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After a grueling 82-game NHL regular season, the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally upon us. The Washington Capitals return to defend their title as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division. The Caps are one of four No. 1 seeds, along with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Calgary Flames and the Nashville Predators.
The Lightning, at +195, are the heavy favorite to take home the Stanley Cup, followed by the Flames (+850), the Boston Bruins (+950), the San Jose Sharks (+1200) and the defending-champion Capitals (+1400). The Carolina Hurricanes have the longest odds of any team in the playoffs to win it all at +2900.
The Duel has created a printable NHL bracket for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which you can find in the tweet below or as a PDF in this link.
Making picks for the Stanley Cup Playoffs is never easy as the NHL is known for its upsets, unlike any other major professional sports league in the United Staes and Canada.
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