The current champions of the NHL are the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Florida team lifted the Stanley Cup after securing a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on July 7, 2021. The 2021-22 season started on October 12, 2021, and will finish on April 29, 2022. View the latest betting odds for upcoming games.
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List of NHL Teams
- Anaheim Ducks
- Arizona Coyotes
- Boston Bruins
- Buffalo Sabres
- Calgary Flames
- Carolina Hurricanes
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Colorado Avalanche
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- Dallas Stars
- Detroit Red Wings
- Edmonton Oilers
- Florida Panthers
- Los Angeles Kings
- Minnesota Wild
- Montreal Canadiens
- Nashville Predators
- New Jersey Devils
- New York Islanders
- New York Rangers
- Ottawa Senators
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- San Jose Sharks
- St. Louis Blues
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Vancouver Canucks
- Vegas Golden Knights
- Washington Capitals
- Winnipeg Jets
Which Teams have won the most Stanley Cups?
- Montreal Canadiens – 24 wins
- Toronto Maple Leafs – 13 wins
- Detroit Red Wings – 11 wins
- Boston Bruins – 6 wins
- Chicago Blackhawks – 6 wins
- Edmonton Oilers – 5 wins
- Pittsburgh Penguins – 5 wins
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Moneyline in NHL Betting?
The moneyLine is probably the easiest wager in NHL betting. It’s a straightforward bet on who you think will be the victor of the single game.
The favorites to win the game will be the team with the lowest number indicated. For instance, in the matchup between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, Washington is the favorite with Vegas Odds of -135.
These bets don’t offer great odds to the bettor and the house always wins because they offer differing odds so that if money is placed on either team, they are still making money. This is known in betting terms as “The Line”.
The goal for a sportsbook or bookkeeper is to have a close to even amount of money on each side of the bet. This way it doesn’t matter who wins for them, because they are making their juice on the price they are laying people bets on. If you want to understand a little more about odds and how to calculate winnings, take a look at our detailed betting guide.
A good way to place profitable bets in these kinds of spots is to only place action when you think the betting line is favorable to what you think the outcome of the game will be. When you spot what you consider to be an edge, look to capitalize and get a good return.
What is the Puck Line in NHL Betting?
This is the most popular form of bet in NHL Betting. It’s much like the Point Spread bet in the NFL or the Run Line in MLB.
The Puck Line will be set as a +/-(x.5) amount, if a team is a heavy favorite you might see an advantage of say (-1.5) before the game. You’ll never find Puck Lines higher than 1.5 because hockey games are generally low-scoring events.
This essentially plays as a disadvantage to the favorites in the matchup and allows for the game to be handicapped for betting purposes.
These kinds of bets can be favorable when the odds to bet on the underdog aren’t that appealing, but betting on the favorite to win by 2 goals or more might make you a greater profit.
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How do you bet on totals or over/under in the NHL?
You can also bet on the total amount of goals to be scored in any game overall. It doesn’t matter who wins the game, simply the total goals scored by both teams.
Typical spreads will be around +/-5.5 goals in an NHL game, due to games being fairly low scoring, much like soccer games.
So the most common bet is whether both teams will score over or under 5.5 goals between them in the game.
What are Parlay Bets in NHL?
This is a wager that combines two or more individual bets into one single bet with increased odds. Parlays are a combination of two things you think will come true in the game, for instance, you can mix a Puck Line wager with a total goals over-under bet.
These bets are really popular and allow you to spin up a small wager into some nice cash with increased odds due to the mathematics on each outcome being true at once.
You can use tools like Parlay calculators to work out how much you can win if you add various bets to a parlay here by using a free parlay calculator from the internet. But make sure your sportsbook allows Parlay bets, because sadly not all of them do.
What are Prop Bets in NHL?
These are another popular form of bet within most betting markets and NHL is no exception. These types of bets are known as proposition bets or sometimes referred to as side bets or novelty bets.
They can add a little fun to your viewing experience as you will bet on a specific outcome to happen during the game. For instance, you may want to bet that a particular player makes a foul or your favorite player scores.
Whilst these kinds of bets might be a losing proposition, in the long run, they can be a huge source of entertainment, and mixed in with a parlay bet can give you some huge winning potential.
Who are the Current NHL Champions?
Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Stanley Cup two years running. Besting the Dallas Stars 4-2 to take victory in 2020 and following up in 2021 by beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-1.
These two recent victories were made possible under Jon Cooper, the British Columbian coach. This makes the team triple Stanley Cup winners, after also taking home the silverware back in 2004 with the previous coach John Tortorella.