NHL Playoff Preview 2011

2011 NHL PLAYOFFS PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

Whatifsports.com presents its 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview. Below is the main bracket and round-by-round series breakdown. To the right of the bracket is a table explaining each playoff team's chances of winning each round including the Stanley Cup.

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 bracket. To toggle between rounds, click the appropriate link. If you wish to simulate any 2011 NHL playoff series yourself, click on the NHL SimMatchup links below the main bracket. You can also learn more about our 2011 NHL Playoff Preview and Predictions.

1
8
Capitals
Rangers
3
4
4
5
Penguins
Lightning
4
3
3
6
Bruins
Canadiens
4
0
2
7
Flyers
Sabres
4
1
1
8
Canucks
Blackhawks
4
2
4
5
Ducks
Predators
2
4
3
6
Red Wings
Coyotes
2
4
2
7
Sharks
Kings
4
3
2
8
Flyers
Rangers
4
3
3
4
Bruins
Penguins
4
1
1
6
Canucks
Coyotes
4
2
2
5
Sharks
Predators
2
4
2
3
Flyers
Bruins
2
4
1
5
Canucks
Predators
4
3
1
3
Canucks
Bruins
3
4

WINNING PERCENTAGES

Eastern Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semifinals Conf.Finals Cup Winner
3 Boston
96.30% 78.12% 58.74% 35.96%
2 Philadelphia
82.92% 45.25% 24.48% 11.29%
8 New York
60.34% 18.98% 5.59% 1.19%
1 Washington
39.66% 23.58% 4.90% 1.00%
4 Pittsburgh
59.64% 16.98% 3.40% 0.59%
7 Buffalo
17.08% 7.29% 1.21% 0.32%
5 Tampa Bay
40.36% 9.19% 1.60% 0.31%
6 Montreal
3.71% 0.62% 0.02% 0.001%
Western Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semifinals Conf.Finals Cup Winner
1 Vancouver
80.92% 69.03% 55.64% 35.86%
5 Nashville
74.42% 44.66% 17.98% 5.99%
6 Phoenix
76.32% 25.77% 7.59% 2.31%
2 San Jose
55.24% 28.17% 7.09% 1.20%
8 Chicago
19.08% 10.19% 5.99% 1.83%
7 Los Angeles
44.76% 8.39% 4.01% 1.11%
4 Anaheim
25.57% 7.49% 1.30% 0.52%
3 Detroit
23.68% 6.29% 3.40% 0.26%
Vancouver Canucks
Boston Bruins
1
3
Canucks
Bruins
3
4
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