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2021-22 NHL projected standings | 2022 NHL Playoff Predictions

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With the Seattle Kraken expansion draft and a salary cap that is not going up, a lot of players this summer have changed teams and some teams have improved, while others went into re-build mode.

Below are the 2021-22 NHL projected standings and the 2022 NHL playoff predictions and 2022 Stanley Cup winner.

(WC) = Wild Card Teams (MP) = Missed Playoffs

2021-2022 NHL REGULAR SEASON PREDICTIONS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Metropolitan Division

1. New York Islanders
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Carolina Hurricanes
4. Washington Capitals (WC)
5. Philadelphia Flyers (MP)
6. New York Rangers (MP)
7. New Jersey Devils (MP)
8. Columbus Blue Jackets (MP)

Atlantic Division

1. Tampa Bay Lightning
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
3. Florida Panthers
4. Boston Bruins (WC)
5. Montreal Canadiens (MP)
6. Ottawa Senators (MP)
7. Detroit Red Wings (MP)
8. Buffalo Sabres (MP)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

1. Dallas Stars
2. Colorado Avalanche
3. Winnipeg Jets
4. St. Louis Blues (WC)
5. Chicago Blackhawks (WC)
6. Minnesota Wild (MP)
7. Nashville Predators (MP)
8. Arizona Coyotes (MP)

Pacific Division

1. Vegas Golden Knights
2. Edmonton Oilers
3. Vancouver Canucks
4. Calgary Flames (MP)
5. Seattle Kraken (MP)
6. LA Kings (MP)
7. San Jose Sharks (MP)
8. Anaheim Ducks (MP)

2022 NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

2022 EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Tampa Bay Lightning vs #8 seed Washington Capitals Tampa wins (4-1)
#2 seed New York Islanders vs #7 seed Boston Bruins Islanders win (4-3)
Metropolitan Division Match-up
#2 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #3 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina wins (4-2)
Atlantic Division Match-up
#2 Toronto Maple Leafs vs #3 Florida Panthers Toronto wins (4-3)

Playoff Round 2

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Tampa wins (4-3)
New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes Islanders win (4-2)

Eastern Conference Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Islanders win (4-3)

2022 WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS

Playoff Round 1

#1 seed Vegas Golden Knights vs #8 seed Chicago Blackhawks Vegas wins (4-1)
#2 seed Dallas Stars vs #7 seed St. Louis Blues Dallas wins (4-2)
Central Division Match-up
#2 Colorado Avalanche vs #3 Winnipeg Jets Colorado wins (4-3)
Pacific Division Match-up
#2 Edmonton Oilers vs #3 Vancouver Canucks Edmonton wins (4-2)

Playoff Round 2

Vegas Golden Knights vs Edmonton Oilers Edmonton wins (4-3)
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche Colorado wins (4-2)

Western Conference Finals

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Colorado wins (4-2)

2022 STANLEY CUP FINALS PREDICTION

New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche Colorado Wins (4-3)

The Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup!

Remember these are only predictions and a lot can change with injuries, team chemistry and trades.

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