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.

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.

NHL
NHL
# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 79 57 32 16 204 154
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 78 55 31 12 185 133
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 73 58 24 19 192 162
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 71 56 23 17 176 165
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 68 58 23 22 182 174
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 66 57 21 19 169 167
7 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 64 56 20 20 168 174
8 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 63 57 22 21 158 169
9 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 62 56 18 23 151 156
10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 60 58 18 25 194 214
11 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 59 57 19 25 166 175
12 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 55 55 17 23 149 166
13 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 54 53 20 23 154 172
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 51 55 17 26 144 172
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 47 55 13 27 147 194
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 44 57 14 30 137 188
Regular Western Conference
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 78 56 28 15 192 154
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 77 55 26 12 173 143
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 75 57 29 15 183 154
4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 72 59 27 21 170 151
5 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 70 57 26 20 175 151
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 68 57 23 19 166 158
7 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 67 56 25 20 168 158
8 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 66 57 20 20 161 164
9 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 65 56 22 21 162 140
10 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 65 58 22 20 161 166
11 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 64 55 24 21 174 163
12 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 56 57 19 25 160 166
13 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 50 55 16 28 157 184
14 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 50 56 19 28 147 180
15 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 40 57 7 32 137 195
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 78 56 28 15 192 154
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 68 57 23 19 166 158
3 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 66 57 20 20 161 164
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 65 56 22 21 162 140
5 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 65 58 22 20 161 166
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 50 55 16 28 157 184
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 50 56 19 28 147 180
8 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 40 57 7 32 137 195
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 77 55 26 12 173 143
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 75 57 29 15 183 154
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 72 59 27 21 170 151
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 70 57 26 20 175 151
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 67 56 25 20 168 158
6 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 64 55 24 21 174 163
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 56 57 19 25 160 166
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 71 56 23 17 176 165
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 68 58 23 22 182 174
3 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 66 57 21 19 169 167
4 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 64 56 20 20 168 174
5 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 63 57 22 21 158 169
6 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 62 56 18 23 151 156
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 60 58 18 25 194 214
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 59 57 19 25 166 175
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 79 57 32 16 204 154
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 78 55 31 12 185 133
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 73 58 24 19 192 162
4 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 55 55 17 23 149 166
5 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 54 53 20 23 154 172
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 51 55 17 26 144 172
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 47 55 13 27 147 194
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 44 57 14 30 137 188

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.