NHL Playoff Predictions 2021

How the NHL playoffs 2021 will work is the top four teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where each round will be best-of-7.

This year the NHL playoff predictions 2021 will be a different format where the first two rounds of the playoffs will be intradivisional, with the first-place team playing the fourth-place team and the second-place team facing the third-place team in the first round. The four teams that advance from the second round to the Semifinal Round will be seeded by their points total in the regular season (No. 1 vs. No. 4; No. 2 vs. No. 3).

NHL Playoff Predictions 2021

Playoff Round 1

North Division Match-up
#1 Toronto Maple Leafs vs #4 Vancouver Canucks Toronto wins (4-2)
#2 Calgary Flames vs #3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal wins (4-3)

West Division Match-up
#1 Vegas Golden Knights vs #4 seed Arizona Coyotes Vegas wins (4-0)
#2 Colorado Avalanche vs #3 St. Louis Blues Colorado wins (4-2)

Central Division Match-up

#1 Dallas Stars vs #4 Nashville Predators Dallas wins (4-1)
#2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs #3 Carolina Hurricanes Tampa wins (4-3)

East Division Match-up

#1 Philadelphia Flyers vs #4 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh wins (4-3)
#2 Washington Capitals vs #3 Boston Bruins Washington wins (4-2)

Playoff Round 2

North Division Match-up

#1 Toronto Maple Leafs vs #3 Montreal Canadiens Toronto Wins (4-2)

West Division Match-up

#1 Vegas Golden Knights vs #2 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Wins (4-3)

Central Division Match-up

#1 Dallas Stars vs #2 Tampa Bay Lightning Dallas Wins (4-2)

East Division Match-up

#2 Washington Capitals vs #4 Pittsburgh Penguins Washington Wins (4-2)

Semifinal Round will be seeded by their points total in the regular season (No. 1 vs. No. 4; No. 2 vs. No. 3).

#1 Dallas Stars vs #4 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Wins (4-3)

#2 Toronto Maple Leafs vs #3 Washington Capitals Toronto Wins (4-2)

2020 STANLEY CUP FINALS

#2 Toronto Maple Leafs vs #4 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Wins (4-2)

The Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup!

Remember these are only predictions and a lot can change with injuries, team chemistry, players out of shape because of COVID-19 and other issues.

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