Chicago Blackhawks v Pittsburgh Penguins

The NHL regular season has ended, and one of the most exciting times of the year is here: Stanley Cup Playoffs time.¬†Even up until tonight’s final game between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators, there were some match-ups that were yet to be decided. But as the last puck has dropped, we have the seeds set and the eight match-ups determined.

Western Conference

Chicago Blackhawks (1 seed) vs Minnesota Wild (8 seed)

These two teams played three times this season, with the Blackhawks winning 2 of the games in regulation, and the third going to Minnesota in overtime.

Anaheim Ducks (2 seed) vs Detroit Red Wings (7 seed)

Despite being the lower seed, the Red Wings won two of the three games in this season series, all three of the games ending in regulation.

Vancouver Canucks (3 seed) vs San Jose Sharks (6 seed)

The San Jose Sharks swept the three-game season series, winning only one of them in overtime.

St Louis Blues (4 seed) vs Los Angeles Kings (5 seed)

They finished one point behind the Blues on the season, but the Kings swept St Louis in their three-game season series, winning each game in regulation.

Eastern Conference

Pittsburgh Penguins (1 seed) vs New York Islanders (8 seed)

The Penguins won 4 of the 5 games in the season series against the Islanders.

Montreal Canadiens (2 seed) vs Ottawa Senators (7 seed)

Montreal won 2 of the 4 games this season against the Senators, losing 1 in regulation and the other in overtime.

Washington Capitals (3 seed) vs New York Rangers (6 seed)

Despite being the lower seed, the Rangers won 2 of the 3 games they had with Washington this season, losing the other in overtime.

Boston Bruins (4 seed) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (5 seed)

The Bruins captured 3 victories out of the four games they played against the Maple Leafs this season, though only 2 of those wins came during regulation.