Chicago continues to be a very good team for those involved in hockey betting as the Blackhawks have the best record in the league.
NHL betting has also been successful on the San Jose Sharks as they are right with Chicago for the best record in the league. The Blackhawks will be tested this week as they have road games in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. The Sharks might have an even tougher time in NHL betting this week as they play four tough games in six days against Calgary, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Buffalo.
The Western Conference has the two top teams in NHL betting but the Eastern Conference is the defending Stanley Cup champs and they have some talented teams as well. New Jersey was looking good in NHL betting until losses in Phoenix and Colorado last week and an injury to Patrik Elias. The Devils could be in a bit of trouble if Elias misses time. Washington is right with New Jersey and it is a great week of hockey betting action if you are following the Capitals. They face Detroit on Tuesday and Pittsburgh on Thursday.
After the top four it is pretty competitive with teams like Nashville, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and even Phoenix in the mix. The Predators continue to be a huge NHL betting surprise this season. Buffalo continues to be the surprise in the East in hockey betting but this is a tough week for the Sabres as they have a West Coast road trip with games in Phoenix, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. Pittsburgh is always a threat in NHL betting but they do have some concerns in goal with the injury to Marc Andre-Fleury. Phoenix is still in the mix in the West and they had big wins in hockey betting last week against New Jersey and Minnesota. Four more teams in the West are still very much in the hunt. Colorado, Calgary, Vancouver and the Los Angeles Kings look to be playoff contenders. Detroit is still in the picture too but they have to find a way to start scoring goals. Boston has a similar problem in the Eastern Conference.
Those teams just out of the picture but still within range are the New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers and Ottawa Senators.