Best Metropolitan Division Betting Sites

It’s hard to argue that the Metropolitan Division isn’t 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 and Pittsburgh Penguins – earned the right to lift Lord Stanley’s mug. The Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, and New York Rangers were all vanquished finalists since 2005-06. [+]

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 04 June
FT Knights 2 - 6 Washington Capitals +112 -123
Thursday 07 June
FT Washington Capitals 4 - 3 Knights +147 -164

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 rivalry 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 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 113 82 42 23 296 236
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 112 82 41 20 270 214
3 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 105 82 38 26 259 239
4 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 105 82 37 26 277 232
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 33 29 272 250
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 98 82 31 26 251 243
7 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 97 82 31 30 242 230
8 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 97 82 33 29 248 244
9 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 96 82 38 30 248 246
10 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 83 82 30 35 228 256
11 New York Islanders New York Islanders 80 82 25 37 264 296
12 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 77 82 24 39 231 268
13 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 73 82 22 39 217 255
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 71 82 24 40 209 264
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 67 82 18 43 221 291
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 62 82 19 45 199 280
Regular Western Conference
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 117 82 42 18 267 211
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 114 82 43 20 277 218
3 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 109 82 39 24 272 228
4 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 101 82 35 25 235 216
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 100 82 38 27 253 232
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 100 82 35 27 252 229
7 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 98 82 34 29 239 203
8 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 95 82 35 30 257 237
9 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 94 82 33 32 226 222
10 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 92 82 33 32 235 225
11 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 84 82 28 35 218 248
12 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 78 82 24 40 234 263
13 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 82 26 39 229 256
14 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 73 82 25 40 218 264
15 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 41 208 256
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 109 82 39 24 272 228
2 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 101 82 35 25 235 216
3 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 100 82 35 27 252 229
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 98 82 34 29 239 203
5 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 84 82 28 35 218 248
6 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 78 82 24 40 234 263
7 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 73 82 25 40 218 264
8 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 70 82 20 41 208 256
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 117 82 42 18 267 211
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 114 82 43 20 277 218
3 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 100 82 38 27 253 232
4 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 95 82 35 30 257 237
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 94 82 33 32 226 222
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 92 82 33 32 235 225
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 76 82 26 39 229 256
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 105 82 38 26 259 239
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 33 29 272 250
3 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 98 82 31 26 251 243
4 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 97 82 31 30 242 230
5 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 97 82 33 29 248 244
6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 83 82 30 35 228 256
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 80 82 25 37 264 296
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 77 82 24 39 231 268
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 113 82 42 23 296 236
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 112 82 41 20 270 214
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 105 82 37 26 277 232
4 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 96 82 38 30 248 246
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 73 82 22 39 217 255
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 71 82 24 40 209 264
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 67 82 18 43 221 291
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 62 82 19 45 199 280

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 dominated NHL scoring titles, NHL goal-scoring crowns and 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 a star for the New York Islanders who has been a Hart Trophy finalist. 

It isn’t just Stanley Cups that the Metropolitan Division teams win. Since 2009-10 the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have captured the President’s Trophy as the NHL’s top regular-season team. The Capitals, Rangers and Pittburgh Penguins 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 Columbus Blue Jackets and 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.