NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs | Key dates, TV-info & Odds

The NHL is into the final crucial rounds and the field that are going to compete for the Conference Champions and a spot in the Stanley Cup final is almost set. The 2021/22 regular season comes to an end on May 1st and the top ranked teams from each of the four divisions proceed to the playoffs. Find everything you need to know on the upcoming conclusion of the NHL season and guidance on how to watch the matches live on TV and stream here.


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How can I watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs where 16 teams compete for a spot in the Stanley Cup final is scheduled to begin on May 2nd. As of this season, the NHL has found itself a new home with ESPN and Turner Sports as new airing networks of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not since 2004 has the NHL been covered by ESPN and for Turner Sports this will be the first ever season.

The matches of the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be split between the two broadcasters and when the NHL Conference Finals comes up, ESPN has the first choice of which series to broadcast. The Stanley Cup Final will alternate between the two networks and this season it will be ESPN delivering the action from the final series.

In Canada, it will once again be Roger Media who covers the Stanley Cup Playoffs. All matches will be aired live on Sportsnet Networks and CBC Television. This is the eight year of the current 12th-year running contract with Roger Media broadcasting the NHL Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final in Canada.

Any regional broadcasters affiliated with ESPN or Turner Sports will continue covering the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For further information on how to watch the upcoming NHL matches, please check out the NHL TV- and streaming schedule below.


When is the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on May 2nd and conclude with the Stanley Cup Final series later in June. Exact dates will be disclosed at a later stage. Remember to keep an eye out at Livesportsontv.com for more information on when, where and how to follow the Playoffs live.

Odds on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

16 teams, all fighting for the most prestigious title. The Stanley Cup Playoffs is the highlight of the ice hockey season where only the best teams feature. Pick a winner or having a say on the outcome is not an easy thing but the odds from BetMGM can give us a good hint on which teams that are in front to win the Stanley Cup 2022.

Outright Winner

Avalanche +350
Panthers +550
Flames +900
Hurricanes +1000
Lightning +1000
Maple Leafs +1000
Bruins +1600
Rangers +1600
Wild +1800
Penguins +1800
Golden Knight +2000
Oilers +2500
Blues +2500
Capitals +3000
Stars +4000
Predators +4000
Kings +5000
Canucks +25000
Jets +25000

Winning Conference

East -125
West +100


Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers are favorites to go all the way this season and lift the trophy later in June. The Panthers have showed all season how strong they are and haven’t let of the top position in the Eastern Conference once. We are not surprised that the bookmakers hold them as high as they do, and it would come as a huge surprise if the Panthers doesn’t reach past the first two rounds of the Playoffs at least.

The Avalanche seem to repeat last season’s success when they got honored with the President’s Trophy for the best record in the regular season. Evenly matched with the Panthers this season, they look like one of the potential champions.

Check out more odds on NHL at BetMGM. The stakes rise as the regular season comes to an end and we enter the final stages of the NHL season. One loss can be the difference between a season failure and a campaign towards the Stanley Cup trophy.

Follow the fallout of the NHL season at BetMGM where you will find a massive selection of betting markets and lines. Whether you are looking for long time bets, probs bets or traditional markets like over/under and money lines, you will find it here. BetMGM is also hosting one of the best live betting platforms there is, where you can place bets as the match plays on and have your potential payouts in no time.


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Author: Dan Anderson