Updated Stanley Cup and playoffs odds for the NHL

The Blackhawks and Golden Knights are primed for an epic clash. Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL's return has been a success, and we've now reached the first round of the playoffs. We've got odds for the Round of 16 matchups, as well as futures bets.

Four of the eight series in the qualifying round were won by the lower seed, including the three worst teams in points percentage.

Who will advance from the East? From the West? And who will hoist the Stanley Cup? Here are the updated odds as the playoffs get underway.

Note: All odds are via Caesars Sportsbook as of Tuesday.

Playoff series odds

Columbus Blue Jackets (+200) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (-240)

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Calgary Flames (+105) vs. Dallas Stars (-125)

Rogers Place, Edmonton

Carolina Hurricanes (+135) vs. Boston Bruins (-155)

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Chicago Blackhawks (+260) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (-320)

Rogers Place, Edmonton

New York Islanders (+135) vs. Washington Capitals (-155)

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Arizona Coyotes (+245) vs. Colorado Avalanche (-290)

Rogers Place, Edmonton

Montreal Canadiens (+175) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (-200)

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Vancouver Canucks (+175) vs. St. Louis Blues (-200)

Rogers Place, Edmonton

Conference champions


Lightning +230

Bruins +280

Flyers +400

Capitals +550

Hurricanes +800

Islanders +1200

Blue Jackets +1500

Canadiens +1700


Golden Knights +225

Avalanche +280

Blues +400

Stars +700

Canucks +1000

Flames +1000

Blackhawks +1200

Coyotes +1300

Stanley Cup champions

Golden Knights +450

Lightning +500

Avalanche +600

Bruins +600

Blues +900

Flyers +900

Capitals +1400

Stars +1500

Hurricanes +2000

Canucks +2500

Flames +2500

Blackhawks +3000

Islanders +3000

Coyotes +3200

Canadiens +4000

Blue Jackets +4200