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  • We track the odds to make the playoffs for all 32 NHL teams throughout the 2021-22 season
  • The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning are the biggest favorites to make the playoffs
  • See the graphs and tables below for all the updated odds on who will miss and make the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs

After COVID-19 forced the NHL to restructure the divisions and conferences for the 2020-21 NHL season, they have reverted back to their regular structure. The Metropolitan and Atlantic make up the Eastern Conference, while the Pacific and Central form the Western Conference.

Make sure to follow along with all of our NHL playoff odds updates, so you can grab your favorite team at the right time with the best value.

The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from reputable online sports betting sites.

NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Odds

 Make & Miss Odds in Eastern Conference

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Tampa Bay Lightning -2000 +1000
Toronto Maple Leafs -1200 +750
Boston Bruins -650 +475
Florida Panthers -475 +350
New York Islanders -300 +235
Pittsburgh Penguins -265 +210
Washington Capitals -150 +130
Carolina Hurricanes -150 +130
New York Rangers -150 +130
Philadelphia Flyers -120 +100
New Jersey Devils +160 -190
Montreal Canadiens +170 -200
Detroit Red Wings +1200 -2500
Columbus Blue Jackets +1200 -2500
Buffalo Sabres +1500 -4000
Ottawa Senators +1500 -4000

All odds as of August 18th

  • [Aug 18]: The Lightning have opened with the best odds to make the playoffs in the East. A cluster of teams sit in the middle of pack at -150 including, the Capitals, Hurricanes, and Rangers.

Looking for the latest NHL odds? – Get current moneyline odds, puck lines, and totals for all upcoming games today here.

NHL Western Conference Playoff Odds

 Make & Miss Odds in Western Conference

Team Odds to Make Playoffs Odds to Miss Playoffs
Colorado Avalanche -4000 +1500
Vegas Golden Knights -1600 +900
Minnesota Wild -320 +250
Edmonton Oilers -320 +350
Dallas Stars -220 +180
St. Louis Blues -180 +155
Winnipeg Jets -130 +110
Seattle Kraken -130 +110
Chicago Blackhawks -130 +110
Calgary Flames +115 +100
Vancouver Canucks +145 -165
Los Angeles Kings +215 -265
Nashville Predators +250 -320
San Jose Sharks +250 -320
Arizona Coyotes +1500 -4000
Anaheim Ducks +1500 -4000
  • [Aug 18]: The Avalanche have the longest odds of any team to make the playoffs in the NHL this season. Three teams hover around that 8th and final playoff spot in the opening odds, including the Jets, Kraken, and Blackhawks.

Archived Stanley Cup Odds: 2020-21, 2019-20

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