Best Metropolitan Division Betting Sites

While the teams that comprise the NHL’s Metropolitan Division haven’t won a Stanley Cup since the new division was christened in 2013, it’s hard to argue that this is the NHL’s most successful division from top to bottom since the NHL returned to action following the lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 season. Since the 2005-06 season, five of the eight teams in the division have played in the Stanley Cup final and two of them – the Carolina Hurricanes (2005-06) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2008-09) – earned the right to lift Lord Stanley’s mug. [+]

The Philadelphia Flyers (2009-10), New Jersey Devils (2011-12) and New York Rangers (2013-14) were all vanquished finalists. Only the New York Islanders, Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets haven’t been part of this party, though the Capitals did play in the 1997-98 Stanley Cup final and the Islanders won four Stanley Cups between 1980-83, the NHL record for an American-based franchise.

 

Metropolitan Division Betting Lines Today

Have a look at all the upcoming betting lines for the Metropolitan Division. It’s a good place to start thinking about your future bets and where the best returns lie.

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Monday 05 June
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 1 - 4 Nashville Predators -137 Odds
Thursday 08 June
Nashville Predators 20:00 Pittsburgh Penguins +127 -141 Odds
Sunday 11 June
Pittsburgh Penguins 20:00 Nashville Predators Odds

Metropolitan Division Standings Right Now

Here you will find the up to date Metropolitan Division standings and when it comes to rivalries, this division is loaded with them. [+]

There’s the New York battle between the Islanders and Rangers, ramped up another notch since the Isles relocated from Long Island to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. 

The New Jersey Devils also hold healthy rivalries with both New York teams as well as the nearby Philadelphia Flyers. And there may be no better rivlary in hockey than the Pennsylvania showdown between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Recent playoff series battles have amped up the distaste between the Washington Capitals and the Penguins, Flyers and Rangers. 

The teams on the outside looking in when it comes to rivalries are the Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets. There’s no real natural rival for them in the division and since neither has enjoyed much success in the playoffs recently, building a rivalry via that avenue has also proven somewhat fruitless.

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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 Metropolitan Division Betting

Betting on the NHL’s Metropolitan Division is never a bad idea because so many teams in this group are driven by star power. The Pittsburgh Penguins are led by the 1-2 dynamite punch of Sidney Crosby and Egveni Malkin, while the Washington Capitals are powered by Alex Ovechkin. Between them that trio has won five NHL scoring titles, seven NHL goal-scoring crowns and have split a half dozen Hart Trophies as league MVP.

Playing on Broadway, the New York Rangers are always willing to do whatever it takes to upgrade their roster and in Henrik Lundqvist have a Vezina Trophy-winning goalie to back them up. John Tavares is an up-and-coming star for the New York Islanders who has twice been a Hart Trophy finalist. 

It isn’t just Stanley Cups that the Metropolitan Division teams win. Since 2009-10 the Washington Capitals (2009-10, 2015-16) and New York Rangers (2014-15) have captured the President’s Trophy as the NHL’s top regular-season team. The Capitals (2010-11), Rangers (2011-12) and Pittburgh Penguins (2012-13) all finished up as runners-up for the award during that span as well.

Individual awards also seem to frequently fall to Metropolitan Division players. Since 2005-06, the Metropolitan Division has produced multiple winners of the Vezina, Hart, Ted Lindsay, Art Ross and Rocket Richard Trophies.

The Metropolitan Division features teams that are on the rise like the Philadelphia Flyers, who have struggled in recent years while steadily upgrading their talent pool.

The same holds true for the Carolina Hurricanes, who may soon find themselves back among the division contenders. At the other end of the spectrum, the New Jersey Devils look to be uncertain as to what their future direction is at the moment, while the Columbus Blue Jackets just seem to be treading water, missing the playoffs, getting high draft choices, but never really getting better.