TAMPA – Hockey is back! After a five month pause, the NHL has forgone the remaining 9-12 regular season games in favor of a playoff tournament. If you’re new to the format, or - like me - just generally confused by everything the NHL does, here’s a refresher.
The top 12 teams from each conference are in, based on points percentage at the time of the pause. The 12 Eastern Conference teams are in a bubble in Toronto, while the 12 Western teams are in Edmonton. Seeds 1-4 will participate in a round robin, where everyone plays each other once, to determine a reseeding. Meanwhile, the rest of the e...
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