NHL Game Picks for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • BetOnline has point spreads, money lines and game totals for the 13 NHL games on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • The Golden Knights must defeat the Stars on the road to have any shot at the final playoff spot in the West
  • Carolina can clinch the Metropolitan Division with a win over the Rangers but are down to their third-string goalie

The Vegas Golden Knights could miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in their five-year franchise history, but a victory over the fledgling Dallas Stars on Tuesday night could put them right back in the race. Nashville also needs to extinguish the Flames to clinch their spot in the postseason and the Rangers have a shot to reel in the injury-ravaged Hurricanes in the Metropolitan.

Let’s check the odds for all of Tuesday’s National Hockey League action. Here’s also where you can find the top betting sites for NHL hockey in 2022 and smart wagering tips in our 2022 Stanley Cup betting guide.

NHL Games – Tuesday, April 26

BetOnlineSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
Carolina Hurricanes+1½ (-255)+100Ov 5.5 (-118))
New York Rangers-1½ (+215)-110Un 5.5 (+107)
Columbus Blue Jackets+1½ (+120)+305Ov 6.5 (-115)
Tampa Bay Lightning-1½ (-140)-350Un 6.5 (+104)
Edmonton Oilers+1½ (-170)+136Ov 6.5 (-131)
Pittsburgh Penguins-1½ (+150)-150Un 6.5 (+119)
New Jersey Devils+1½ (-210)+113Ov 6.5 (-109)
Ottawa Senators-1½ (+180)-125Un 6.5 (-101)
Florida Panthers-1½ (+185)-128Ov 6.5 (-125)
Boston Bruins+1½ (-215)+116Un 6.5 (+113)
Detroit Red Wings+1½ (+155)+367Ov 7 (-115)
Toronto Maple Leafs-1½ (-175)-425Un 7 (+104)
Calgary Flames-1½ (+180)-135Ov 6 (-115)
Nashville Predators+1½ (-210)+122Un 6 (+104)
Arizona Coyotes+1½ (+175)+430Ov 6.5 (-114)
Minnesota Wild-1½ (-205)-500Un 6.5 (+103)
Vegas Golden Knights+1½ (-245)+102Ov 5.5 (-115)
Dallas Stars-1½ (+205)-113Un 5.5 (+104)
Seattle Kraken+1½ (-125)+205Ov 6 (-113)
Vancouver Canucks-1½ (+105)-230Un 6 (+102)
Anaheim Ducks+1½ (-210)+122Ov 6 (+106)
San Jose Sharks-1½ (+180)-135Un 6 (-117)
St. Louis BluesTBATBATBA
Colorado AvalancheTBATBATBA
New York IslandersTBATBATBA
Washington CapitalsTBATBATBA

Stars vs Golden Knights

Vegas let two points slip through its fingers on Sunday night, losing in a shootout to San Jose after the Sharks tied it up with less than a second left on the clock. That left the Golden Knights three points back of Dallas for the final western Wild-Card spot with just three games to play. The good news is Peter DeBoer’s club owns the tiebreak with 33 regulation wins compared to the Stars’ 30. Dallas dropped all three games on its recent road trip through Western Canada and looks ready to fold their tents.

Final score prediction: Vegas 5, Dallas 3

Predators vs Flames

In a potential first-round playoff preview, Nashville looks to cement its spot in the postseason versus the red-hot Flames (8-1-1 in its last 10 games). Calgary doesn’t have much to play for, but Darryl Sutter might want his club to send a message after losing to the Predators 3-2 in a shootout just last week. Expect Hart Trophy candidate Johnny Gaudreau to light the lamp a couple times on the road.

Final score prediction: Flames 3, Predators 2 OT

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Rangers vs Hurricanes

There’s also a barn-burner in the East on Tuesday night as the Hurricanes seek to clinch the Metropolitan crown with their fifth-straight win. New York sits four points back of Carolina with one game-in-hand, however, the Canes do own the tiebreaker. While the Rangers will start Vezina-lock Igor Shesterkin, Rod Brind’Amour will be forced to play third-string netminder Pyotr Kochetkov after recent injuries to both Frederik Andersen and backup Antti Raanta. The division title isn’t settled yet! Rangers win easy.

Final score prediction: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2

Bruins vs Panthers

The Bruins probably have the first Wild-Card spot in the East and a matchup with the Canes all sewn up, but they must tread carefully over their final three games. If the Capitals were to make up the three points, Boston would be forced to face Florida in the first round. While they had their 13-game winning streak halted on Sunday with a 8-4 loss to the Lightning, the President Trophy-winning Panthers are the class of the NHL with a 57-16-6 record.

Final score prediction: Panthers 5, Bruins 3

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