The NHL standings are available in a few different versions, including by division, by conference, and by league. You can also view the NHL standings in the wild card format, if all you’re looking for is potential playoff seeding.
Reading the NHL standings by division means that the standings will be broken down by division. There are four different NHL divisions with eight teams in each. This is important because divisional match ups often come with high stakes and can have a large impact on which teams progress to the NHL playoffs.
Divisional match ups featuring evenly-matched opponents may not be the best games to bet on, due to the volatility of the result. It could be a favorable wager, however, if you have a strong hunch about who will likely win. For example, perhaps you’re more confident betting on the home team.
Some divisions are also stronger than others, so it might be easier to bet on the Vegas Golden Knights who often garner favorable match ups in the Pacific Division.