- BetOnline has point spreads, money lines and game totals for the nine NHL games on Thursday, March 31, 2022
- The Maple Leafs host a hungry Jets team after consecutive wins over the Panthers and Bruins
- Trade-deadline acquisition Marc-Andre Fleury welcomes his old Penguins teammates to Minnesota as the Wild seek their eighth-straight victory
There are nine games on tonight’s NHL slate as the drumbeat towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs gets louder and louder with only a month left in the hockey season.
Let’s check the odds for all of Thursday’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 – Thursday, March 31
|New Jersey Devils||+328|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||-128|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+312|
|New York Islanders||-132|
|Los Angeles Kings||+371|
Maple Leafs vs Jets
The Jets are making the short trip from Buffalo, New York to Toronto, Ontario for the second of a road back-to-back. Winnipeg has crawled back into the Western Conference playoff race thanks to the ineptitude of both the Vegas Golden Knight and Dallas Stars, but the Maple Leafs will provide a stiff challenge on no days rest. Led by the NHL’s leading goal scorer Auston Matthews and a red-hot Mitch Marner, Toronto is coming off impressive victories over the Panthers and Bruins.
Final score prediction: Maple Leafs 5, Jets 3
— NHL (@NHL) March 30, 2022
Bruins vs Devils
Having won 14 of their last 17 games, everything was going a little too perfectly in Boston before they hosted the Leafs on Tuesday night. But after a 6-4 defeat at the hands of their Atlantic division rivals, where they looked slow and outmatched, it’s fair to wonder if the Bruins are truly Stanley Cup contenders. Luckily, however, the Devils are in town. New Jersey owns a league-worst 8-23-2 record on the road and should be easy pickings.
Final score prediction: Bruins 4, Devils 1
Wild vs Penguins
After enduring a rough stretch of play, the Wild are absolutely rolling with seven straight victories. A Minnesota fan threw a bouquet of flowers at Marc-Andre Fleury after the three-time Stanley Cup winner made 32 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday. Hopefully, “the Flower” is again manning the pipes against his former Penguins teammates. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from two recent losses against their inevitable first-round opponents, the New York Rangers, but it won’t be easy to steal a win in the state of hockey.
Final score prediction: Wild 3, Penguins 2 OT
Everything is coming up roses so far for the Wild’s big trade deadline acquisition … literally.
Fans showered Marc-André Fleury with bouquets after his flower-worthy performance in Minnesota's 4-1 win over the Flyers Tuesday.
— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) March 30, 2022
Flames vs Kings
Calgary lost its regular-season rubber match with Colorado on Tuesday, falling 2-1 to an Avalanche team without injured star Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog. Still, the Flames have been the best team in the NHL since the New Year and have multiple award contenders: coach Darryl Sutter for the Jack Adams, Johnny Gaudreau for league MVP and Jacob Markstrom for the Vezina. Facing a middling Kings team that is 4-4-2 in their last 10 and without veteran blueline Drew Doughty for the rest of the year, Calgary should get back on track.
Final score prediction: Flames 6, Kings 3
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