Online NHL Eastern Betting

Wagering at online sportsbooks really took off in the early 2000′s and its growth is something that never seems to stop. Fans of all leagues love to get in on the action for their favourite team’s next contest and that’s very evident in the Eastern US with a renewed interest in NHL hockey there. Online NHL Eastern Betting encapsulates some of the more popular US-based teams in the NHL, as well as some of the stalwarts in Canada. These teams include the likes of Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa north of the border, while interest in the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, and relative newcomers like Florida and Tampa continues to grow.

NHL Eastern Betting Lines

With so many popular NHL teams residing in the Eastern Conference, finding NHL East betting lines isn’t hard at all. You can find the moneyline prices for upcoming games involving these teams.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 06 May
FT Boston Bruins 3 - 0 Jackets +115 -127
AOT San Jose Sharks 3 - 4 Colorado Avalanche +119 -130
Tuesday 07 May
Dallas Stars 20:00 St. Louis Blues +119 -130
Wednesday 08 May
Colorado Avalanche 21:00 San Jose Sharks

NHL Eastern Standings

Since the late 2000′s the Eastern Conference has been dominated in the standings by the likes of the Pittsburgh’s and Washington’s of the league. To find out if that is the case this year, take a peek at the list below.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 128 82 49 16 325 222
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 107 82 38 24 259 215
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 104 82 39 26 278 249
4 New York Islanders New York Islanders 103 82 37 27 228 196
5 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 100 82 40 28 286 251
6 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 37 26 273 241
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 99 82 39 29 245 223
8 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 98 82 37 31 258 232
9 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 96 82 37 30 249 236
10 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 86 82 26 32 267 280
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 82 82 28 37 244 281
12 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 78 82 23 36 227 272
13 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 76 82 21 39 226 271
14 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 74 82 20 40 227 277
15 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 72 82 24 41 222 275
16 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 64 82 23 47 242 302
Regular Western Conference
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 107 82 45 25 289 227
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 101 82 38 27 289 261
3 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 100 82 38 29 240 214
4 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 99 82 38 30 272 244
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 36 28 247 223
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 93 82 36 32 210 202
7 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 93 82 36 32 249 230
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 90 82 33 30 260 246
9 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 86 82 30 35 213 223
10 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 84 82 24 34 270 292
11 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 83 82 33 36 211 237
12 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 81 82 22 36 225 254
13 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 78 81 26 37 194 249
14 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 79 82 24 38 232 274
15 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 82 22 41 202 263
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 107 82 45 25 289 227
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 101 82 38 27 289 261
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 93 82 36 32 249 230
4 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 86 82 30 35 213 223
5 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 81 82 22 36 225 254
6 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 78 81 26 37 194 249
7 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 79 82 24 38 232 274
8 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 82 22 41 202 263
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 100 82 38 29 240 214
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 99 82 38 30 272 244
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 36 28 247 223
4 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 93 82 36 32 210 202
5 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 90 82 33 30 260 246
6 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 84 82 24 34 270 292
7 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 83 82 33 36 211 237
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 104 82 39 26 278 249
2 New York Islanders New York Islanders 103 82 37 27 228 196
3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 37 26 273 241
4 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 99 82 39 29 245 223
5 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 98 82 37 31 258 232
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 82 82 28 37 244 281
7 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 78 82 23 36 227 272
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 72 82 24 41 222 275
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 128 82 49 16 325 222
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 107 82 38 24 259 215
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 100 82 40 28 286 251
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 96 82 37 30 249 236
5 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 86 82 26 32 267 280
6 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 76 82 21 39 226 271
7 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 74 82 20 40 227 277
8 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 64 82 23 47 242 302

How To bet On NHL Eastern Conference

As the two biggest names recognized globally playing in the Eastern Conference – Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin – this conference gets plenty of attention and interest from bettors everywhere. The national media attention from both the US and Canada also employs a typical “East Coast bias” when reporting on the NHL, so it’s tough to read any NHL news without hearing about something involving an Eastern Conference team.

Since that is the case, it’s very important as an NHL bettor to wade through news reports and stories on these teams and determine what, if any, of that information you read/hear about can help in your handicapping. Obviously injury reports are a big thing to be constantly aware of, especially if a big star like Crosby is lost to Pittsburgh for significant time. Sportsbooks will incorporate similar thinking when putting out a line on the next Penguins game in that example, but understanding if the Pens are undervalued at that new number or possibly in a deflated mood because of the news, are things that will help you betting account’s bottom line.

Finally, although there have been some very good Eastern Conference teams lately – since the 2009-10 season, four of the seven President’s Trophy winners (most points in the regular season) have come from the Eastern Conference, the Conference as a whole has been overmatched against the Western representative in the Stanley Cup Final. Only once in that span has an Eastern Conference team hoisted the Stanley Cup (Boston in 2011) and it’s a general notion that the East is the conference that has played second fiddle in the league for the better part of the past decade. Keep that notion in mind throughout the season when you are betting games between Eastern and Western teams.