|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NHLNHL hockey odds wagering has seen the Los Angeles Kings emerge as the biggest hockey betting surprise in the Western Conference with a 3-1 first place start. NHL hockey odds success with LA begins with their impressive offense that was averaging over 4 goals per game to rank as one of the most productive in hockey betting.
Head coach Terry Murray has also gotten good goaltending when needed as evidenced by the Kings 2-1 NHL hockey odds payout at St. Louis last Saturday. Goaltender Jonathan Quick held the fort as ST. Louis had a 6-4 man advantage late in the game but failed to score. Quick was the hockey betting difference with his 29 saves as the Kings killed 5 Blues power plays. Anze Kopitar and Ryan Smyth may soon become big online betting names if the Kings maintain their NHL hockey odds success. Kopitar had 9 points and Smyth had 7 to lead the team.The Calgary Flames also had a nice start with the NHL hockey odds as they were 4-1.
The Flames power play was off to a phenomenal start with the NHL hockey odds as it had a near 50% success rate for new coach Brent Sutter.The Columbus Blue Jackets picked up where they left off last year as they had a NHL hockey odds record of 3-1. Despite the fine start head coach Ken Hitchcock was not pleased. “We haven’t played that well,” said Hitchcock. “We’ve won games but we haven’t played that well.” The Vancouver Canucks stumbled out of the gate with the NHL hockey odds after winning the Northwest Division title last year.
Vancouver was 2-3 and suffering from a poor start by goaltender Roberto Luongo. Vancouver could face additional problems with the NHL hockey odds as their leading goal scorer from the past three seasons, Daniel Sedin, is out with a broken foot. Luongo had a poor 3.33 goals against average and save percentage of .879 to start the year. This came after singing a huge contract following a stellar 2008-09 performance. Detroit looked like they might bounce back as they won 2 straight games after starting the year 0-2 in Europe against St. Louis.