The Eastern Conference has 15 NHL teams as does the Western Conference. Here is a look at each of the hockey teams and their divisions. Hockey teams in the Eastern Conference are split into three divisions of five teams each. You have the Atlantic Division, Northeast Division and the Southeast Division.
NHL Atlantic Conference
NHL Northeast Conference
New York Rangers
NHL Southeast Conference
NHL Western Conference *
Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
* Are also split into three divisions of five teams each. The three Divisions are the Central, Northwest and Pacific
The 30 hockey teams in the NHL play an 82 game regular season schedule. Each of the hockey teams plays all of the other 29 teams at least once.
Each of the NHL teams will play against teams in their division six times and teams outside of their division but in their own conference, four times. All of the Canadian hockey teams will play each other twice, home and away.
Gamblers can watch the NHL action in the United States on NBC and Versus while gamblers in Canada can watch on CBC. There are also a number of other options for watching NHL games including the regional coverage provided by FSN.
The two hottest stars in the NHL that generate the most TV coverage are Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin.