2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview


Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

1. Boston Bruins vs. 4. Florida Panthers

Players to Watch: G Linus Ullmark and F Matthew Tkachuk

Who Wins: Bruins in 5 games

2. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. 3. Tampa Bay Lightning

Players to Watch: F Auston Matthews and F Nikita Kucherov

Who Wins: Lightning in 7 games

Metropolitan Division

1. Carolina Hurricanes vs. 4. New York Islanders

Players to Watch: F Sebastian Aho and G Ilya Sorokin

Who Wins: Hurricanes in 6 games

2. New Jersey Devils vs. 3. New York Rangers

Players to Watch: F Jack Hughes and G Igor Shesterkin

Who Wins: Rangers in 6 games

Western Conference

Pacific Division

1. Vegas Golden Knights vs. 4. Winnipeg Jets

Players to Watch: G Jonathan Quick and G Connor Hellebuyck

Who Wins: Golden Knights in 6 games

2. Edmonton Oilers vs. 3. Los Angeles Kings

Players to Watch: F Connor McDavid and F Adrian Kempe

Who Wins: Kings in 7 games

Central Division

1. Colorado Avalanche vs. 4. Seattle Kraken

Players to Watch: F Mikko Rantanen and D Vince Dunn

Who Wins: Avalanche in 5 games

2. Dallas Stars vs. 3. Minnesota Wild

Players to Watch: F Jason Robertson and Goalies Filip Gustavsson and Marc-Andre Fleury

Who Wins: Stars in 6 games

Stanley Cup Prediction


Eastern Conference

1. Carolina Hurricanes vs. 4. New York Rangers

2. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. 3. Washington Capitals

1. Boston Bruins vs. 4. Florida Panthers

2. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. 3. Toronto Maple Leafs

Western Conference

1. Colorado Avalanche vs. 4. Winnipeg Jets

2. Minnesota Wild vs. 3. Dallas Stars

1. Vegas Golden Knights vs. 4. Edmonton Oilers

2. Calgary Flames vs. 3. Los Angeles Kings

Conference Finals

Hurricanes over Lightning

Avalanche over Kings

Stanley Cup Finals

Hurricanes over Avalanche

Stanley Cup Conference Finals Preview


Eastern Conference

2. New York Rangers vs. 3. Tampa Bay Lightning

Players to Watch: G Igor Shesterkin and G Andrei Vasilevskiy

Who Wins: Lightning in 6 games

Western Conference

1. Colorado Avalanche vs. 2. Edmonton Oilers

Players to Watch: D Cale Makar and F Connor McDavid

Who Wins: Avalanche in 6 games