How many teams qualify for the NHL playoffs? In total, 16 teams make the postseason in the NHL — eight from the Eastern Conference and eight from the Western Conference. For each conference, the top three teams from each division are guaranteed spots in the postseason, with the winners of the divisions getting the top two spots for the playoffs.
How many teams make the playoffs in the NHL 2022? We do know there will be four rounds – First Round, Second Round, Conference Championships, Stanley Cup Final. 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.
How will the 2022 NHL playoffs work? 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 does the playoffs work NHL? 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.