The pairings of the first round of the playoffs are as follows:

"Florida" - "Washington";

"Carolina" - "Boston";

Toronto - Tampa Bay;

Rangers - Pittsburgh

Colorado - Nashville

Calgary - Dallas

Edmonton - Los Angeles

Minnesota - St. Louis.

Recall that the current owner of the Stanley Cup is Tampa Bay.

In the final, the team defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on aggregate.

Earlier it was reported that Russian and Belarusian hockey players will not be allowed to import draft CHL-2022.