I will freely admit: as a recent hockey convert, it can be darn confusing keeping track of the match-ups in the NHL playoffs. The NHL's final playoff bracket is pretty straightforward - No. 1 seed facing No. 8, No. 2 facing No. 7, etc. - but I still find myself forgetting some of the teams and match-ups, or mixing up which team is facing which. There are a lot of teams in the playoffs, with more rounds and teams than in baseball's playoff system, and so it can take a bit of mental work to keep track of everything.â†µ
If you have a similar problem keeping track of everything, fear no more! SB Nation has rolled out there own version of the NHL's playoff bracket, giving us a printable bracket that we can stick in the office, around the house, near the television, on the refrigerator - wherever helps the most.â†µ
PS- Click on the picture for a larger, printable version of the bracket.â†µ
PPS - Since the NHL playoffs are determined by seed, the playoffs won't feature a true "bracket" until the final four teams are left. Up until that point, all the match-ups are determined by seed placement. That's just something to keep in mind going forward.