The Stanley Cup is one of the most awaited events in the NHL. This year’s season is bound to be exciting as the Canadian government allowed fully vaccinated players and team personnel between Canada and the United States to travel.
After almost three years with a different playoff format used due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the league returned to its pre-pandemic two conference and four-division alignment format.
Colorado Avalanche (+175)
The Colorado Avalanche was declared champions in the regular season of the Western Conference and Central Division with 119 points. They won their first-round playoff series against Nashville with 4-0 and are currently on the lead in their second playoff series against St. Louis with a 2-1 lead in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Colorado Avalanche is currently first in the odds to win the 2022 Stanley Cup.
For NHL betting reference, the Colorado Avalanche is currently the top favorite to win the 2022 Stanley Cup with a lead of +175. The odds show that people favor them to win the championship as they are currently dominating the 2022 Stanley Cup.
Carolina Hurricanes (+350)
Second place is the Carolina Hurricanes! This team is the champions in Metropolitan Division with 116 points. They won their first-round series against Boston with 4-3 and are currently in the lead in their second-round series against NY Rangers with 2-0 as a score.
Their winning streak in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs shows that they are the second favored by people to win the championship. Carolina Hurricanes are currently in second place in the various sportsbooks’ odds.
Tampa Bay Lightning (+450)
The 2021 Stanley cup champions, Tampa Bay Lightning, are currently in third place in the odds favoring winning the 2022 Stanley Cup. This team is currently on a winning streak. They won their first-round series against Toronto with a close series of 4-3. They also led in their second-round series 2-0 against the Eastern Conference regular-season champions and Presidents’ Trophy winner Florida Panthers.
Despite placing 3rd in the Eastern Conference Regular Season with 110 points, Tampa Bay Lightning continues to win their games. This team is currently 3rd favored by odds to win the 2022 Stanley Cup.
Calgary Flames (+650)
This Canadian team is currently in fourth place in the odds favored winning the 2022 Stanley Cup. Calgary Flames are the current Pacific Division Champions with 111 points. The 2022 Stanley Cup journey of the Calgary Flames is not easy as it looks like they won the hard-fought series against Dallas in their first round with a 4-3 series.
In the second round, they are currently tied 1-1 in the series with another Canadian-based team, Edmonton. Like other teams mentioned above, Calgary Flames are also on the roll in the 2022 Stanley Cup.
Florida Panthers (+850)
The Eastern Conference regular-season champions, Atlantic Division champions, and Presidents’ Trophy winners, Florida Panthers, are currently in fifth place in the odds to win the 2022 Stanley Cup Championship. After a tremendous regular season, the Florida Panthers passed through Washington in their first-round series with 4-2.
The Florida Panthers are currently in fifth place in the odds favored winning the 2022 Stanley Cup with +850. Their unpredictable streak might affect their low ranking in the odds.
Edmonton Oilers (+1300)
Edmonton Oilers are currently in sixth place in the odds of winning the 2022 Stanley Cup. They placed second in the pacific division during the regular season. They won their first-round series in a close fight versus Los Angeles with 4-3. Currently, Edmonton Oilers are tied with Calgary in their series at the Second Round of Playoffs in the 2022 Stanley Cup.
St. Louis Blues (+3000)
The St. Louis Blues are currently in seventh place in the odds of winning the 2022 Stanley Cup. St. Louis Blues are third in the Central Division in the regular season. In the first playoff round of the 2022 Stanley Cup, St. Louis won the series with a 4-2 lead against Minnesota. They are currently trailing against frontrunners Colorado in the second round with a 2-1 series lead in favor of Colorado.
New York Rangers (+3600)
The New York Rangers are currently in eighth place in the odds favored by people to win the 2022 Stanley Cup. During the regular season, this team placed second in the Metropolitan Division.
In the first round playoffs of the 2022 Stanley Cup, they won in a close series with a 4-3 lead against Pittsburgh. In the ongoing second round of the playoffs, they are trailing 0-2 versus the second favored team in the odds, Carolina.
The 2022 Stanley Cup is now nearing its Conference Finals. Teams are working hard to reach to win the prestigious Stanley Cup championship. They are currently going head-to-head in the second round. Some are on the lead right now, and some might be behind.
However, there might be instances when the currently behind teams might catch up with the frontrunners in the end in sports. No lead is safe. Odds might also change in the end. So watch out and be updated on your teams and their odds!