Best Atlantic Division Betting Sites

The Atlantic Division is one with a solid foundation in the tradition of the game. The Canadiens are the only NHL team that’s been perpetually present, keeping the same name since the NHL was founded in 1917. The Toronto Maple Leafs were also there, but they existed as the Arenas (1917-19) and St. Patricks (1919-27) before becoming the Maple Leafs in February of 1927. Likewise, there was an Ottawa Senators franchise when the NHL opened play in 1917, but that club was gone by 1934 and the current edition of the Senators wasn’t born until 1992.

While not original NHL teams, other Atlantic Division franchises brought about league firsts The Boston Bruins became the NHL’s first American-based franchise when they came aboard in 1924. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who joined with the second coming of the Senators in 1992, where the first NHL franchise based in Florida. And when the Detroit Red Wings joined the NHL as the Cougars in 1926, they brought about a curious first. With no suitable arena in the Motor City, Detroit played all its home games at Border Cities Arena in Windsor, Ont., becoming the only team in a major North American pro sports league to play an entire slate of home games in a foreign country.

Atlantic Division Betting Lines Today

Take a look at all the Atlantic Division betting lines and keep close tabs on the game schedule so you know what bets you’re going to make well in advance.  [+]

The Atlantic Division can boast of a feat that no other NHL division can lay claim to. Every member of the division has played in the Stanley Cup final, the vast majority of which having won the Stanley Cup.

The Montreal Canadiens own a record 24 Stanley Cup titles and actually won the trophy for the first time in 1915-16, two seasons prior to the birth of the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs, as the Arenas, were the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. The Boston Bruins became the first American-based NHL team to play in a Cup final series in 1926-27 and two years later, defeated the New York Rangers to capture the first all-American Stanley Cup final round.

In 1935-36 and 1936-37, the Detroit Red Wings were the first American-based NHL club to capture consecutive Stanley Cup crowns. And in 2003-04, the Tampa Bay Lightning were the first NHL team from Florida to win the Stanley Cup.

The Buffalo Sabres (1974-75, 1998-99), Florida Panthers (1995-96) and the current Ottawa Senators (2006-07) have played in a Cup final series but have yet to earn the right to lift Lord Stanley’s mug aloft.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 03 April
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 2 Buffalo Sabres -154 +150 Odds
PEN Ottawa Senators 4 - 5 Detroit Red Wings -105 -103 Odds
FT Montreal Canadiens 4 - 1 Florida Panthers -127 +125 Odds
Tuesday 04 April
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 0 - 4 Boston Bruins +152 -169 Odds
AOT Philadelphia Flyers 0 - 1 New Jersey Devils -125 +120 Odds
FT Jackets 1 - 4 Pittsburgh Penguins +140 -123 Odds
FT Washington Capitals 4 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs -137 +142 Odds
FT Detroit Red Wings 0 - 2 Ottawa Senators +165 -164 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 5 - 2 St. Louis Blues +148 -156 Odds
AOT New York Islanders 2 - 1 Nashville Predators +180 -185 Odds
FT Carolina Hurricanes 3 - 5 Minnesota Wild +165 -169 Odds
AOT Arizona Coyotes 2 - 3 Dallas Stars +193 -169 Odds
AOT Chicago Blackhawks 3 - 4 Colorado Avalanche -213 +226 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 1 - 3 Anaheim Ducks +130 -137 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 4 - 6 Los Angeles Kings +105 +105 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 1 - 3 San Jose Sharks +225 -250 Odds
Wednesday 05 April
FT Montreal Canadiens 1 - 2 Buffalo Sabres -128 +124 Odds
FT New York Rangers 0 - 2 Washington Capitals +175 -179 Odds
Thursday 06 April
PEN Ottawa Senators 2 - 1 Boston Bruins +171 -189 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 7 - 4 New Jersey Devils -161 +157 Odds
FT New York Islanders 3 - 0 Carolina Hurricanes +129 -130 Odds
FT Winnipeg Jets 5 - 4 Jackets +165 -161 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 4 - 1 Toronto Maple Leafs +130 -123 Odds
FT St. Louis Blues 6 - 3 Florida Panthers -125 +120 Odds
FT Nashville Predators 7 - 3 Dallas Stars -130 +134 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 4 - 3 Colorado Avalanche -161 +160 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 3 - 4 Arizona Coyotes -112 +107 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 0 - 4 Anaheim Ducks +120 -125 Odds
FT Calgary Flames 4 - 1 Los Angeles Kings +146 -141 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 4 - 2 San Jose Sharks +116 -125 Odds
Friday 07 April
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 4 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +120 +101 Odds
Saturday 08 April
1' New York Rangers 0 - 0 Ottawa Senators +153 -169
41' Jackets 0 - 2 Philadelphia Flyers +100 -105 Odds
Washington Capitals 15:00 Boston Bruins +109 -120 Odds
New York Islanders 18:00 New Jersey Devils -154 +140 Odds
Chicago Blackhawks 18:00 Los Angeles Kings +113 -125 Odds
Nashville Predators 19:00 Winnipeg Jets +102 -112 Odds
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs +126 -139 Odds
Montreal Canadiens 19:00 Detroit Red Wings +134 -147 Odds
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 Florida Panthers +113 -125 Odds
St. Louis Blues 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes -123 +111 Odds
Colorado Avalanche 20:00 Dallas Stars +175 -196 Odds
Minnesota Wild 21:00 Arizona Coyotes -164 +149 Odds
Edmonton Oilers 22:00 Vancouver Canucks -204 +184 Odds
Calgary Flames 22:00 San Jose Sharks +125 -137 Odds
Sunday 09 April
Ottawa Senators 17:00 New York Islanders
Buffalo Sabres 17:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils 17:00 Detroit Red Wings
Colorado Avalanche 18:00 St. Louis Blues
Jackets 18:00 Toronto Maple Leafs
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 Philadelphia Flyers
Florida Panthers 19:00 Washington Capitals
Los Angeles Kings 20:30 Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks 21:00 Edmonton Oilers

Atlantic Division Standings Right Now

The up to the minute NHL Atlantic Division standings are right here and this is a division rife with both traditional and evolving rivalries. [+]

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens are hockey’s longest and most compelling rivalry, though people on the Ontario-Michigan border will tell you that the battle between the Leafs and Detroit Red Wings is equally intense. Likewise, Habs fans are just as passionate about their distaste for the Boston Bruins and Bruins fans would tell you the feeling is mutual.

The arrival of the Buffalo Sabres in 1970 created an instant geographic rivarly with the Maple Leafs, while Ottawa’s return to the NHL fray in 1992 reignited tensions with the Leafs and Habs formed decades earlier during a bygone era.

By returning to the East, the Wings are once again brewing up a distaste for the Bruins and Habs, while playoff series in consecutive years against the Tampa Bay Lightning have also created heat between Detroit and Tampa Bay. The Lightning and Florida Panthers carry on their own rivalry within the confines of the Sunshine State.

 

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 116 80 44 18 260 179
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 80 40 19 277 226
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 106 80 38 23 244 189
4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 101 81 33 26 223 198
5 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 100 80 39 27 252 215
6 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 96 80 33 27 207 209
7 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 81 38 30 233 209
8 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 93 80 32 26 244 236
9 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 92 81 31 30 230 225
10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 90 80 31 29 233 238
11 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 85 80 24 33 212 230
12 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 84 80 28 31 207 228
13 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 80 25 35 199 230
14 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 77 80 21 36 205 237
15 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 76 80 16 36 201 240
16 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 80 18 38 180 236
Regular Western Conference
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 108 81 37 23 242 210
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 104 81 41 25 263 207
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 103 81 40 23 219 197
4 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 99 80 35 26 239 208
5 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 97 81 37 29 218 200
6 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 95 80 37 29 227 212
7 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 81 32 32 225 218
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 81 35 28 239 222
9 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 85 81 32 35 247 255
10 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 83 80 25 35 195 199
11 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 77 81 28 37 219 259
12 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 81 20 41 196 257
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 80 19 41 178 235
14 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 47 80 14 55 161 271
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 103 81 40 23 219 197
2 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 99 80 35 26 239 208
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 97 81 37 29 218 200
4 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 94 81 32 32 225 218
5 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 83 80 25 35 195 199
6 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 81 20 41 196 257
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 69 80 19 41 178 235
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 108 81 37 23 242 210
2 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 104 81 41 25 263 207
3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 95 80 37 29 227 212
4 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 94 81 35 28 239 222
5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 85 81 32 35 247 255
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 77 81 28 37 219 259
7 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 47 80 14 55 161 271
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 116 80 44 18 260 179
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 111 80 40 19 277 226
3 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 106 80 38 23 244 189
4 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 100 80 39 27 252 215
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 90 80 31 29 233 238
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 85 80 24 33 212 230
7 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 84 80 28 31 207 228
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 80 18 38 180 236
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 101 81 33 26 223 198
2 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 96 80 33 27 207 209
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 95 81 38 30 233 209
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 93 80 32 26 244 236
5 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 92 81 31 30 230 225
6 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 78 80 25 35 199 230
7 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 77 80 21 36 205 237
8 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 76 80 16 36 201 240

How To Win At Atlantic Division Betting

For years the Detroit Red Wings, who’ve made the Stanley Cup playoffs every season since 1990-91, followed a patient approach to team building. They allowed prospects to ripen on the vine, never promoting them to the NHL until they were in a sense over ready for the responsiblity that lay ahead.

When he took over as GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, longtime Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman implemented a similar formula with the Lightning and it’s allowed Tampa Bay to develop into the best team in the Atlantic Division.

Much of the nucleus of Tampa Bay’s team won an AHL Calder Cup title together while growing and maturing into a group that was ready to take the NHL by storm when they arrived en masse to the show.

The bottom of the Atlantic Division looks to be brewing up a bright future. The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t seen much is the way of positive excitement recently but both teams look to be trending upward.

The Sabres are absolutely loaded with young talent and are deep down the middle with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart slotted right behind veteran Ryan O’Reilly. It doesn’t hurt their chances that they added a Stanley Cup-winning coach in Dan Bylsma.

The Leafs also picked up a Cup-winning coach in Mike Babcock and they are steadily stockpiling young talent, with Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly in place and the likes of Mitch Marner, William Nylander and much more soon to be arriving in Toronto.

Like the Lightning, the Leafs put an ex-Red Wing in charge and team president Brendan Shanahan is adamant that Toronto will build slowly and patiently, following the Detroit model and won’t make blockbuster deals in search of a quick fix.