The puck has dropped for playoff action and the Stanley Cup chase is on. Only one team will hoist the holy grail of hockey, but of the 16 teams participating in the NHL playoffs, certain teams have better odds than others. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won two consecutive Stanley Cups but don’t enter the playoffs with the best odds. In the Western Conference, teams like the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers dominate the leaderboards as projected winners of the West. The Eastern Conference has beats of its own, including the defending champion, Lightning. Other teams that have great odds at walking away with Lord Stanley include Toronto and Carolina. Any playoff team could win the cup, but the aforementioned teams have the best odds.
*Odds provided by Sports interaction