They have the fourth-best record in the Western Conference entering the NHL Playoffs. And they’ve lost 4 straight games. But the Chicago Blackhawks were still the favorites to win the West when the sportsbooks released their odds.
The Blackhawks (48-28-6) come in at 15/4, ahead of the Anaheim Ducks (4/1) and St. Louis Blues (4/1), who tied for conference lead with identical 51-24-7 records. The Nashville Predators, another team who finished the regular season with more points than Chicago, were at 6/1, behind the Minnesota Wild (9/2).
The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs by 2 points.
See below to get the odds for the Western Conference playoff teams.
Odds to Win the Western Conference
The below odds were provided by sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com and are subject to change.
Chicago Blackhawks … 15/4
Anaheim Ducks … 4/1
St. Louis Blues … 4/1
Minnesota Wild … 9/2
Nashville Predators … 6/1
Vancouver Canucks … 8/1
Calgary Flames … 10/1
Winnipeg Jets … 12/1