|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NHLNHL hockey odds have seen the New York Rangers bolt out of the hockey betting gate as the biggest surprise in the Eastern Conference after two weeks of play. NHL hockey odds saw the Rangers win 4 out of their first 5 hockey betting matchups with a much improved offense along with stellar goaltending.
Backup goaltender Steve Valiquette scored a 3-0 NHL hockey odds shutout win against the Anaheim Ducks last Sunday but said the team isn’t allowing itself to get too happy. “We are happy with four wins in a row, but we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves,” said Valiquette. Marian Gaborik has led the Broadway Blueshirts hockey betting attack with 4 goals and 3 assists.The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins also had a 4-1 start on the NHL hockey odds this year.
Two of the biggest hockey names in online betting lead the Penguins in scoring as Evgeni Malkin had 7 points while Sidney Crosby had 5 points. The Penguins will have one of the top power plays with the NHL hockey odds this year. Pittsburgh scored 3 goals with the man advantage in last Saturday’s 5-2 NHL hockey odds payout against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Philadelphia Flyers look like a team that will give the Penguins a serious NHL hockey odds challenge this year as they won 3 out of their first 4 games. Speaking of great power plays to handicap the NHL hockey odds with how about Philly’s 9 goals with the man advantage so far this year? One team that was picked for big things has had a sluggish start with the NHL hockey odds as the Washington Capitals broke even in their first 5 games but Niklas Backstrom and Alexander Ovechkin were in top form with 10 points each.
The Boston Bruins were also sluggish at 2-2 after having the best record in the East last year. Coach Claude Julien has put the team through tough practices in the attempt to wake them up. The Bruins rallied from a 0-3 3rd period deficit last Saturday to beat the Islanders in a shoot out in a game that they hope will serve as a springboard to their season.