Tag: NHL

Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon checks St Louis Blues Vince Dunn at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. (Image: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post)

Bruins, Caps, Lightning, Avs, Blues … All Stanley Cup Favorites?

With fewer than 25 games remaining in the NHL regular season, oddsmakers don’t have a clear-cut favorite to win the 2020 Stanley Cup. They’ve narrowed down the NHL championship race to a lead pack of five teams that include the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, and […]

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid during an offensive attack against the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Edmonton Oilers Injury Update: Connor McDavid (Quad) Out 2-3 Weeks

Connor McDavid, the captain of the Edmonton Oilers and the NHL’s second-best scorer, will miss anywhere from two to three weeks of action with a left quad injury. The injury comes at a crucial time, with several teams fighting for Stanley Cup playoff spots in the Western Conference. At the […]

Edmonton Oilers Goalie Mike Smith (white) fights Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Image: Derek Leung/Getty)

Battle of Alberta: Talbot and Smith Throw Down in Goalie Fight (VIDEO)

It’s been a while since we saw an old-fashioned hockey line brawl including two goalies fighting. In a heated Battle of Alberta, Cam Talbot (Calgary Flames) and Mike Smith (Edmonton Oilers) were involved in fisticuffs and a classic goalie fight. The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames came into Saturday’s night […]

The mythical Kraken, an underwater sea monster, that terrorized ships for centuries. (Image: Flickr)

NHL Rumors: New Franchise Named the Seattle Kraken?

The latest word on the street is that the folks bringing a new NHL franchise to Seattle will name their team the Seattle Kraken. Hockey fans have mixed feelings, but film director Kevin Smith loves the potential name, and claims he’d become a huge fan and “Krak-head” if Seattle keeps […]

Washington Capitals teammates, Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, celebrate a recent victory over the NY Islanders. (Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty)

Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals and Blues Co-Favorites at Break

The NHL season is 50 games old, with the All-Star break less than 48 hours away. With the best record in the league, the Washington Capitals (33-11-5) are co-favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup at 8/1 odds. The defending champion St. Louis Blues (30-11-8) are also 8/1 odds to […]

Key Trends in Sports Betting: Monday, December 23, 2019

Key Trends in Sports Betting: Monday, December 23, 2019

Here’s a look at some powerful betting trends for today’s — and tonight’s — games in college football, college basketball, the NHL, NBA, and NFL. The most significant trend for each sport is listed below. Check them out. Which teams are hot and which are not? Here’s a quick-and-easy guide […]

Winnipeg Jets center Jack Roslovic (28) shoots on Detroit Red Wings goalie Eric Comrie (34) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Image: James Carey Lauder/USA Today Sports)

Fade the Red Wings? Detroit Losing Skid Continues at 0-12

The Detroit Red Wings (7-22-3), the worst team in the NHL, saw their losing streak extend to 12 games when they lost 5-1 to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. The two teams play again on Thursday in Detroit, with the Red Wings desperately trying to avoid a 13-game losing streak. […]

NY Islanders center Mathew Barzal celebrates scoring goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nassau Coliseum in Hempstead, NY. (Image: Dennis Schneidler/USA Today Sports)

Hot Teams: New York Islanders Win 12 of Last 13 Games

The New York Islanders (13-3-1) are the second-best team in the Eastern Conference with 27 points and trailing the Washington Capitals (14-2-4) and their NHL-leading 32 points. The Islanders split their home games between Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Nassau Coliseum Arena on Long Island. The Islanders defeated the Toronto […]

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin celebrates a game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Ontario. (Image: AP)

Washington Capitals First Team in NHL to 10 Wins

Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference squared off on Friday Night. The Washington Capitals (10-2-3) and their highly-productive power play defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 6-1, to become the first team in the NHL to win 10 games. With 23 points, the Caps and their deadly power play […]

Rangers center Mika Zibanejad celebrates a goal with his teammates in a victory over the Ottawa Senators. (Image: Marc DesRosiers/AP)

Mika Zibanejad Hat Trick, NY Rangers Start Season 2-0

Center Mika Zibanejad leads the New York Rangers (2-0-0) with four goals, including a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators (0-2-0). Zibanejad also leads the team in points with eight. He scored 30 goals and tallied 74 points last season with the Rangers. Zibanejad, 26, has […]