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)
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.
How does the NHL playoff bracket work? Every series, no matter the round, will play a best-of-seven series, meaning the first team to win four games advances to the next round. Each series is played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, which means the team with the better record plays Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 at its home arena, while its opponent hosts Games 3, 4, and 6.