It was a very busy day for NHL hockey, as there were a total of 24 teams playing in 12 games across North American on Tuesday. With the hockey season coming to a close, and so many very good teams in contention, you would be hard pressed not to find something exciting to wager on in our featured online sportsbooks at www.CasinoReview.org. The only difficulty for the day was deciding which wagers to place on what games, as there are still so many teams fighting for remaining playoff spots. On the brink in the East, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Islanders, and the Carolina Hurricanes were all in action, with a key match-up between the ‘Canes and the Leafs taking place in Toronto. The Maple Leafs emerged victorious over the former Stanley Cup champions in a 6-1 blowout, which could spell disaster for Carolina’s playoff chances. Spreading the puck around with 6 goals scored by 5 different players, Toronto is coming on strong for the 8th seed in a well contested Eastern Conference playoff picture. Not so lucky were the NY Islanders, who were unfortunate to run into the New Jersey Devils, and the ever-so-strong net minding of Martin Brodeur. Winning a team record 44 games this year, Brodeur is not only a shoe-in for the Hockey Hall of Fame, he is also the main reason that the Devils will be headed back to the playoffs again this year.
There is much less room for final seed positioning out in the Western Conference this year, as 7 of 8 playoff spots have already been secured. The streaking Calgary Flames, and the Colorado Avalanche out of the powerful Northwest division will be the only teams left at the eighth and final playoff spot, and my Vancouver Canucks helped out the Flames by crushing the Avs 3-0 on another shutout performance by Roberto Luongo. With less than 6 games left on the regular season schedule, each win is critical, and hockey action in our featured online sportsbooks should be heating up. I was fortunate to clutch up with a couple of wins, taking Vancouver over the Avs, San Jose over Los Angeles, and Nashville over the struggling Edmonton Oilers, who have put on one of the worst season-tanking performances of recent memory. With the top spots for the playoffs all locked up, it is already apparent that the NHL playoffs will be a great spectacle, with plenty of exciting wagers to be had at our featured sportsbooks.
Myself being the Hockey nut that I am, I must say how pleased I have been with the overall state of the league this year. The salary cap changes, on-ice modifications, and further balancing of quality players across many teams are creating a league with exciting potential. For any sports fan, giving hockey a chance as a great sport to watch and wager on should certainly be a priority, especially with the struggling state of NBA teams. Look for more great action ahead, and a great playoff season to fuel exciting wagers at our online sportsbooks featured at www.CasinoReview.org. I promise you won’t be disappointed, as this is certainly one of the best hockey seasons in recent memory.