2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs thread

![](upload://uvTWpV8bz7pKqq2iEuhc8cMX4sM.jpeg)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Champions.

Tampa Bay defeated Dallas Stars 4 games to 2.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars

![](upload://vp5Bs8ojW6wP0obi4dQGG9YjSMh.jpeg)

*Dallas Stars are the Western Conference Champions.  

*Tampa Bay Lightning are the Eastern Conference Champions.

![](upload://tBnew7GWoBx87LveuQoGGztaO0.jpeg)

Updated bracket: Conference Finals

![](upload://hCAGvnCFRsyxf4vkGCLXm6EIb8J.jpeg)

Updated bracket: Conference Semifinals 

![](upload://d7C4ho90ceLWFd0N8Vuq7I5bsEV.png)

Bracket: Conference Quarterfinals 

![](upload://seb4CT61mABjqesp3nibLlu6WYC.jpeg)

Original bracket (before qualifiers)

![](upload://elTm0BNZXhNjMShoTAWmxMr3wym.jpeg)

6 Likes

• Round Robin: The top 4 teams play for First Round seeding (regular-season overtime rules in effect)

• Qualifying Round: The remaining 8 teams play best-of-5 series to advance to the First Round (playoff overtime rules in effect)

• First Round and Second Round: Format (seeding vs. bracket) and series lengths will be best-of-seven.

• Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final: Best-of-7 series will take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

![](upload://AewZGoeDz960pX94vMK8nlmQz9C.jpeg)

Playoffs start Saturday August 1, 2020

![](upload://koyFxyBuNKGUTcECPr1u4miXLDy.jpeg)

![](upload://9lGNwjZUrygdaSbBDWROir2XrXb.jpeg)

Odds to win the Stanley Cup (as of today)

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Networks:

NBC

NBCSN

USA

CNBC

NHL Network

ESPN+

GO BLUES!!!

3 Likes

CANT. FUCKING. WAIT!!!!

1 Like

Finally some hockey.

Go Bruins!

2 Likes

The fake crowd noise is unbearable. Literally unbearable. I won’t be watching due to how distracting and grating it is.

1 Like

Let's go Jackets! Hope they smuggled the cannon up north.

1 Like

These playoffs are really going to be exciting!!!  I was worried for a bit that they wouldn’t move forward, for liability, plus the NHL had already set the precedent in 2005, there was no regular season and no Stanley Cup champion!  It was a lockout due to the CBA dispute between league and players.  and that was when times were normal.  They almost did it again in 2012-2013 but luckily they came to an agreement and salvaged a “half season” and we got playoffs.  I’m really happy they are back and I think the 24 team system is very fair.  

Let’s go Vegas, Dallas from the west!  Maple Leafs from the East! 

BLUES!!!!!

1 Like

Would be the Ultimate Maple Leafs thing to do to win the Cup in a year when no fans are allowed and no parade.

I am so jacked for this. Didn't think I would be, but here we are.

2 Likes

go isles

1 Like
Isaac Fookin' Nootin -

Would be the Ultimate Maple Leafs thing to do to win the Cup in a year when no fans are allowed and no parade.

I am so jacked for this. Didn't think I would be, but here we are.

Me and every other Leaf fan have been saying the same thing. Would be typical Leafs

But if they do win, good luck stopping the stampede that would take place in downtown T.O.

1 Like

Let’s

Go

Hawks!!!

4 Likes
papa pump -
Isaac Fookin' Nootin -

Would be the Ultimate Maple Leafs thing to do to win the Cup in a year when no fans are allowed and no parade.

I am so jacked for this. Didn't think I would be, but here we are.

Me and every other Leaf fan have been saying the same thing. Would be typical Leafs

But if they do win, good luck stopping the stampede that would take place in downtown T.O.

Oh, I'll be there.

1st pints on me.

1 Like

In!

Let's go Pens!

1 Like
RJJH -

my "first round" predictions

WEST:

Blackhawks vs. Oilers

Canucks vs. Wild

Predators vs. Coyotes

Jets vs. Flames

1.  Blues

2.  Vegas

3.  Colorado

4.  Dallas

EAST:

Canadiens vs. Penguins

Rangers vs. Hurricanes

Panthers vs. Islanders

Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs

1.  Bruins

2.  Tampa

3.  Wash

4.  Philly

I won't predict the round robin.

West....

Oilers

Canucks

Preds

Jets

East...

Penguins

Canes 

Panthers

Leafs

1 Like