When do the NHL payoffs start? -round schedule, odds for 2020 Stanley Cup chase

The 2019-20 NHL routine season is waning and the playoff push remains in full swing.

Existing favorites for the Stanley Cup consist of the Vegas Golden Knights, who just recently traded for defenseman Alec Martinez and goalie Robin Lehner, and anticipated Presidents’ Trophy winners the Boston Bruins. The Tampa Bay Lightning are likewise a hot choice as they attempt to eliminate the shame of a first-round exit last season.

Is this lastly the year for Tampa Bay? Will Boston recover its area on top of the hockey world? Could the St. Louis Blues go back-to-back? Or will another team surprise everyone this spring?

Only time will inform.

Below is whatever you need to get you all set for the 2020 postseason.

When do the NHL playoffs start?

The first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs is slated to start on Wednesday, April 8.

How do the Stanley Cup playoffs work?

8 teams from each conferencequalify Each best-of-seven series is played in a 2– 2– 1– 1– 1 format, and the winners advance to the next round.

In the first round, the front runner in each conference plays the second wild-card winner while the other division winner plays the first wildcard In each division, the second and 3rd location teams fight it out to see who will advance to the conferencesemifinals

Teams that advance to the conference semifinals take on versus the rest of their bracket to identify who will play in the conferencefinal When the info ends up being readily available,

NHL playoff schedule

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Upgraded odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup

Team Odds *
Vegas Golden Knights 9/2
Boston Bruins 6/1
Tampa Bay Lightning 7/1
Colorado Avalanche10/ 1
St. Louis Blues10/ 1
Washington Capitals10/ 1
Dallas Stars16/ 1
Philadelphia Leaflets16/ 1
Pittsburgh Penguins16/ 1
Toronto Maple Leafs18/ 1
Edmonton Oilers25/ 1
Vancouver Canucks25/ 1
Calgary Flames30/ 1
Nashville Predators30/ 1
Arizona Coyotes40/ 1
Carolina Hurricanes40/ 1
New York City Islanders40/ 1
Columbus Blue Jackets80/ 1
Florida Panthers80/ 1
Minnesota Wild80/ 1
New York City Rangers80/ 1
Winnipeg Jets100/ 1
Chicago Blackhawks500/ 1
Montreal Canadiens500/ 1
Buffalo Sabres1000/ 1

*sportsline.com, since March 3

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