Will the Vegas Golden Knights find their missing mojo as they visit the reeling St. Louis Blues to start the new week? Are the surging Florida Panthers legitimate Stanley Cup contenders as they enter the new week as the hottest team in the NHL? Who’s going to come out on top when the first place Washington Capitals visit the second place New York Islanders in their East Division showdown on Tuesday? With Week 12 of the 2020-21 NHL regular season here, it’s time to find the best NHL action to watch this coming week so you can make your bets against their NHL odds.
Top NHL Games to Watch and Bet On Week 12
Vegas at St. Louis at 8:00 p.m. ET
- When: Monday, April 5
Vegas (24-10-2) is in second place in the West Division standings, but has dropped three straight coming into the new week. St. Louis (16-15-6) is in fifth place in the West Division standings and looking to snap a six-game losing streak coming into the new week. Vegas is 8-2 in its last 10 games as a road favorite and 21-7 in their last 28 games against a team with a losing record. St. Louis is 4-18 in its last 22 home games.
Washington at NY Islanders at 7:00 p.m. ET
- When: Tuesday, April 6
Washington (25-9-4) sits atop the East Division standings and comes into the new week riding a two-game winning streak. The Islanders (24-10-4) are only two points behind the Caps and also enters the new week riding a two-game winning streak. Washington will be out for revenge after losing to New York 8-4 to their division rivals on Thursday. The Capitals are 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
Montreal at Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET
- TV: NBCSN
- When: Wednesday, April 7
Montreal (16-9-9) is in fourth place in the North Division standings. The Canadiens have gone 5-3-2 over their last 10 games but hits the new week fresh off a loss the last time out. Toronto (25-10-3) sits atop the division standings after winning three straight to improve to 6-3-1 over its last 10 games. The Maple Leafs have won three of the last four meetings against Montreal including a 5-3 road win on Feb. 20.
Nashville at Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET
- When: Thursday, April 8
Nashville (20-18-1) is in fourth place in the Central Division standings, 15 points behind Florida. The Predators have gone a blistering 8-2 over their last 10 games including its 3-0 shutout of Columbus on Sunday night. Detroit (13-22-5) is in last place in the division standings, but the Red Wings have gone an encouraging 4-5-1 over their last 10 games including its shocking 5-1 smackdown of Tampa Bay on Sunday. Nashville has won two straight and three of the last four meetings against the Red Wings including an emphatic 7-1 blowout win at home on March 25.
Colorado at Anaheim at 10:00 p.m. ET
- When: Friday, April 9
Colorado (25-8-4) has won four straight and currently sits atop the West Division standings, four points in front of Vegas. The Avalanche are ranked a phenomenal first in scoring (3.6 GPG) and identical first in fewest points allowed (2.2 GPG). Anaheim (11-21-7) is in last place in the West standings and hits the new week having lost three straight. Colorado has won two straight and three of the last four meetings against the Ducks including a 5-2 home win on March, 29.
Florida at Dallas at 2:00 p.m. ET
- When: Saturday, April 10
Florida (26-9-4) enters the new week as the hottest team in the NHL. The Panthers have won six straight and seven of 10 including a 3-0 shutout of Columbus on Sunday to move into first place in the Central Division standings.
Dallas (13-13-10) is in fifth place in the division standings. The Stars are 4-3-3 over their last 10 games but got shutout 1-0 by Carolina on Sunday. Florida has won three straight in this rivalry and five of the last six meetings overall.
Pittsburgh at New Jersey at 7:00 p.m. ET
- When: Sunday, April 11
Pittsburgh (24-12-2) is in third place in the East standings. The Penguins have gone 6-3-1 over their last 10 games but comes into the new week fresh off a 7-5 road loss against Boston on Saturday. New Jersey (13-17-6) is in seventh place in the standings, 22 points behind Washington. The Devils have gone 4-4-2 over their last 10 but has dropped three straight coming into the new week. Pittsburgh has won two straight and three of the last four meetings in this rivalry overall.
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