Nearly every team in the NHL has made it to the halfway point of the season. Here’s what’s going down in the Western Conference.
The Central Division has turned into a slugfest with four teams — Winnipeg, St. Louis, Nashville and Dallas — all within six points of one another. Surprisingly, the Chicago Blackhawks, who are 11 points off of division-leader Winnipeg’s pace, are in last place.
The Pacific Division is not as tight, as the Vegas Golden Knights have built a seven-point lead over second-place Los Angeles.
At this point in the season we have a pretty good feel for where teams are, and the market is usually pretty well adjusted by now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t explore some betting angles as we turn down the stretch.