26th November 2019


What NHL teams no longer exist?

TeamFirstRelocated to
Quebec Nordiques1979Colorado Avalanche*
Winnipeg Jets1979Phoenix Coyotes*
Hartford Whalers1979Carolina Hurricanes*
Atlanta Thrashers1999Winnipeg Jets*

How is home ice determined in NHL playoffs?

Eight teams in each conference qualified for the playoffs. The conference winners then played each other in the Stanley Cup Finals. Home ice advantage was determined by higher seed in the first three rounds and by regular-season points of the two teams in the Stanley Cup Finals.

How do you get in the playoffs NHL?

The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division.
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