Check out the latest NHL Playoffs betting information for the 2021 season below.
NHL Odds to win the Stanley Cup
The odds to win the new Divisions, as well as the Stanley Cup 2021 odds and NHL playoff odds, are constantly changing so we'll keep you updated as the bookmakers submit odds. The odds were last updated on July 13, 2021:
|NHL Stanley Cup Winners Odds 2022|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||7.00||7.00||7.00|
|Vegas Golden Knights||7.00||7.00||7.00|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||15.00||15.00||15.00|
|New York Islanders||21.00||21.00||21.00|
2021 NHL Playoffs teams
Many things are different when it comes to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2021. The regular season was only 56 games and the divisions were reorganized to eliminate travel across the US - Canadian border.
Ten teams have clinched the playoffs birth as of May 3rd which leaves six spots to be filled. The new Canadian Northern Division remains the most competitive at this point with three Playoffs spots up for grabs.
We’ll list the new divisions and their respective Playoffs situations below.
Northern Division - Scotia North
Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to qualify for the Playoffs already. Edmonton Oilers are going to do it next and I would be surprised if Winnipeg Jets didn’t qualify too. Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks will decide the last spot in Scotia North.
After 50 games played, the Canadiens are sitting at 55 points, a comfortable eight points on top of the Flames when each team can still get 12 points. What makes this interesting is this: the Flames will play the Jets once, the Senators once, and then Vancouver Canucks four times. The Canucks have only played 45 games and could still technically make it, but that would mean winning a minimum of ten games out of their remaining 11. The Canadiens are the likeliest to grab the fourth spot, and if it’s not them, it’s probably the Flames.
North Division Playoff teams 2021:
Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens
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Central Division - Discover Central
The NHL leading Carolina Hurricanes look like the strongest candidate to win the new Discover Central Division. Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers have both already qualified for the playoffs, and Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are fighting for the last spot.
Central Division Playoff teams 2021:
Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators
Western Division - Honda West
The playoffs picture is starting to be clear in the West; Vegas Golden Knights, Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild have all already qualified for the playoffs, and St Louis Blues only need five points in their last six games to deny Arizona Coyotes the last spot (and that’s if the Coyotes win their last four matches).
West Division Playoff teams 2021:
Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues
Eastern Division - MassMutual East
We already know all four playoffs teams from the MassMutual East Division. Pittsburgh Penguins are leading the division and Washington Capitals and New York Islanders are really close behind - this trio has already officially qualified for the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The fourth team will be Boston Bruins, who only need one more point in their last six matches to officially clinch the spot. New York Rangers still have a mathematical chance of qualifying, but absolute miracles will need to happen for them to make it to the playoffs.
East Division Playoff teams 2021:
Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, New York Islanders