|2013 NHL Eastern Conference Odds To Win: Pittsburgh Penguins Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 10:00|
NHL Eastern Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – The NHL Season has come to an end and the playoffs are set to get started. Here is a look at the odds to win the Eastern Conference Championship.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the favorite to win the Stanley Cup, as they have 3/2 odds. Other short odds to win are the Boston Bruins (4/1), the Montreal Canadiens (9/2) and the Washington Capitals (13/2).
Pittsburgh is the top seed in the East after it won the Atlantic Division with 72 points. Pittsburgh went 36-12-0 this season and the Penguins scored the most goals in the NHL with 165. The Penguins have won the conference title four times, last winning in 2009.
The Bruins are the No. 4 seed in the East after racking up 62 points. Boston went 28-14-6 on the season, but scored just 129 goals. The Bruins did allow only 109 goals, which was fewest in the East. Boston has won the conference title three times. The Bruins’ last title came in 2011.
Montreal is the 2 seed in the Eastern Conference after compiling 63 points and winning the Northeast Divison. The Canadiens went 29-14-5 on the season after scoring a total of 149 goals. Montreal has won the conference title eight times. The last championship came in 1993.
Washington is the No. 3 seed in the East after winning the Southeast Division with a total of 57 points. Washington went 27-18-3 this season and racked up a total of 149 goals while allowing 130 goals. Washington has only won the conference title one time, which was in 1998.
For odds on each team to win the 2013 Eastern Conference Championship, see below
2013 NHL Eastern Conference Odds To Win
Pittsburgh Penguins 3/2
Boston Bruins 4/1
Montreal Canadiens 9/2
Washington Capitals 13/2
New York Rangers 10/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 12/1
New York Islanders 15/1
Ottawa Senators 15/1