Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:01, EDT
Are the streaking Vegas Golden Knights the best team in the NHL heading into the new week as the hottest team in the league? Are the prohibitive favorite Colorado Avalanche still on track to challenge for the Stanley Cup win? Who’s going to come out on top on the three-way dogfight to win the Central Division standings? Is Boston back to being a legitimate title contender after making some pre-deadline acquisitions? With a new week of NHL action on tap, let’s find out which teams are in action and offering great value in their respective matchups so you can place your bets against their NHL odds.
Top NHL Games to Watch and Bet On Week 14
Carolina at Tampa Bay at 7:00 PM ET
Carolina (29-10-4) is in first place in the Central Division standings while Tampa Bay (29-13-2) is in third place, but just two points behind the division leaders. The Hurricanes have gone 6-3-1 over their last 10 games while the Lightning have split their last 10 evenly. Tampa Bay is 11-1 in its last 12 home games against Carolina and 23-9 in the last 32 meetings overall. Carolina is 13-7 on the road this season while Tampa Bay is a blistering 16-5 at home.
NY Rangers at NY Islanders at 7:00 PM ET
The Rangers (23-16-6) are in fifth place in the East Division standings while the Islanders (28-13-4) are in second place. The Rangers are on fire coming into the new week riding the wave of a four-game winning streak while going 7-1-2 over their last 10 games overall. The Isles have gone 6-4 over their last 10 and come into the new week fresh off a 1-0 overtime win on Sunday. These two rivals have alternated wins and losses over the last eight meetings with the Islanders recording a 3-2 overtime win at home on April 11 the last time they met.
Montreal at Edmonton at 10:00 PM ET
- When: Wednesday, April 21
Montreal (19-14-9) is in fourth place in the North Division standings while Edmonton (26-15-2) is one spot above. The Canadiens have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games and hit the new week fresh off a humbling 4-0 shutout loss against Ottawa on Saturday. The Oilers have won three of four including a 3-0 shutout win over Winnipeg on Friday. Montreal is 9-4-7 on the road this season while Edmonton has gone 13-7-2 at home.
Colorado at St. Louis at 8:00 PM ET
Colorado (30-9-4) is in first place in the West Division standings while St. Louis (19-18-6) has fallen to fifth place. The Avalanche have gone a blistering 9-1 over their last 10 games and has won four straight including a 4-3 win over St. Louis on Wednesday before having their last three games postponed. The Blues have gone 3-6-1 over their last 10 games and comes into the new week looking to shake off a two-game skid.
Philadelphia at NY Rangers at 7:00 PM ET
Philadelphia (20-18-7) is in sixth place in the East Division while the Rangers (23-16-6) are in fifth place in the division standings. Philly is mired in the midst of some real struggles, having gone 3-4-3 over its last 10 games while dropping two straight. As previously mentioned, the Rangers have gone 7-2-1 over their last 10. Surprisingly, Philadelphia is 11-8-3 on the road this season while New York is 11-7-3 at home.
Toronto at Winnipeg at 7:00 PM ET
- When: Saturday, April 24
Toronto (28-12-5) is atop the North Division standings while Winnipeg (27-15-3) is in second place in the division standings. The Maple Leafs are looking to snap a four-game losing streak that includes a narrow 3-2 road loss against Vancouver on Sunday night. The Jets are 6-3-1 over their last 10 games but comes into the new week fresh off a humbling 3-0 shutout against Edmonton on Friday. Toronto has gone an impressive 14-5-2 on the road this season while Winnipeg is a modest 11-7-2 at home.
Boston at Pittsburgh at 3:00 PM ET
- When: Sunday, April 25
- TV: NBC
Boston (25-12-6) is in fourth place in the East standings while Pittsburgh (28-14-3) is in third place. The Bruins have gone 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and comes into the new week riding a four-game winning streak that includes a convincing 6-3 home win over Washington on Sunday. Pittsburgh has gone 6-3-1 over its last 10 games, but the Penguins were on the wrong end of a 4-2 road loss against Buffalo on Sunday night. Boston has gone 11-6-3 on the road this season while Pittsburgh is a stellar 16-3-2 at home.