Find scores from today's NHL hockey games above, updated as the action takes place. The major professional and college sports in the United States break up their games into quarters and halves while pro hockey is in a world all by itself. The NHL Scoreboard is shown in periods three to be exact. An NHL ice hockey game consists of 60 minutes, divided equally by 20 minutes and they’re labeled first (1), second (2) and third (3). Similar to other professional sports, the NHL doesn’t have ties anymore so you won’t see stalemates on the NHL Scoreboard anymore. In order to prevent ties, the league has created not one but two options to create a winner and a loser.
Overtime and Shootouts
When you viewing the VegasInsider.com NHL scoreboard, you’ll sometimes see a 4 or 5 listed next to the third period. The fourth period (4) is known as Overtime, which is a 5-minute period and the first team to score becomes the winner. If the game is still tied after the overtime period, the NHL Scoreboard will go to the fifth (5) period or the Shootout. Each team is given three penalty shots to score on their opponent and whoever has more goals is deemed the winner. If the score remains tied, a ‘sudden death’ format will follow until a winner is declared.
Understanding the Line
Next to each team, you’ll see a number which is called the Rotation. When placing a wager at a sportsbook, you’re betting on that number which is associated with the team. The NHL shows their line in Money-Line format which means you just have to pick the winner of the game. The O/U is abbreviated for the Over-Under or Total, which is a wager that accounts for all goals scored in the game. Bettors can go ‘high’ or ‘low’ for this matchup and cheer for both offensive or defensive units. Make a note that goals scored in the shootout only add ‘one’ goal to your total outcome.
The ATS column could easily be the most important featured on the NHL Scoreboard and it’s clearly for bettors looking for Against the Spread result. After the game is completed, the winning team is highlighted with a “Red Check” plus they also receive a “Cover” label in the ATS column. The Over or Under is given as well for the total, and don’t be surprised to see the word ‘Push’ which is a synonym for tie in the sports betting industry. If you are in a state where sports betting is legal, please check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make NHL bets.
NHL Results & Records
What’s great about the VegasInsider.com NHL Scoreboard is that it includes valuable betting information to help you with your NHL wagers. Prior to the start of the game, bettors can follow the Line Movements on our NHL Scoreboard from multiple sportsbooks in the United States. Knowing where the money is being moved can be very key if you prefer to follow ‘sharp’ bettors or perhaps fade the ‘public’ masses.
Before the game, the NHL Scoreboard populates a Preview link and that feature shows the Results and Records of both NHL teams in the matchup. When the game concludes a Recap link will appear and that’s a great tool for bettors to keep in their handicapping workshop. Knowing how the game played out and finding out the betting result is great.
Along with showing the matchups for games played in the past, present and future – the NHL Scoreboard helps the bettor follow the action with NHL Livescores. The time is updated throughout each period as are the results. What’s great about betting on the NHL is that you have 10-15 minutes after the first and second periods to regroup and fire away with In-Game wagering. You can certainly do that during the game while you follow the Livescores but that extra time never hurts to provide an edge.