NHL Playoff Preview 2014

2014 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

WhatIfSports.com presents its 2014 Stanley Cup playoff predictions. The main bracket and round-by-round series breakdowns are below. The table to the right of the bracket displays the likelihood of each team advancing, based on its performance in the simulation.

We simulated the entire Stanley Cup playoffs 1,001 times using the current season rosters and statistics. Home-ice advantage is taken into account. Average wins and losses per series are indicated in the white boxes within the bracket. To toggle between rounds, click the appropriate link below the bracket. If you wish to simulate any 2014 NHL playoff series yourself, click on the NHL SimMatchup links below the main bracket.

First Round
Conf. Semifinals
Conf. Finals
Finals
1
4
Bruins
Red Wings
4
0
2
3
Lightning
Canadiens
4
2
1
4
Penguins
Blue Jackets
3
4
2
3
Rangers
Flyers
3
4
1
4
Ducks
Stars
4
1
2
3
Sharks
Kings
4
3
1
4
Avalanche
Wild
4
1
2
3
Blues
Blackhawks
3
4
1
2
Bruins
Lightning
4
1
4
3
Blue Jackets
Flyers
2
4
1
2
Ducks
Sharks
4
1
1
3
Avalanche
Blackhawks
3
4
1
3
Bruins
Flyers
4
1
1
3
Ducks
Blackhawks
4
3
1
1
Bruins
Ducks
4
2

WINNING PERCENTAGES

Eastern Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semis Conf.Finals Cup Winner
1 Boston
91.9% 80.8% 72.0% 55.7%
2 NY Rangers
47.9% 29.5% 7.7% 3.0%
2 Tampa Bay
71.9% 13.4% 7.2% 2.8%
3 Philadelphia
52.1% 32.1% 5.4% 1.4%
4 Columbus
52.0% 21.1% 2.9% 0.5%
1 Pittsburgh
48.0% 17.4% 2.5% 0.5%
4 Detroit
8.1% 2.5% 1.0% 0.3%
3 Montreal
28.1% 3.3% 1.3% 0.2%
Western Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semis Conf.Finals Cup Winner
1 Anaheim
80.0% 56.2% 35.1% 13.2%
3 Chicago
57.0% 38.4% 21.3% 8.9%
2 St. Louis
43.0% 27.8% 13.7% 5.4%
2 San Jose
57.5% 21.9% 10.1% 2.8%
1 Colorado
75.3% 29.7% 10.4% 2.5%
3 Los Angeles
42.5% 15.3% 6.8% 2.3%
4 Dallas
20.0% 6.6% 1.7% 0.4%
4 Minnesota
24.7% 4.2% 1.0% 0.1%
Boston Bruins logo
Tampa Bay Lightning logo
1
2
Bruins
Lightning
4
1
BOS:
54-19-9

VS.

TB:
46-27-9



Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Philadelphia Flyers logo
4
3
Blue Jackets
Flyers
2
4
COL:
43-32-7

VS.

PHI:
42-30-10
Anaheim Ducks logo
San Jose Sharks logo
1
2
Ducks
Sharks
4
1
ANA:
54-20-8

VS.

SJ:
51-22-9
Colorado Avalanche logo
Chicago Blackhawks logo
1
3
Avalanche
Blackhawks
3
4
COL:
52-22-8

VS.

CHI:
46-21-15
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