NHL Playoff Preview 2012

2012 NHL PLAYOFFS PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

Whatifsports.com presents its 2012 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 white boxes within the bracket. To toggle between rounds, click the appropriate link. If you wish to simulate any 2012 NHL playoff series yourself, click on the NHL SimMatchup links below the main bracket.

1
8
Rangers
Senators
4
2
4
5
Penguins
Flyers
4
2
3
6
Panthers
Devils
2
4
2
7
Bruins
Capitals
4
1
1
8
Canucks
Kings
4
2
4
5
Predators
Red Wings
3
4
3
6
Coyotes
Blackhawks
4
2
2
7
Blues
Sharks
4
2
1
6
Rangers
Devils
4
2
2
4
Bruins
Penguins
4
2
1
5
Canucks
Red Wings
3
4
2
3
Blues
Coyotes
4
3
1
2
Rangers
Bruins
2
4
5
2
Red Wings
Blues
4
3
2
5
Bruins
Red Wings
4
3

WINNING PERCENTAGES

Eastern Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semifinals Conf.Finals Cup Winner
2 Boston
93.81% 74.53% 52.55% 35.56%
1 New York
72.73% 53.35% 22.78% 12.49%
4 Pittsburgh
81.72% 40.06% 17.98% 9.39%
6 New Jersey
77.52% 20.68% 8.50% 5.00%
8 Ottawa
27.27% 5.29% 3.50% 2.10%
5 Philadelphia
18.28% 4.20% 2.60% 2.00%
7 Washington
6.19% 2.90% 1.10% 0.90%
3 Florida
22.48% 2.00% 0.50% 0.27%
Western Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semifinals Conf.Finals Cup Winner
5 Detroit
63.24% 43.26% 28.07% 16.18%
1 Vancouver
72.13% 42.46% 23.18% 8.79%
2 St. Louis
71.63% 43.76% 20.78% 7.29%
4 Nashville
36.76% 20.48% 10.59% 3.40%
3 Phoenix
72.63% 27.37% 11.29% 3.10%
7 San Jose
28.37% 8.69% 4.19% 2.70%
8 Los Angeles
27.87% 8.49% 3.30% 1.50%
6 Chicago
27.37% 5.49% 2.60% 1.02%
New York Rangers
Boston bruins
1
2
Rangers
Bruins
2
4
NYR:
51-24-7

VS.

BOS:
49-29-4



Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
5
2
Red Wings
Blues
4
3
DET:
48-28-6

VS.

STL:
49-22-11

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