The 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us, and it’s time to put your hockey knowledge to the test with the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge.

This contest is just like March Madness, but for the NHL playoffs. Try your hand at predicting the outcome of the entire playoffs and compete against friends.

Let’s dive into the rules, scoring system, and predictions to help you make the most of your NHL bracket.

Check out Chris Meaney’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Betting Preview where he shares his NHL Bracket. Below you’ll see the Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview Show of Danlge Bet Celly.

How to Play the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket Challenge

According to the official rules, participating in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge is easy:

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Scoring and Points System

Points are earned in two ways: Basic Scoring and Bonus Points. Basic Scoring is based on correct series winner predictions in each round, while Bonus Points can be earned in the first round by predicting both the winner and the series length. Here’s a breakdown of the points awarded:

For each first-round matchup, you can earn 3 bonus points by correctly predicting the series length in addition to the winner.

You’ll also predict the total number of goals scored during the Stanley Cup Final as a tiebreaker.

Key Dates and Deadlines

The closing date is one minute before the first Game 2 of the Playoffs, scheduled for 6:59 p.m. ET April 22. Make sure to finalize your picks before the deadline.

NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge Predictions, Picks, Tips

Here are the top three things to keep in mind when filling out your bracket:

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Once the Stanley Cup Final matchup is set, check back here for FTN’s full breakdown!