a bevvy of young talent that should see them rise rapidly into contenders.

Eastern Conference teams recently went through a bit of a barren patch before the Penguins won the Cup in 2016. Western Conference teams had won the previous four Stanley Cup – all which were split between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. 

But the Eastern Conference have some great teams, including the Caps, who have never before won the Cup. Alexander Ovechkin needs to win soon or will miss his chance to lift Lord Stanley. And that would be a massive shame, as it’s the one thing the Russian superstar desires the most.