Looking for a printable NHL Bracket for the 2021 season? Look no further, we’ve got you covered! Check out our bracket, complete with all the teams and matchups, and print it out to follow along at home.
How to fill out your 2021 NHL Bracket
The NHL playoffs are upon us and that means it’s time to start filling out your 2021 NHL bracket!
There are a few different ways that you can fill out your bracket, but we’re here to show you the easiest way to do it.
First, you’ll need to find a printable version of the bracket. You can find one by doing a quick Google search or by going to websites like ESPN or CBS Sports
Once you have your bracket, it’s time to start filling it out! Start by looking at the matchups and deciding which team you think will win each series. You can use factors like regular season records, recent form, head-to-head records, and more to make your decision.
Once you’ve made your picks for each series, it’s time to fill in the rest of your bracket. Begin by picking which teams you think will make it to the Conference Finals Then, pick who you think will win each conference final. Finally, decide who you think will be lifting the Stanley Cup at the end of it all!
Once you’ve got your bracket filled out, be sure to share it with your friends and family and see how well you do!
Where to find a printable 2021 NHL Bracket
NHL Bracket 2021: Printable Version is available on a number of websites. A quick Google search will reveal many options. Some sources that offer this include:
The top 8 teams in the 2021 NHL Bracket
The bottom 8 teams in the 2021 NHL Bracket
With the NHL regular season winding down, it’s time to take a look at the bottom 8 teams in the 2021 NHL Bracket. These teams will be fighting for their playoff lives when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin next week.
The first round matchups in the 2021 NHL Bracket
The 2021 NHL Bracket is here. The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Wednesday, May 19 with the first four games of the first round. The full schedule can be found below, but here’s a look at the bracket and some thoughts on each series.
The Carolina Hurricanes Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning all finished with at least 100 points in the Regular Season and will battle it out in what should be an incredibly competitive first-round series. The winner of that series will then face either the Nashville Predators or Dallas Stars in the second round.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens are two of the most storied franchises in NHL history and will meet in the playoffs for just the second time ever. The Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967, while the Canadiens haven’t won one since 1993.
The Winnipeg Jets are fresh off a disappointing first-round exit in 2020 and will look to redeem themselves against a tough Edmonton Oilers team that features two of the best players in the world in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
In what might be the most interesting first-round matchup, the Colorado Avalanche will take on the Minnesota Wild The Avalanche are one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this year, but they’ll have their hands full with a Wild team that’s always tough at home.
The Vegas Golden Knights are looking to make a deep run in this year’s playoffs after coming up just short against the Dallas Stars in last year’s Stanley Cup Final. They’ll start their quest for redemption against an up-and-coming Arizona Coyotes team that could give them fits.
The second round matchups in the 2021 NHL Bracket
After an exciting first round of the NHL playoffs the field has been narrowed down to eight teams. In the second round, the Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Carolina Hurricanes while the Colorado Avalanche will face off against the Vegas Golden Knights In the other matchup, the Boston Bruins will take on the New York Islanders
Here is a look at the second round matchups in the 2021 NHL Bracket:
(1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (4) Carolina Hurricanes
(2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3) Vegas Golden Knights
(1) Boston Bruins vs. (4) New York Islanders
The conference finals matchups in the 2021 NHL Bracket
In the West, the Colorado Avalanche will take on the Vegas Golden Knights in what is sure to be an exciting series. The Avalanche have been one of the best teams in the NHL all season, while the Golden Knights are always a tough opponent. This series could go either way, but we’re giving a slight edge to Colorado.
In the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning will face off against the New York Islanders The Lightning are coming off a dominant performance in the first round and will look to continue their winning ways against a tough Islanders team. We think Tampa Bay has what it takes to win this series and advance to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Stanley Cup Final matchup in the 2021 NHL Bracket
The Stanley Cup Final matchup in the 2021 NHL Bracket is set, with the Tampa Bay Lightning squaring off against the Dallas Stars. The Lightning and Stars met in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final, with Tampa Bay winning in six games.
This will be the second consecutive year that the Stanley Cup Final will feature a rematch of the previous year’s matchup. The last time that happened was in 1997 and 1998, when the Detroit Red Wings faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in back-to-back Finals.
The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on May 15, with 16 teams qualifying for the postseason. The first two rounds were played in a best-of-seven series format, with all games taking place in two hub cities: Edmonton, Alberta (west) and Toronto, Ontario (east). The Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final are also best-of-seven series, but all games will be played in one of the two hub cities.
The Lightning are looking to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Pittsburgh Penguins won back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. Tampa Bay is also looking to become just the third team in NHL history to win three Stanley Cups in a four-year span, joining the Montreal Canadiens (1976-1979) and New York Islanders (1980-1983).
How to make your picks for the 2021 NHL Bracket
NHL Bracket 2021 is upon us! If you’re looking to make your picks for the Stanley Cup playoffs we’ve got you covered with a printable version of the bracket. Just download, print, and fill out your predictions before the first puck drops on Wednesday, April 14.
To make your picks, simply circle the team you think will advance to the next round. In the event of a tiebreaker game, mark the team you think will win in that game. The Stanley Cup Finals will be a best-of-seven series, so be sure to mark who you think will hoist Lord Stanley’s coveted prize come June.
And that’s all there is to it! Making your NHL Bracket 2021 predictions is easy and fun. So what are you waiting for? Download our bracket and get started today.
The 2021 NHL Bracket predictions
As always, the field is wide open and any of the 16 teams that made the postseason could make a run at the title.
The reigning champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning are once again among the favorites, but they will have their work cut out for them if they want to repeat.
So without further ado, here is a look at our 2021 NHL bracket predictions.