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Below are the 2018 NHL Playoff Predictions. Remember these are just predictions. A lot can change from now till the end of the season. The New Jersey Devils will make the playoffs and be the #8 seed, getting them the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round. The Florida Panthers will fall just short of making it. In the Western conference, the Colorado Avalanche will also squeak into the playoffs as the #8 seed and face the Nashville Predators. The Golden Knights win the Pacific but will loose to the surprising LA Kings in the first round.

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2018 NHL Playoff Predictions

2018 Eastern Conference Playoffs

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Tampa Bay Lightning vs #8 seed New Jersey Devils Tampa wins (4-1)

#2 seed Washington Capitals vs #7 seed Columbus Blue Jackets Washington wins (4-3)

Division Match-ups

#2 Boston Bruins vs #3 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto wins (4-3)

#2 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #3 Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh wins (4-2)

Playoff Round 2

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Washington wins (4-3)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto wins (4-3)

Eastern Conference Finals

Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs Washington wins (4-2)



2018 Western Conference Playoffs

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Nashville Predators vs #8 seed Colorado Avalanche Nashville wins (4-1)

#2 seed Vegas Golden Knights vs #7 seed LA Kings  LA Kings wins (4-2)

Division Match-ups

#2 Winnipeg Jets vs #3 Minnesota Wild Winnipeg wins (4-1)

#2 Anaheim Ducks vs #3 San Jose Sharks San Jose wins (4-3)

Playoff Round 2

Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets Nashville wins (4-3)

San Jose Sharks vs LA Kings San Jose wins (4-2)

Western Conference Finals

Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks Nashville wins (4-2)

2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators Nashville Wins (4-3)



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