2024 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket: Playoff Picture the Conference Finals

The Conference Finals of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway! Get up-to-date bracket info and more for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

May 21, 2024 • 08:21 ET • 4 min read
Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) celebrates his goal scored with center Tyler Seguin (91) and defenseman Thomas Harley (55) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche in game six.
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Four teams remain in the NHL Playoff bracket as they compete for the right to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup!

NHL playoff bracket

Follow along with our up-to-date bracket below as we track each series through to the end of the Stanley Cup Final, and make sure you keep up on which teams have the best odds to win the Stanley Cup. You can also track the progress of individual players with our Conn Smythe Trophy odds page.

Odds for today's NHL games

Playoff game odds will appear here once they become available.

Check out our expert NHL picks and Stanley Cup predictions throughout the 2024 NHL Playoffs.

2024 NHL Playoffs schedule

Date Round
April 20 Conference quarterfinals begin
May 5 Conference semifinals begin
May 22 Conference finals begin
June 3 Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

NHL playoff format

  • Sixteen teams qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. The current playoff format is a set bracket, mostly division-based, with wild cards.
  • The top three teams from each division make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs, while the remaining four spots are filled by the following two highest-placed finishers in each conference, regardless of their division.
  • In the First Round of the playoffs, the division winner with the best record in each conference will play against the wild card team with the worse record, while the wild card team with the better record will play the other division winner.
  • The teams finishing second and third in each division will play each other in the First Round within their respective division's bracket.
  • The winners of the First Round within each bracket will play each other in the Second Round to determine the four participants in the Conference Finals.

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