What If? The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Under the Old Format (Part 2)

We’re officially into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Under the old playoff format, teams would be re-seeded for the next round with the highest seed facing the lowest seed, and the second-highest seed taking on the second-lowest seed. This is what the second round looks like under the old playoff format.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1) New York Rangers vs. 4) Washington Capitals

2) Montreal Canadiens vs. 3) Tampa Bay Lightning

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1) Anaheim Ducks vs. 8) Calgary Flames

4) Chicago Blackhawks vs. 6) Minnesota Wild

 

As you can see, all four matchups in the second round are exactly the same four matchups that will happen in the second round, except the Anaheim-Calgary series would be best suited as a first-round matchup, not a second-round matchup.

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