Hockey Betting Odds – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Lines

Hockey Betting OddsThe NHL Season will run from October 2013 to April 2014, with the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning Wednesday, April 16. This season is the 95th in the National Hockey League and there will be 30 teams competing for this season’s trophy.

The NHL season will see a ton of great games to bet on. There will be 82 games for each team, 41 at home and 41 on road, so there is plenty of opportunity to get the best
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. There are quite a few good teams out there, so its really anybody game. The NHL keeps getting better and better, and this year’s talent level might be the best in years!

Now that the NHL trade deadline is over, most teams will settle in and make that final push for the playoffs. The right move at the deadline can be all that is needed to propel a team into the postseason or even jump to the top of the pack. At the same time, not making a move can greatly damage postseason hopes.

2014 NHL Playoffs Brackets

The NHL Playoffs mark one of the most exciting and thrilling moments in all of sports. With Lord Stanley’s Cup on the line, you can bet that every shot will be a little crisper and every punch will be thrown a little harder.

Sixteen teams will begin the NHL Playoffs, but only two will have the right to participate in the Stanley Cup Finals, one of the most hard-hitting forms of hockey imaginable.

In the NHL Playoffs, players seem to skate and play harder than they do in the regular season because each shift of every period could be the beginning of the end for each NHL Playoff team.

NHL Playoffs Format

Best-of-7 format is used in all stage of playoffs. Home-ice advantage is given to the higher seed in all rounds except the first, when all division winners are assured a seed no lower than three. Home-ice advantage for the Stanley Cup Finals is determined by points. The team with home-ice advantage is at home for Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 and on the road for games 3, 4 and 6.

NHL Betting is our specialty. When betting the NHL, most people are familiar with the straight line bets, a hockey bet in which the favored team must cover the points spread to win or the underdog, who is given a certain number of goals, must win outright or not lose the hockey game by more than the points given. What many people don’t know is that there are many other exciting NHL betting options, adding to the thrill every time someone crosses the opposing blue line with the puck!
Stanley Cup Playoff Odds