How does NHL playoffs Work 2022? The top three teams in each division earn berths in the playoffs. The next two teams in terms of total points in the conference, regardless of division, earn the wild-card spots. This provides a total of eight teams from each conference. The top seed in each division plays one of the wild-card teams in its conference.
How many teams go to the NHL playoffs? As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The format now is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards.
What is the NHL playoff format? Format. The Stanley Cup playoffs consists of four rounds of best-of-seven series. Each series is played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, meaning the team with home-ice advantage hosts games one, two, five, and seven, while their opponent hosts games three, four, and six. Games five, six, and seven are only played if needed.
What teams are in Stanley Cup playoffs?
- Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders (NYI wins 4-2)
- Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins (BOS wins 4-1)
- New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins (NYI wins 4-2)
- Hurricanes vs. Lightning (TB wins 4-1)
- Canadiens vs. Jets (MTL wins 4-0)
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