2019 NHL Playoffs Bracket: Playoff Progress and Notes
At least 60, but no more than 105, postseason games await.
Before you can tough Lord Stanley’s Cup, you must navigate the 2019 NHL playoffs bracket.
The time for playoff pictures are over: the field is determined, and it’s win or go home. Sixteen teams enter with a chance at history, but only one will drink from the Stanley Cup (which has hopefully been sterilized first).
Who made the playoffs this year, and what is the path each of the 16 playoff teams must take?
The 2019 NHL Playoffs Bracket
2019 NHL Playoffs Bracket: Field
|Atlantic 1||Tampa Bay Lightning (128 pts)|
|Metro 1||Washington Capitals (104 pts)|
|Atlantic 2||Boston Bruins (107 pts)|
|Metro 2||New York Islanders (103 pts)|
|Atlantic 3||Toronto Maple Leafs (100 pts)|
|Metro 3||Pittsburgh Penguins (100 pts)|
|1st Wild Card||Carolina Hurricanes (99 pts)|
|2nd Wild Card||Columbus Blue Jackets (98 pts)|
|Central 1||Nashville Predators (100 pts)|
|Pacific 1||Calgary Flames (107 pts)|
|Central 2||Winnipeg Jets (99 pts)|
|Pacific 2||San Jose Sharks (101 pts)|
|Central 3||St. Louis Blues (99 pts)|
|Pacific 3||Vegas Golden Knights (93 pts)|
|1st Wild Card||Dallas Stars (93 pts)|
|2nd Wild Card||Colorado Avalanche (90 pts)|
The Washington Capitals are the defending Stanley Cup champions, and have entered the playoffs as the Metropolitan Division winners. Tampa Bay won the President’s Trophy, finishing 21 points better than the next closest teams. Their 62 regular-season wins tied an NHL record.
Division Semifinals Head-To-Head Records
- Tampa Bay vs. Columbus: TB 3-0-0, CBJ 0-3-0
- Boston vs. Toronto: BOS 3-1-0, TOR 1-3-0
- Washington vs. Carolina: WSH 4-0-0, CAR 0-3-1
- NY Islanders vs. Pittsburgh: NYI 2-1-1, PIT 2-1-1
- Nashville vs. Dallas: NSH 3-2-0, DAL 2-1-2
- Winnipeg vs. St. Louis: WPG 3-1-0, STL 1-2-1
- Calgary vs. Colorado: CGY 3-0-0, COL 0-2-1
- San Jose vs. Vegas: SJ 2-2-0, VGK 2-1-1