Updated Playoff Bracket for 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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New York Rangers' Chris Kreider, second from right, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with teammates during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are an exhilarating two-month stretch for NHL betting. Here’s the current playoff bracket:

NHL Playoff Bracket: Eastern Conference

NHL Playoff Bracket: Western Conference

NHL Standings, 2023-24 Regular Season

Standings By 365Scores.com

How Many Teams Make the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Sixteen teams make the playoffs, eight from each conference. The top three teams from each division are guaranteed a playoff spot, along with the top two teams from either division as Wild Cards.

How Does Stanley Cup Playoff Seeding Work?

The top team in each conference – i.e., the team with more points of the two division winners – plays the second Wild Card in each conference. The other division winner plays the first Wild Card team.

The Nos. 2 and 3 teams in each division play each other.

Are Teams Reseeded in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

NHL teams aren’t reseeded in each round of the playoffs.

How Many Rounds In the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

There are four rounds: First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals, and Stanley Cup Final.

Each series in each round is a best-of-seven.

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