May 13 2021
📣 We will update the latest Cup winner predictions here in this post, as the playoffs progress.
It was only seven months ago when Tampa hoisted the Stanley Cup. The circumstances then were quite eccentric, due to the coronavirus pandemic that paused the hockey world for months and pushed the season finale into an opinionated playoff bubble.
This time, the playoffs are normally played in spring (although overdue a month from the normal schedule), and home-ice advantage and live audience are back. However, the shortened regular season and corona-tailored divisions provide us some very unusual playoff pairs. Moreover, the traditional conference finals are now semi-finals between strangers — teams advancing to Round 3 will meet each other for the first time in several months!
Last time we predicted Tampa would win it all, and they did. Let's see if they can repeat (and be the unanimous champions of the corona era), or if the favorite — it's the Vegas Golden Knights this season — can go all the way again and keep our prediction streak alive!
|Tampa Bay Lightning||54.54 %||1.83|
|Montreal Canadiens||45.46 %||2.2|
|Vegas Golden Knights||28.39 %||3.52|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||26.26 %||3.81|
|New York Islanders||23.46 %||4.26|
|Montreal Canadiens||21.89 %||4.57|
|Colorado Avalanche||13.96 %||7.16|
|Vegas Golden Knights||13.96 %||7.16|
|Boston Bruins||13.0 %||7.69|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||12.92 %||7.74|
|Carolina Hurricanes||12.44 %||8.04|
|New York Islanders||11.74 %||8.52|
|Winnipeg Jets||11.3 %||8.85|
|Montreal Canadiens||10.69 %||9.35|
|Vegas Golden Knights||7.12 %||14.04|
|Colorado Avalanche||7.09 %||14.1|
|Boston Bruins||6.58 %||15.2|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||6.51 %||15.36|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||6.46 %||15.48|
|Florida Panthers||6.44 %||15.53|
|Carolina Hurricanes||6.44 %||15.53|
|Minnesota Wild||6.39 %||15.65|
|Washington Capitals||6.31 %||15.85|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||6.14 %||16.29|
|Edmonton Oilers||6.12 %||16.34|
|Nashville Predators||5.97 %||16.75|
|St. Louis Blues||5.79 %||17.27|
|New York Islanders||5.77 %||17.33|
|Winnipeg Jets||5.5 %||18.18|
|Montreal Canadiens||5.37 %||18.62|
Check out our Stanley Cup winner predictions from last season to see how we did it and how we predict the postseason series.
Enjoy the postseason!