Best NHL Playoffs Betting Sites

Is there anything in sports as compelling as the chase for the Stanley Cup? It takes 16 wins to earn the right to hold Lord Stanley’s mug aloft but before that daunting journey can be accomplished, much sweat will be lost, lots of blood will be spilled, hearts will be broken and childhood dreams will come true. Every budding hockey star won the Stanley Cup countless times as a youngster on the pond, in the driveway, or on the road, always via a Game 7 overtime winner. [+]

In reality it’s only ended that way twice in the history of the Stanley Cup – Game 7 OT wins by the Detroit Red Wings in 1950 and 1954. But regardless of how the Stanley Cup is acquired, it tastes just as special, and it is always the thrill that every player dreamed it would be.

The Stanley Cup is all about rituals. Every player on the winning team gets his name inscribed on the bowl of Lord Stanley’s mug, and everyone associated with the winning side gets to spend a day with the Cup and take it wherever their heart desires. The Cup has been to hospitals to brighten the day of ailing children. It’s visited the Kremlin. It’s had oats eaten out of its bowl by a Kentucky Derby winner.

It’s found itself in strip clubs. A player on a Cup-winning team will make memories with Stanley, but there’s one thing you’ll never get a player who hasn’t the Cup to do, and that’s touch the Cup.

They won’t do it, believing that the only way you are allowed to touch the Cup is by earning the right and anyone who touches it before completing the journey will never win the Cup. Go ahead, try to get an NHL player to touch the Cup before he’s won it. You’ve got a better chance of getting him to give you the keys to his Range Rover.

NHL Playoffs Betting Lines Today

Have a look below to see the current NHL playoff betting lines. You’ll be able to form a perfectly contrived betting strategy once aware of the current game odds. 

NHL
NHL
playoff - week-2
Match day
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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 17 April
AOT Ottawa Senators 4 - 3 Boston Bruins +155 -161 Odds
FT Washington Capitals 3 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs -135 +215 Odds
AOT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 3 Nashville Predators +107 -105 Odds
AOT Anaheim Ducks 5 - 4 Calgary Flames +122 +450 Odds
Tuesday 18 April
FT Montreal Canadiens 1 - 2 New York Rangers -105 +265 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Penguins 4 - 5 Jackets +100 +1200 Odds
FT Edmonton Oilers 0 - 7 San Jose Sharks +129 +240 Odds
Wednesday 19 April
FT Washington Capitals 5 - 4 Toronto Maple Leafs -143 +145 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 1 - 0 Boston Bruins +147 +140 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 0 St. Louis Blues +600 +109 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 3 - 1 Calgary Flames +110 -110 Odds
Thursday 20 April
AOT New York Rangers 3 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +140 -149 Odds
FT Jackets 2 - 5 Pittsburgh Penguins +180 -185 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 1 - 4 Nashville Predators +120 +100 Odds
AOT San Jose Sharks 3 - 4 Edmonton Oilers +129 -135 Odds
Friday 21 April
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Washington Capitals +188 -208 Odds
Boston Bruins 19:30 Ottawa Senators -115 +105 Odds
Saturday 22 April
St. Louis Blues 15:00 Minnesota Wild +160 +325 Odds
Montreal Canadiens 20:00 New York Rangers +100 +100 Odds
Edmonton Oilers 22:30 San Jose Sharks +125 -135 Odds
Sunday 23 April
Ottawa Senators 15:00 Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals 19:00 Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Playoff Standings Right Now

You’ll find below the NHL playoff bracket. Each playoff series is an entity unto itself, filled with peaks and valleys affecting both teams involved. [+]

They say a Stanley Cup series goes to the team that is able to first impose its will on the other team and signs to look for include the first team that’s able to win a game in the other team’s building. Teams that win the special teams battle and get the superior goaltending will also win nine out of every 10 series.

NHL
NHL
# 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 NHL Playoff Betting

The NHL playoffs offer more betting options than during the regular season. You can still make the usual hockey wagers – moneyline, puckline and total – but you can also wager on which team you think will win the series, and how many games it might take them to do so. 

Prop bets are a lot of fun in the playoffs, a more playful way to wager on the NHL postseason. And you don’t have to wait until the playoffs get underway to start placing wagers. Future wagers are a great way to make the season a little bit more exciting and it’s often a chance to take a roll of the dice a play a longshot to win the Stanley Cup.

You’ll want to avoid the more successful teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks, who will always get plenty of action, as will traditionally popular teams like the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. But don’t be afraid to take a flyer because with the parity in today’s NHL, you never know what might happen. As recently as 2012, the eighth-seeded Kings barely squeaked into the playoffs, but they went all the way and won the Stanley Cup.