The lockout-shortened NHL regular season has provided bettors with plenty of action for the last few months and that action will undoubtedly heat up with the playoffs just around the corner.
Here’s a look back at some of the best bets of the 2013 season:
Best moneyline bet
Anaheim Ducks (+22.01 units)
The Ducks’ 30-12-6 straight up record was the third-best in the NHL and good enough to clinch the Pacific Division.
Best puckline bet
Columbus Blue Jackets (36-12 ATS)
The Blue Jackets came up just short in their playoff drive, but their puckline bettors are rolling around in mounds of cash. Columbus had an uncanny ability to keep games close all season long.
Best over bet
Tampa Bay Lightning (25-19-4 over/under)
The Lightning had no issues lighting the lamp in 2013. Martin St. Louis captured the Art Ross Trophy thanks to his 60-point campaign and playing on a line with sniper Steven Stamkos (57 points) didn’t hurt his cause. Tampa’s horrendous goaltending also contributed to its stellar over record.
Best under bet
Ottawa Senators (10-30-7 over/under)
The Senators have gone low in 10 straight contests heading into Sunday’s finale with the Boston Bruins. Goaltender Craig Anderson leads the league with a sparkling 1.69 GAA and .941 save percentage.