2016 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Bracket, Schedule

2016 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs will be played from April 13. The Finals of Stanley cup, the fourth and final round, will be held in early June 2016. This is the first time after 1970 no NHL Canadian team is qualified for post-season. Other than the clear favorites team who can win Stanley cup final in June, there are other 15 teams has also qualified for the playoffs. Washington Capital is that favorite team we are discussing about as they have made the best season gas President Trophy Winner with best records and most points in regular season.

Qualified Team for Playoffs:

Eastern Conference
Atlantic DivisionMetropolitan DivisionWild cards
Florida Panthers, Atlantic Division champions – 103 pointsWashington Capitals, Metropolitan Division champions, Eastern Conference regular season champions, Presidents’ Trophy winners – 120 pointsNew York Islanders – 100 points
Tampa Bay Lightning – 97 pointsPittsburgh Penguins – 104 pointsPhiladelphia Flyers – 96 points
Detroit Red Wings – 93 pointsNew York Rangers – 101 points
Western Conference
Central DivisionPacific DivisionWild cards
Dallas Stars, Central Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions – 109 pointsAnaheim Ducks, Pacific Division champions – 103 pointsNashville Predators – 96 points
St. Louis Blues – 107 pointsLos Angeles Kings – 102 pointsMinnesota Wild – 87 points
Chicago Blackhawks – 103 pointsSan Jose Sharks – 98 points

Bracket:

In every round, each team competes in best of 7 matches series with 2-2-1-1-1 format. The team having home ice benefit will play at home for the games 1 and 2 and 5 & 7 if necessary. The top three teams in each division — Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central, Pacific –earn berths, while the final four spots were given to two wild card teams in each conference.

NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Bracket, Schedule

  • A1, A2, A3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Atlantic Division, respectively
  • M1, M2, M3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Metropolitan Division, respectively
  • C1, C2, C3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Central Division, respectively
  • P1, P2, P3 – The first, second, and third place teams from the Pacific Division, respectively
  • WC – Wild Card teams

Schedule and results:

First round

Wednesday, April 13
Eastern Conference quarterfinals 
Game 1: Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Detroit Red Wings 2
Game 1: Pittsburgh Penguins 5, NY Rangers 2
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 1: St. Louis Blues 1, Chicago Blackhawks 0

Thursday, April 14
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 1: Washington Capitals 2, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Game 1: NY Islanders 5, Florida Panthers 4
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 1: Dallas Stars 4, Minnesota Wild 0
Game 1: San Jose Sharks 4, Los Angeles Kings 3

Friday, April 15
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 2: Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Detroit Red Wings 2
Game 2: Florida Panthers 3, New York Islanders 1
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 2: Chicago Blackhawks 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Game 1: Nashville Predators 3, Anaheim Ducks 2

Saturday, April 16
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 2: NY Rangers 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Game 2: Washington Capitals 4, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 2: Dallas Stars 2, Minnesota Wild 1
Game 2: San Jose Sharks 2, Los Angeles Kings 1

Sunday, April 17
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 3: Detroit Red Wings 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 0
Game 3: NY Islanders 4, Florida Panthers 3 OT
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 3: St. Louis Blues 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Game 2: Nashville Predators 3, Anaheim Ducks 2

Monday, April 18
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 3: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, CSN-PH, CSN-DC
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 3: Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild, 8:30 p.m., CNBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW
Game 3: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, CSN-CA

Tuesday, April 19
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 4: Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVAS2, FS-D, FS-F
Game 3: Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers, 7 p.m., USA, TVAS, SN, MSG, ROOT
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 4: St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN, TVAS, SN, CSN-CH, FS-MW
Game 3: Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators, 9:30 p.m., USA, SN360, TVAS2, FS-TN

Wednesday, April 20
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 4: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:00 p.m., NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, CSN-PH, CSN-DC
Game 4: Florida Panthers at NY Islanders, 8 p.m., USA, SN, TVAS2, MSG+, SUN
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 4: Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN, SN360, TVAS3, FS-N, FS-WI, FS-SW
Game 4: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m., USA, CBC, TVAS, CSN-CA

Thursday, April 21
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers, Time TBD, MSG, ROOT
Game 5: Detroit Red Wings at TB Lightning
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 4: Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m., TV TBD
Game 5: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues

Friday, April 22
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 5*: Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
Game 5: NY Islanders at Florida Panthers
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 5*: Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars
Game 5*: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings

Saturday, April 23
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 5*: NY Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 6*: St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks
Game 5*: Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks*

Sunday, April 24
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 6*: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers
Game 6*: Florida Panthers at NY Islander
Game 6*: Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 6*: Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild
Game 6*: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks

Monday, April 25
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 6*: Pittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 7*: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues
Game 6*: Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators

Tuesday, April 26
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 7*: NY Islanders at Florida Panthers
Game 7*: Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 7*: Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars
Game 7*: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings

Wednesday, April 27
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
Game 7*: Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
Game 7*: NY Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
Western Conference quarterfinals
Game 7*: Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks

*All times are in Eastern Time (ET) unless stated.