2023 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Betting Online

2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final Betting Online

NHL Stanley Cup Betting

The Vegas Golden Knights won their first Stanley Cup by defeating the Florida Panthers in five games in the 2023 Stanley Cup Finals. Vegas became the first debutante winner since St. Louis lifted the award in 2019, and now there are just 11 teams in the league that have not won a title. Sadly, three of those teams are Canadian as the Great White North continues to suffer from a long drought in their favorite sport.

Surprisingly, we have seen teams from south of the Mason Dixon Line perform very well in recent years, especially compared to their Northern counterparts. While a Canadian team hasn’t lifted the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens did it in 1993, teams from the American South and Southwest have performed much better than expected. A team from Florida has played in four straight Stanley Cup Finals, and at least one team from south of the Mason Dixon Line has taken part in the finals since 2014.

That being said, many of the favorites to win the 2023-24 Stanley Cup are north of that line. Boston will be one of the teams to beat after putting together the best regular season in league history last season, and both Toronto and Edmonton have strong teams that could end Canada’s drought.

NHL Betting Lines

2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final

1 Vegas Golden Knights vs. WC2 Florida Panthers

VGK Wins 4-1

Game 1 (at Vegas) 6/3 VGK 5, FLA 2
Game 2 (at Vegas) 6/5 VGK 7, FLA 2
Game 3 (at Florida) 6/8 FLA 3, VGK 2 (OT)
Game 4 (at Florida) 6/10 FLA 2, VGK 3
Game 5 (at Vegas) 6/13 VGK 9, FLA 3

NHL Stanley Cup Winners (2000)

2023 Vegas Golden Knights Florida Panthers
2022 Colorado Avalanche Tampa Bay Lightning
2021 Tampa Bay Lightning Montreal Canadiens
2020 Tampa Bay Lightning Dallas Stars
2019 St. Louis Blues Boston Bruins
2018 Washington Capitals Vegas Golden Knights
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins Nashville Predators
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks
2015 Chicago Blackhawks Tampa Bay Lightning
2014 Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers
2013 Chicago Blackhawks Boston Bruins
2012 Los Angeles Kings New Jersey Devils
2011 Boston Bruins Vancouver Canucks
2010 Chicago Blackhawks Philadelphia Flyers
2009 Pittsburgh Penguins Detroit Red Wings
2008 Detroit Red Wings Pittsburgh Penguins
2007 Anaheim Ducks Ottawa Senators
2006 Carolina Hurricanes Edmonton Oilers
2005 N/A N/A
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Calgary Flames
2003 New Jersey Devils Anaheim Ducks
2002 Detroit Red Wings Carolina Hurricanes
2001 Colorado Avalanche New Jersey Devils
2000 New Jersey Devils Dallas Stars
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The Stanley Cup was originally a Challenge Cup rather than a cup awarded at the end of a particular season or series. The first winners were the Montreal Hockey Club in 1893, and they "defended" their Cup in 1894 against Ottawa HC. The Cup changed hands periodically, including multiple times in several years. It wasn't until 1915 that the Stanley Cup became an official "League vs. League" championship series, the first of which was won by the PCHA's Vancouver Millionaires. The Montreal Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup in 1916, becoming the first NHA team to win it in this format.

In 1927, the NHL became the sole holder of the Stanley Cup, and the idea of different leagues "challenging" the NHL went out the window once and for all.

The format of the Stanley Cup Finals hasn't always been the best-of-seven series we're used to today. In the 1920s, this was a "first to two wins" format, though it switched to best-of-five in the 1930s. In 1939, the Boston Bruins won the first-ever best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals by beating the Maple Leafs, and that format has remained the same ever since.

NHL Stanley Cup Results By Team

Montreal Canadiens 24 1993
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 1967
Detroit Red Wings 11 2008
Boston Bruins 6 2011
Chicago Blackhawks 6 2015
Edmonton Oilers 5 1990
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2017
New York Rangers 4 1994
Colorado Avalanche 3 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning 3 2021
New York Islanders 3 1983
New Jersey Devils 3 2003
Philadelphia Flyers 2 1975
Los Angeles Kings 2 2014
Vegas Golden Knights 1 2023
Washington Capitals 1 2018
Dallas Stars 1 1999
Calgary Flames 1 1989
Anaheim Ducks 1 2007
Carolina Hurricanes 1 2006
St. Louis Blues 1 2019
Vancouver Canucks 0 ---
Buffalo Sabres 0 ---
Florida Panthers 0 ---
Ottawa Senators 0 ---
San Jose Sharks 0 ---
Columbus Blue Jackets 0 ---
Minnesota Wild 0 ---
Nashville Predators 0 ---
Arizona Coyotes 0 ---
Winnipeg Jets 0 ---

NHL franchises have had some odd histories for sure, and that makes this chart a little skewed if you're a hockey history buff. The Ottawa Senators, for example, have won the Stanley Cup in the past. But the team that won the Cup in the 1920s folded before the advent of the new Ottawa Senators, who have only been to the Stanley Cup Finals once and have never won it.

Not surprisingly, there's a massive monopoly on the Stanley Cup, as Montreal, Toronto and Detroit have won 48 Cups between them, while no one else in the NHL has hoisted Lord Stanley's trophy more than six times. Is the field catching up? Sure.

Chicago, for example, has won three Cups since 2010 and looks poised for more in the near future, while Pittsburgh has won it four times since 2008, including becoming the first team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups since the 1997 and 1998 Detroit Red Wings in 2016 and 2017. With the parity in hockey though, it's becoming tougher and tougher to go on a huge run like we saw out of the Canadiens in the 1960s and 1970 or the Maple Leafs in the 1930s and 1940s.

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