Article posted on Tuesday 26 March
Stanley Cup Futures
Article posted on Tuesday 23 April
For the first time since the present NHL playoff format was put in place in 2014, the top seeds in each Conference have been eliminated in the first round, and in relatively easy fashion. As the first round nears conclusion, the race for the Stanley Cup is now wide open, and teams that were big underdogs two weeks ago now suddenly have real shot at the championship.
Only two weeks remain before the start of the 2019 NHL playoffs. A few spots are a lock but many teams are still jockeying for playoff positioning, and some are in a dogfight for a Wild Card spot.