One of unique wagers is NHL first period betting. If you don't want to bet on the entire game there is still an option for you - first period bets. You can bet on the outcome of the first period both with a money line (with a 0.5 goal spread) and a total. This can be handy to capitalize on a team that is a fast starter, or to bet against one that you suspect could stumble out of the gate in a game.
The NHL playoffs provide betting opportunities that aren't there during the regular season that sharp bettors can take advantage of. One such opportunity, is betting on the winner of an NHL Playoff series. NHL Series Predictions