NHL Atlantic Betting Lines

The NHL’s Atlantic is one of the more watched divisions in Canada, because it contains two Canadian teams (Toronto and Montreal), as well as storied NHL franchises that Canadian fans often root for, like the Bruins and the Red Wings. The Atlantic is currently home to the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Detroit Red Wings, the Florida Panthers, the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NHL Atlantic Scores And Standings

Here are your NHL Atlantic standings. See who’s on top and who’s making a move.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
Regular Eastern Conference
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 83 60 40 17 215 161
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 82 58 37 13 191 142
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 79 62 37 20 205 172
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 75 60 34 19 187 180
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 74 61 35 22 195 180
6 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 72 60 31 19 181 174
7 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 60 31 21 181 183
8 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 65 60 30 25 159 170
9 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 64 60 27 23 162 180
10 New York Islanders New York Islanders 64 61 29 26 203 219
11 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 59 60 27 28 173 191
12 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 58 57 26 25 166 186
13 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 57 59 24 26 157 177
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 52 59 22 29 151 188
15 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 52 59 21 28 160 207
16 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 45 60 17 32 143 198
Regular Western Conference
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 84 60 40 16 209 163
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 81 59 36 14 185 154
3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 79 60 35 16 199 161
4 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 74 60 33 19 178 163
5 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 73 62 31 20 171 170
6 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 72 60 34 22 179 159
7 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 72 61 34 23 173 156
8 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 60 33 22 174 149
9 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 70 59 32 21 177 169
10 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 69 61 30 22 172 182
11 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 68 59 32 23 184 177
12 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 60 61 26 27 173 175
13 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 53 60 23 30 161 194
14 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 52 59 24 31 164 194
15 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 44 59 17 32 143 197
Regular Western Conference Pacific
1 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 84 60 40 16 209 163
2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 74 60 33 19 178 163
3 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 73 62 31 20 171 170
4 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 60 33 22 174 149
5 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 69 61 30 22 172 182
6 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 53 60 23 30 161 194
7 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 52 59 24 31 164 194
8 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 44 59 17 32 143 197
Regular Western Conference Central
1 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 81 59 36 14 185 154
2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 79 60 35 16 199 161
3 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 72 60 34 22 179 159
4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 72 61 34 23 173 156
5 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 70 59 32 21 177 169
6 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 68 59 32 23 184 177
7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 60 61 26 27 173 175
Regular Eastern Conference Metropolitan
1 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 75 60 34 19 187 180
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 74 61 35 22 195 180
3 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 72 60 31 19 181 174
4 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 70 60 31 21 181 183
5 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 65 60 30 25 159 170
6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 64 60 27 23 162 180
7 New York Islanders New York Islanders 64 61 29 26 203 219
8 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 59 60 27 28 173 191
Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 83 60 40 17 215 161
2 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 82 58 37 13 191 142
3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 79 62 37 20 205 172
4 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 58 57 26 25 166 186
5 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 57 59 24 26 157 177
6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 52 59 22 29 151 188
7 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 52 59 21 28 160 207
8 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 45 60 17 32 143 198

Bet On NHL Atlantic Games

When betting on the NHL, remember that bad teams in the NHL still win a decent number of games. The top tier teams win about 70% of their games. Whereas the lower class teams still win about 30% of their games. There’s balance and parity throughout the whole NHL, and betting lines will reflect that fact. So you may not see the payoff potential you would see elsewhere in other sports, if you’re betting on underdogs. 

A lot of NHL fans believe in what’s called the zigzag theory when they bet on the NHL. In a nutshell, you’re betting on a team that just lost, because they are due to bounce back and win. This is a pretty good strategy when two average and equal teams are playing each other. But it forgets to factor in hot goaltenders, injuries, or a few other things that may be causing a team to lose games.

At the same time, it doesn’t really apply to strong or weak teams that are likely to go on a long streak. Also, remember home ice advantage isn’t a massive thing. Betting on the away team is not as big of a risk as it would be in the other major sports. So no need to buy into the home ice hype. Most of the NHL only wins a bit more than 50% of their home games. 

And finally, it’s always best to remember that good defence and goaltending trumps high powered offence in NHL hockey. Too many people in Canada only look at goal scoring when they’re planning their strategy. They forget about a great defence’s ability to shut down a strong offence. Always start with the goaltending matchup. On the home or road, an a-level goaltender is always the x-factor when betting on hockey.