Quarter-Finals
Semi-Finals
Conf. Finals
Stanley Cup
BUF 4
OTT 3
PHI 4
PIT 1
FLA 1
NYR 4
NJ 4
MTL 1
COL 4
CHI 2
DAL 3
EDM 4
ANA 4
PHX 3
DET 4
STL 2
BUF 1
PHI 4
NJ 1
NYR 4
COL 4
EDM 1
DET 4
ANA 0
PHI 4
NYR 1
COL 2
DET 4
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DET 4
PHI 0
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DET
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Pairings are re-seeded after the first round. The highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed and the higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage. In the Stanley Cup Finals series, home ice is determined based on regular season points

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/16 St. Louis 2-0 Detroit STL 1-0
4/18 St. Louis 1-2 Detroit Tied 1-1
4/20 Detroit 3-2 St. Louis DET 2-1
4/22 Detroit 0-4 St. Louis Tied 2-2
4/25 St. Louis 2-5 Detroit DET 3-2
4/27 Detroit 3-1 St. Louis DET 4-2

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/16 Phoenix 2-4 Anaheim ANA 1-0
4/18 Phoenix 2-4 Anaheim ANA 2-0
4/20 Anaheim 1-4 Phoenix ANA 2-1
4/22 Anaheim 0-2 Phoenix Tied 2-2
4/24 Phoenix 5-2 Anaheim PHX 3-2
4/27 Anaheim 3-2
OT
Phoenix Tied 3-3
4/29 Phoenix 0-3 Anaheim ANA 4-3

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/16 Edmonton 3-5 Dallas DAL 1-0
4/18 Edmonton 4-0 Dallas Tied 1-1
4/20 Dallas 3-4
OT
Edmonton EDM 2-1
4/22 Dallas 4-3 Edmonton Tied 2-2
4/25 Edmonton 1-0
2OT
Dallas EDM 3-2
4/27 Dallas 3-2 Edmonton Tied 3-3
4/29 Edmonton 4-3
OT
Dallas EDM 4-3

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/16 Chicago 0-6 Colorado COL 1-0
4/18 Chicago 1-3 Colorado COL 2-0
4/20 Colorado 3-4
2OT
Chicago COL 2-1
4/22 Colorado 3-6 Chicago Tied 2-2
4/24 Chicago 0-7 Colorado COL 3-2
4/26 Colorado 6-3 Chicago COL 4-2

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/17 Montreal 2-5 New Jersey NJ 1-0
4/19 Montreal 1-4 New Jersey NJ 2-0
4/22 New Jersey 6-4 Montreal NJ 3-0
4/24 New Jersey 3-4
3OT
Montreal NJ 3-1
4/26 Montreal 0-4 New Jersey NJ 4-1

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/17 NY Rangers 0-3 Florida FLA 1-0
4/20 NY Rangers 3-0 Florida Tied 1-1
4/22 Florida 3-4
OT
NY Rangers NYR 2-1
4/23 Florida 2-3 NY Rangers NYR 3-1
4/25 NY Rangers 3-2
OT
Florida NYR 4-1

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/17 Pittsburgh 1-5 Philadelphia PHI 1-0
4/19 Pittsburgh 2-3 Philadelphia PHI 2-0
4/21 Philadelphia 5-3 Pittsburgh PHI 3-0
4/23 Philadelphia 1-4 Pittsburgh PHI 3-1
4/26 Pittsburgh 3-6 Philadelphia PHI 4-1

Conference Quarterfinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
4/17 Ottawa 1-3 Buffalo BUF 1-0
4/19 Ottawa 3-1 Buffalo Tied 1-1
4/21 Buffalo 3-2 Ottawa BUF 2-1
4/23 Buffalo 0-1
OT
Ottawa Tied 2-2
4/25 Ottawa 4-1 Buffalo OTT 3-2
4/27 Buffalo 3-0 Ottawa Tied 3-3
4/29 Ottawa 2-3
OT
Buffalo BUF 4-3

Conference Semifinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/2 Anaheim 1-2
OT
Detroit DET 1-0
5/4 Anaheim 2-3
3OT
Detroit DET 2-0
5/6 Detroit 5-3 Anaheim DET 3-0
5/8 Detroit 3-2
2OT
Anaheim DET 4-0

Conference Semifinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/2 Edmonton 1-5 Colorado COL 1-0
5/4 Edmonton 1-4 Colorado COL 2-0
5/7 Colorado 3-4 Edmonton COL 2-1
5/9 Colorado 3-2
OT
Edmonton COL 3-1
5/11 Edmonton 3-4 Colorado COL 4-1

Conference Semifinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/2 NY Rangers 0-2 New Jersey NJ 1-0
5/4 NY Rangers 2-0 New Jersey Tied 1-1
5/6 New Jersey 2-3 NY Rangers NYR 2-1
5/8 New Jersey 0-3 NY Rangers NYR 3-1
5/11 NY Rangers 2-1
OT
New Jersey NYR 4-1

Conference Semifinals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/3 Philadelphia 5-3 Buffalo PHI 1-0
5/5 Philadelphia 2-1 Buffalo PHI 2-0
5/7 Buffalo 1-4 Philadelphia PHI 3-0
5/9 Buffalo 5-4
OT
Philadelphia PHI 3-1
5/11 Philadelphia 6-3 Buffalo PHI 4-1

Conference Finals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/15 Detroit 1-2 Colorado COL 1-0
5/17 Detroit 4-2 Colorado Tied 1-1
5/19 Colorado 1-2 Detroit DET 2-1
5/22 Colorado 0-6 Detroit DET 3-1
5/24 Detroit 0-6 Colorado DET 3-2
5/26 Colorado 1-3 Detroit DET 4-2

Conference Finals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/16 NY Rangers 1-3 Philadelphia PHI 1-0
5/18 NY Rangers 5-4 Philadelphia Tied 1-1
5/20 Philadelphia 6-3 NY Rangers PHI 2-1
5/23 Philadelphia 3-2 NY Rangers PHI 3-1
5/25 NY Rangers 2-4 Philadelphia PHI 4-1

Stanley Cup Finals

Best of 7-game series
DateAwayScoreHomeSeries
5/31 Detroit 4-2 Philadelphia DET 1-0
6/3 Detroit 4-2 Philadelphia DET 2-0
6/5 Philadelphia 1-6 Detroit DET 3-0
6/7 Philadelphia 1-2 Detroit DET 4-0