Gambling sports action has seen Washington open up a 14-point lead in the Eastern Conference sports gambling online race with defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh a distant second. Washington had a gambling sports record of 43-13-5-3 and was one of the top home commodities of any team in all of sports gambling online with a record of 24-3-2-1.
Washington was the top ranked offensive team in the Eastern Conference and was led by superstar Alexander Ovechkin, who had 42 goals and a league best 90 points. The big on line sports gambling concern about the Capitals is their unstable goaltending situation and their ranking of 17th overall for goals against.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will again be a major gambling sports contender to win the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh had a gambling sports record of 38-33-3-1 and had arguably the game’s top player in Sidney Crosby, who led the NHL in goals with 42. Pittsburgh also had defensive concerns as they ranked 21st overall for goals allowed.
One team that has no worries on defense are the Buffalo Sabres. USA Olympic hero and the most valuable player of the Olympic hockey tournament, goaltender Ryan Miller, had the top save percentage in the NHL at .931 and the second best goals against average at 2.16.
Miller demonstrated to all gambling sports handicappers that he can carry an entire team by himself. Buffalo had an overall record of 34-20-3-6. The New Jersey Devils are one of the most consistent franchises in all of gambling sports and are again a serious Eastern Conference contender.
New Jersey was fourth in the East with a gambling sports record of 38-22-1-2 and, as usual, was one of the top defensive teams in the league. Goaltender Martin Brodeur had 35 wins.
The Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, and Atlanta Thrashers closed out the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference gambling sports race but the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Tampa Bay Lightning were in the thick of the playoff chase.