NHL Playoff Preview 2013

2013 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

WhatIfSports.com presents its 2013 Stanley Cup playoff predictions. The main bracket and round-by-round series breakdowns are below. The table to the right of the bracket displays the likelihood of each team advancing, based on its performance in the simulation.

We simulated the entire Stanley Cup playoffs 1,001 times using the current season rosters and statistics. Home-ice advantage is taken into account. Average wins and losses per series are indicated in the white boxes within the bracket. To toggle between rounds, click the appropriate link below the bracket. If you wish to simulate any 2013 NHL playoff series yourself, click on the NHL SimMatchup links below the main bracket.

First Round
Conf. Semifinals
Conf. Finals
Finals
1
8
Penguins
Islanders
4
0
4
5
Bruins
Maple Leafs
4
3
3
6
Capitals
Rangers
4
3
2
7
Canadiens
Senators
4
3
1
8
Blackhawks
Wild
4
0
4
5
Blues
Kings
3
4
3
6
Canucks
Sharks
4
2
2
7
Ducks
Red Wings
4
3
1
4
Penguins
Bruins
4
1
3
2
Capitals
Canadiens
4
3
1
5
Blackhawks
Kings
4
1
3
2
Canucks
Ducks
3
4
1
3
Penguins
Capitals
4
2
1
2
Blackhawks
Ducks
4
1
1
1
Penguins
Blackhawks
2
4

WINNING PERCENTAGES

Eastern Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semis Conf.Finals Cup Winner
1 Pittsburgh
97.1% 82.0% 67.7% 21.5%
3 Washington
52.7% 27.2% 7.8% 1.4%
4 Boston
54.2% 23.7% 7.4% 1.4%
6 NY Rangers
47.3% 14.5% 4.0% 0.9%
5 Toronto
45.8% 18.2% 4.9% 0.8%
2 Montreal
58.6% 28.3% 6.1% 0.7%
7 Ottawa
41.4% 5.8% 2.1% 0.3%
8 NY Islanders
2.9% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Western Conference
Seed/Team 1st Round Conf. Semis Conf.Finals Cup Winner
1 Chicago
97.5% 91.7% 84.5% 69.2%
2 Anaheim
57.5% 34.5% 4.9% 1.4%
3 Vancouver
71.3% 36.1% 5.0% 1.0%
7 Detroit
42.5% 4.5% 2.7% 0.7%
5 Los Angeles
52.0% 14.3% 0.9% 0.4%
4 St. Louis
48.0% 13.0% 1.3% 0.2%
8 Minnesota
2.5% 0.8% 0.3% 0.1%
6 San Jose
28.7% 5.2% 0.4% 0.0%
Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Washington Capitals logo
1
3
Penguins
Capitals
4
2
PIT:
36-12-0

VS.

WAS:
27-18-3



Chicago Blackhawks logo
Anaheim Ducks logo
1
2
Blackhawks
Ducks
4
1
CHI:
36-7-5

VS.

ANA:
30-12-6

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