• Crosby, Penguins clip Rangers to even series

    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sidney Crosby picked up his first two goals of the postseason and Pittsburgh emerged with a narrow 4-3 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Chris Kunitz chipped in a goal and two assists with Brandon Sutter adding a score and a helper for the Penguins, who dropped a 2-1 decision in Thursday’s series opener. Marc-Andre Fleury ended up with 23 saves. Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard and Rick Nash tallied for the Rangers, who fell after coming up empty on six of seven power-play opportunities. Henrik Lundqvist stopped…

  • Lightning even series with Red Wings behind Bishop’s strong outing

    Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite dominating the Red Wings in Game 1, the Lightning were denied a win. Ben Bishop made sure that was not the case in Game 2. Bishop backed a solid offensive effort with 23 saves and Tampa Bay evened this best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with a 5-1 win over Detroit on Saturday. Tyler Johnson scored twice, Valtteri Filppula tallied a goal and an assist and Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr each lit the lamp for the Lightning, who snapped a six-game postseason skid with their first win since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final…

  • Blackhawks tab Darling to start Game 3

    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Rookie Scott Darling will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Nashville Predators. Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville noted that the decision for a switch in between the pipes was performance-based after starter Corey Crawford allowed six goals on 35 shots in Game 2 on Friday. Darling, who relieved Crawford in the series opener, turned aside all 42 shots fired his way in 67:44 for an eventual double-overtime victory. It was the longest relief appearance in a playoff game without allowing a goal in…

  • Predators’ Weber to miss next two playoff games

    Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Predators defenseman Shea Weber will not travel to Chicago for the next two games of his team’s Western Conference quarterfinal series due to a lower-body injury. Weber, who had one assist in Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Blackhawks, left in the second period after getting hit by Chicago’s Brandon Saad behind the net. The Nashville captain tallied 15 goals and 45 points and averaged 26:22 of ice time during the regular season. Forward Mike Fisher missed Game 2 with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day.

  • Ducks, Jets collide for Game 2 of West quarters

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Winnipeg Jets suffered through a rough third period en route to losing the franchise’s first playoff game in eight years. The Jets hope to bounce back on Saturday when they visit the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series. Winnipeg lost 4-2 in Anaheim on Thursday despite carrying a 2-1 lead into the third period. Corey Perry scored twice for the Ducks in the decisive period, while captain Ryan Getzlaf also contributed a goal to complete the onslaught. Frederik Andersen, meanwhile, stopped 25-of-27 shots to pick up the win for the Ducks. Ondrej…

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NHL Eliminations

NHL Playoff Wagering Is Finally Here

Apr 14, 2015

  A wrecking ball cut a wide path through the NHL this season.  Many traditional powers are already on the sidelines.  Find out whom we had hopes for that will not get to play for Lord Stanley’s Cup.  Apex Hockey Betting presents to your own initial thought about the NHL playoffs this year. Broke Our Heart  1.  San Jose – Such puck possession at some point but they could never really make it pay off. 2.  Boston – Original six member whose powerhouse days might be done 3.  LA Kings –  Great series value in recent times because of ability…

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Stanley Cup Wagering Almost Upon Us

Apr 7, 2015

As we roll into the final few games of the NHL season, two points of interest usurp all the other relevant factors.  One is the fascinating push for the last wildcard spots with three games to go.  The second is how the upper echelon is shaking out as the first round approaches.  Apex Hockey Betting will look at whom is limping down the stretch and what times could be flying higher than their perceived status going into the quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup. If Events Stay the Course The conjecture of if the standings remained the same today when the…

Crosby, Penguins clip Rangers to even series

Apr 19, 2015
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sidney Crosby picked up his first two goals of the postseason and Pittsburgh emerged with a narrow 4-3 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Chris Kunitz chipped in a goal and two assists with Brandon Sutter adding…

Lightning even series with Red Wings behind Bishop’s strong outing

Apr 18, 2015
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite dominating the Red Wings in Game 1, the Lightning were denied a win. Ben Bishop made sure that was not the case in Game 2. Bishop backed a solid offensive effort with 23 saves and Tampa Bay evened this best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with…

Blackhawks tab Darling to start Game 3

Apr 18, 2015
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Rookie Scott Darling will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Nashville Predators. Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville noted that the decision for a switch in between the pipes was performance-based after starter Corey…

Predators’ Weber to miss next two playoff games

Apr 18, 2015
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Predators defenseman Shea Weber will not travel to Chicago for the next two games of his team’s Western Conference quarterfinal series due to a lower-body injury. Weber, who had one assist in Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Blackhawks, left in the second period after getting hit…

Ducks, Jets collide for Game 2 of West quarters

Apr 18, 2015
(SportsNetwork.com) – The Winnipeg Jets suffered through a rough third period en route to losing the franchise’s first playoff game in eight years. The Jets hope to bounce back on Saturday when they visit the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series. Winnipeg lost 4-2 in…

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Dangers of MoneyLine Every Game and Corsi Part Two

In the first part of the series, we were examining the metric Corsi percentage and how it could be used for hockey wagering.  The stats were looked at and it was given that the San Jose Sharks were vastly underperforming in their record against the perceived possession that their hockey team was getting.  The pronouncement was made that this team would be the one to watch.  They had two games this week.  Let us look at what happened in each and the unit result if we bet on each and equally. Calgary 2 at San Jose 0 It is always…

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Hockey Handicapping and Metrics Made Easy Part One : Fenwick and Corsi

In a world of touts and bad comedy teams, Fenwick and Corsi sounds like the last stop on a Vaudeville tour.  However, make no mistake that these two names are actually terms that can raise your hockey handicapping ability.  They are technically metrics and attempt to quantify on ice dominance.  They are nice easy numbers that relate to on ice puck possession that teams have on even strength.  The first part of this series will give you their definitions and from there we will apply it our our hockey wagering patterns. No More Minding the Stopwatch Possession and how long…

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Introduction to Betting on Hockey

Anyone who has been involved with sports betting for any length of time has probably heard the story about the down-and-out gambler who went on a horrible losing streak in football, then shifted his attention to basketball, with the same degree of non-success. He just could not pick a winner, and this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he simply did not have a firm grasp of handicapping principles. With a certain desperation, he had a conversation with a friend as he explained his woes. The friend, trying to be helpful, suggested that maybe the desperate loser could take…

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Money Lines and Puck Lines in Hockey

There are a few different ways to bet on hockey, and we will go over them. The one that will be easiest for the general public to understand is the MONEY LINE, which essentially allows the bettor to place a wager on the outright winner of a game, with a price on the favorite and a price on the underdog. You will find these prices expressed in odds that are referred to as “American,” and not fractional. So as the hockey bettor, you are analyzing the “value” that appears in the line on either side, as you perceive it. Here…