Updated NHL Eastern Conference Odds
Are the Penguins favored to win the Eastern Conference again this season? Here are updated odds for the East.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Penguins are currently favored to repeat as Eastern Conference champions. Pittsburgh has 7/2 odds to head back to the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive year. No team has won three straight Eastern Conference titles since the 1982-1984 New York Islanders.
Meanwhile, the Lightning have the next-best odds of 6/1, although they share those odds with the Capitals. The Maple Leafs, meanwhile, are 7/1, while the Canadiens and Rangers are both 8/1, respectively. The Blue Jackets are 12/1, while the Bruins and Senators are both 15/1, respectively. The Panthers and Islanders are both long shots at 20/1, respectively.
The other long shots include the Sabres, Hurricanes and Flyers are 30/1, respectively. The biggest long-shots include the Red Wings and Devils, who are 100/1, respectively.
The Penguins are also 8/1 to win the 2017-18 Stanley Cup, while the Oilers have the nest-best odds at 9/1. The Capitals are 10/1, the Blackhawks, Wild and Lightning are 12/1, respectively, while the Ducks, Stars, Predators and Maple Leafs are all 14/1, respectively. The Canadiens and Rangers are 16/1, respectively. The Kings and Sharks are 20/1, respectively.