In sports, as in betting on it, there is nothing better than practice because nothing can replace it. In order to be well versed in hockey and also become like it you need to watch many matches and read analytical articles. Today we will remember the best hockey matches that are definitely worthy of your attention. Viewing them will help you better understand hockey and also understand how to make correct predictions and bets based on them.

USSR-Canada, 1972
Many experts believe that the best ice hockey game in the history of the sport took place in 1972. It was a meeting between the USSR national team and the Canadian national team from the famous super series. The game in Montreal was watched by eighteen thousand spectators, it ended with a score of 7: 3 in favor of the Soviet hockey players.

Russia 7-4 Finland, OI-1998 semi-finals
But in 98 – on the first arrival of the NHL team to the Games – the stars came together: the team was headed by Yurzinov Sr., the best players booked tickets to Japan, and Pavel Bure issued a brilliantly ideal tournament. His 5 goals in the semifinals are not just a masterpiece, but a rare mockery. Bure ran away, ran away, flew away and simply made it clear that his level, in comparison with the earthly Finns, is cosmic.

Russia – Canada 2012
They did it, they turned 6: 1 into 6: 5 and shot Makarov for five minutes. For which, perhaps, it was the best 5 minutes of his career. Then there was an excellent (for Makarov) final against the Swedes, but it didn’t end so abruptly. But the collection of the best hockey matches was replenished, Kuznetsov issued one of the best games of 2012, some goalkeepers started – others finished. It was fun for both viewers and those who bet.

How to do a pre-match analysis?

Before placing a bet, the user needs to find the percentage of the goalkeeper’s goals won in matches. Such information is freely available on statistics services. When analyzing the line of defense, one should look at the value of utility and “plus or minus”. It shows the percentage of goals scored and conceded when this athlete was in the arena.
The level of athletes in the offensive line in hockey games can be determined by the number of goals scored and the number of passes made. To get information about the club, you need to look at the average performance. Special attention in bets is paid to the implementation of throws. Users bet on teams that are good at implementing scoring chances.
For example, the user analyzes the matches and determines that the opponents have a lot of injured players. Moreover, they are important participants in coaching tactics. This fact is important and plays a special role in betting. A team with a large number of injured hockey players will not be able to outplay an equal opponent. All of these will help you to make a successful bet.