The NHL Eastern Conference Round 1 odds sees the Caps and Penguins on top, but how does each individual match-up breakdown?
Washington Vs. Toronto
The Caps and Maple Leaves faced off three times in the regular season. Washington took two of the three games.
The Capitals also flew past the flyers in six games in last season’s first round.
The Capitals are +230 to win the Eastern Conference. In other words, they are the favorites to be one of the teams in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Montreal Vs. NY Rangers
Montreal swept the Rangers in all three of their season meetings.
The Rangers lost to the Penguin in round 1 last season, while the Canadiens missed the post season last year.
The Canadiens are +700 moneyline, while the Rangers have a +800 moneyline.
Ottawa Vs. Boston
Boston are 0-4 in playoff series all time against the Maple Leafs. They swept the regular season series with the Bruins 4-0.
Ottawa and Boston are both near the bottom of the Eastern Conference futures. Ottawa has a +1200 moneyline. Boston has +1400 moneyline.
Pittsburgh Vs. Columbus
The Penguins and Blue Jackets split their four games this season.
The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup Champs. It was the fourth time Pittsburgh took the championship. The Blue Jackets have only won two playoffs games in their existence.
You can see the full Eastern Conference future odds below.