How many teams make the NHL playoffs? Each series in all rounds will be a best-of-seven series. 16 total teams make the Stanley Cup playoffs, eight from the East and eight from the West.
What teams are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022?
- A1. Florida Panthers vs. WC2. Washington Capitals (FLA 4-2) A2. Toronto Maple Leafs vs.
- A3. Tampa Bay Lightning (TB 4-3)
- M1. Carolina Hurricanes vs. WC1. Boston Bruins (CAR 4-3) M2.
- New York Rangers vs. M3. Pittsburgh Penguins (NYR 4-3)
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.
How does NHL playoff bracket work? Here’s how the playoffs work, via NHL.com: The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division.