Best Eastern Conference Betting Sites

The dry spell is over for the NHL’s Eastern Conference when it comes to championships. Stanley, you used to presume, was going west most springs. With Western Conference powerhouses like the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings dominating postseason play in recent years, the East has been least when it comes to Stanley Cup titles. That is until the Pens dominated the 2015-16 playoffs and triumphed over the Sharks in six games. The East hasn’t won successive Stanley Cups in a while. Could this be the year the streak is snapped? [+]

The New Jersey Devils (2002-03), Tampa Bay Lightning (2003-04) and Carolina Hurricanes (2005-06) were part of the last Eastern Conference Cup parade. The missing 2004-05 season was wiped out by the lockout.

The last Eastern Conference team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups was the Penguins in 1990-91 and 1991-92. Yes, the Detroit Red Wings did win consecutive titles in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and four Cups in total between 1997-2008, but all of those were earned while the Wings were still a Western Conference club.

Eastern Conference Betting Lines Today

There’s always been this theory held in some hockey circles that in the NHL, the Western Conference is where the high-end skill resides and the Eastern Conference is all about down and dirty, gritty grind it out hockey. [+]

Reality doesn’t bear out this hypothesis. The last 10 Vezina Trophies for the NHL’s top goalie have all gone to Eastern Conference netminders, as have the last five and 10 of the last 11 Maurice (Rocket) Richard Trophies to the league’s leading goal scorer. 

The Eastern Conference has supplied seven Hart Trophy MVP winners since 2007 and six Norris Trophy winners as the top defenseman since 2009. The At Ross Trophy, which goes to the NHL scoring champion, has been won in three of the last five seasons and six of the past 10 campaigns by an Eastern Conference player.

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Monday 05 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 Nashville Predators -137 Odds
Thursday 08 June
FT Nashville Predators 0 - 6 Pittsburgh Penguins +215 +115 Odds
Sunday 11 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - 0 Nashville Predators +170 +140 Odds

Eastern Conference Standings Right Now

Here is where you will find located the NHL Eastern Conference standings. Study them frequently so you can make wise betting decisions down the line. 

 

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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

How To Win At Eastern Conference Betting

The Eastern Conference may not win the majority of the Stanley Cups, but they house within the ranks the most compelling, most talked-about rivalry in the National Hockey League today – Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. And if you’re betting on this showdown, always play Sid The Kid’s side.

The individual recognition each has received over the course of their hockey careers is remarkable and remarkably similar Ovechkin was the top player chosen in the 2004 NHL entry draft. He’s won three Hart Trophies, three Ted Lindsay Awards and six Rocket Richard Trophies. The first player chosen in the 2005 entry draft, Crosby owns two Harts, three Lindsays and a pair of Art Ross Trophies.

In head-to-head competition, it’s been all Crosby. His Penguins have won both Stanley Cup series from Ovechkin’s Capitals, but Sid’s success over Ovi stems beyond the NHL. Crosby and Canada have toppled Ovechkin and Russia in head-to-head meetings at the 2005 world juniors, 2010 Winter Olympics and 2015 worlds. So if it ends up that Canada plays Russia in this fall’s World Cup of Hockey, the smart money will be on the Canadians.

One area where the Eastern Conference seems to be deep in talent is between the posts, perhaps the most important position on the ice. Henrik Lundqvist has long been considered an elite NHL netminder, winning the Vezina Trophy in 2011-12. Lundqvist owns an Olympic gold medal and so does Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, winner of the Hart and Vezina Trophies in 2014-15.

Sergei Bobrovsky (2012-13) of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tuukka Rask (2013-14) of the Boston Bruins also are Vezina winners. Rask owns a Stanley Cup title and so does Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins.