How To Bet On NHL Metropolitan Division

The bulk of teams housed within the NHL’s Metropolitan Division are situated in New York or within a stone’s throw of the Big Apple, so in a sense, this is hockey’s version of making it on Broadway. Metropolitan Division match-ups are even popular in pop culture, having been featured in an epsiode of Seinfeld and built into the plot of a Liam Neeson film. Some of the game’s biggest stars play in this division and several of the league’s most bitter and long-standing rivalries exist within its confines. [+]

The Metropolitan Division offers everything that makes hockey worth watching – superstar individual talents possessing high-end skill, rugged toughness requiring players to pay for every inch of the ice and spectacular goaltending. It’s one of only two NHL divisions to produce multiple Art Ross Trophy winners and multiple Vezina Trophy winners over the past decade.

Best NHL Metropolitan Division Game Betting Lines

With so many natural rivalries, Metropolitan Division games tend to bring the passion to the ice on a nightly basis. [+]

Blowouts are few and far between in this division, so it takes an astute bettor to find the best Metropolitan Division game betting lines.

With so many natural and traditional rivalries, it’s essential to stay on top of whats’s going on with the respective teams.

You have to play close attention to injury reports and tendencies of both player and teams against certain oponents. Watch for teams that are playing the second night of back to back games, or the third game in four nights who might be tired.

Teams coming home from a long road trip, especially a Western swing can be susceptible for upset the first game back, falling into a comfort zone of being home in familiar surroundings after living out of hotels for so long.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 15 May
FT Ottawa Senators 0 - 1 Pittsburgh Penguins +180 -200 Odds
Tuesday 16 May
FT Anaheim Ducks 1 - 2 Nashville Predators +124 -137 Odds
Wednesday 17 May
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 5 Ottawa Senators -115 +104 Odds
Thursday 18 May
Anaheim Ducks 20:00 Nashville Predators +131 -145 Odds
Friday 19 May
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 Ottawa Senators Odds
Saturday 20 May
Nashville Predators 19:15 Anaheim Ducks
Sunday 21 May
Ottawa Senators 15:00 Pittsburgh Penguins

What Are The NHL Metropolitan Division Standings

Here are the Metropolitan Division standings. Much like the players, it’s good to get into a routine of studying them frequently, even making it a mandatory on a daily basis. [+]

Look for teams on streaks, both good and bad ones. Watch for games that can be traps for a hot team, and contests that might be the elixir to cure a struggling squad. Who’s strong at home? Which teams are solid on the road? Which teams score with more frequency, and which ones are frugal when it comes to surrendering tallies? All of these elements go into the equation when seeking a smart wager on any game.

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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

Metropolitan Divison Betting Tips

Some of hockey’s greatest stories have emerged from Metropolitan Division teams. There was Rangers caoch Lester Patrick donning the pads as an emergency goalie and winning a game during the 1928 Stanley Cup final.

In more recent years, the scoring exploits of Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin have astounded all in an era when goals are as hard to come by as at any time in the history of the NHL. 

Two of hockey’s most legendary dynasties were fashioned by Metropoitan Division franchises. The Broad Street Bullies of the Philadelphia Flyers ran roughshod over the NHL in the 1970s, winning back to back Stanley Cups in 1973-74 and 1974-75 and members of that team are still viewed as larger than life icons within the City of Brotherly Love.

Likewise, the New York Islanders teams that won four successive Cups from 1979-80 through 1982-83 exist as perhaps the NHL’s last true dynasty, sicne no team has managed to win more than two Cups in a row since their run.