After what seemed like a ridiculously long offseason, the NHL is back. We are only a few days into the new season, but there have already been a number of big stories to report. The biggest of those has to be top draft pick Auston Matthews scoring 4 goals in his first ever game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s going to be a month or so before we really get a handle on how good, or bad, each of the teams in the league is going to be, but there are already a number of games that we are looking forward to on this week’s schedule. Let’s take a look at some of them, and remind you that you should check into MyBookie.ag daily for all the latest live odds.
In Depth Analysis On The Top NHL Betting Games Of The Week (Oct. 18-22)
Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning – Tuesday, Oct 18
The feeling heading into the season is that these two teams are going to be at or near the top of the Atlantic Division all season long, and they have both certainly got off to a strong start. Both teams have won their opening two games of the season, and both have been scoring goals in the process. The Florida Panthers have only given up 2 goals so far, so this will prove to be a stern test for a Lightning team that has bagged 9 in their opening two games.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets – Wednesday, Oct 19
Both of these teams are coming off disappointing season, but both have made a start that can best be described as a little promising. We already mentioned the antics of Auston Matthews in his first game for the Leafs, but perhaps more important than that is that Toronto have picked up 3 points from their first 2 games. The jets have already proven that they are going to be fun to watch this year, with a total of 16 goals scored in their opening two games. We could have a shootout on our hands with this one.
St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers – Thursday, Oct 20
The Blues look like a team who mean business in the very early part of the season, as they have come out and won all 3 of their opening games, scoring 11 goals in the process. They already look like one of the teams to beat in the Western Conference, but they will have a tough game against the Oilers on Thursday. Edmonton Oilers are off to a solid start, and will be delighted that Connor McDavid has started with a hot hand, registering 6 points in his first 3 games.
Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins – Saturday, October 22
It doesn’t really matter where these two teams are in the standings at any given time, you can always expect a little bit off bad blood when they hook up. This is a rivalry that goes all the way back to the very beginning of the NHL, and it’s one that continues to throw out memorable meetings. Even this early in the season, both teams will be looking to get a leg upon the other.