|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NHLNHL hockey odds players will have a fantastic lineup of 12 hockey betting matchups to choose from on Thursday as the regular season is in full swing. NHL hockey odds handicappers will have a hockey betting card highlighted with intense rivalries and the game’s greatest players to make for outstanding wagering choices.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will be on the NHL hockey odds board as they travel cross-state to meet their hated rival Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are one of the hockey betting favorites to challenge Pittsburgh for eastern conference supremacy this season. Pittsburgh features the dynamic duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
The defending western conference champion Detroit Red Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of the most intense online betting rivalry matchups available from any sport. Detroit’s 0-2 start against the NHL hockey odds in Europe has been a cause for concern while Chicago is one of the favorites against the NHL hockey odds to challenge Detroit’s western conference dynasty.
The Battle of Alberta resumes against the NHL hockey odds as the Edmonton Oilers host the Calgary Flames. Calgary scored a thrilling 4-3 win against the NHL hockey odds at Edmonton Saturday as David Moss got the winning goal with just 49 seconds remaining. The win gave Calgary a 2-0 start against the NHL hockey odds and re-established their status as one of the top teams in the west.
One of the best inter-conference matchups of the year will take place as the Boston Bruins host the Anaheim Ducks. Boston was the top seed in the eastern conference last year while Anaheim’s late season surge last year against the NHL hockey odds and 7-game loss in the second round of the playoffs to Detroit reminded everyone why they are a threat to contend for the western conference title this year. The Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf is one of the elite players in the game.
Speaking of elite players, Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will host the New York Rangers. Ovechkin tallied a phenomenal 6 points in the Caps first 2 games, both of which were payoffs for gamblers!
Phoenix at Buffalo, the Islanders at Ottawa, New Jersey at Tampa Bay, Atlanta at St. Louis, Colorado at Nashville, Minnesota at LA, and Columbus at San Jose round out a full card of action!