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2020 NHL Playoffs bracket: A look back at the Stanley Cup Playoffs

CBS Sports logo CBS Sports 9/29/2020 Gabriel Fernandez
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It took two bubbles and strict safety protocols, but the NHL was remarkably able to host the Stanley Cup Playoffs to completion. In the end, it was the Tampa Bay Lightning that came out on top. They beat the Stars in the Game 6 of the final on Monday night to win their second title in franchise history. 

Below you'll find the bracket of the entire playoffs, and the path that every team wound up taking

Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing information

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Stanley Cup Final results

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning beat No. 3 Dallas Stars, 4-2

Series recap

: No asterisk needed for Tampa's championship

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6

Conference Final results

Eastern Conference

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning beat No. 6 New York Islanders 4-2

Series recap: Islanders couldn't match Lightning's star power

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6

Western Conference

No. 3 Dallas Stars beat No. 1 Vegas Golden Knights, 4-1

Series recap:

How the Stars shocked Vegas

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5

Conference Semifinal results

Eastern Conference 

No. 6 New York Islanders beat No. 1 Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3

Series recap:

Flyers' stars come up short in loss

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6 | Game 7

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning beat No. 4 Boston Bruins, 4-1

Series recap:

The Bruins' lack of depth was their downfall


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Western Conference

No. 1 Vegas Golden Knights beat No. 5 Vancouver Canucks, 4-3

Series Recap:

Young Canucks not yet ready for the next step

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6 | Game 7

No. 3 Dallas Stars beat No. 2 Colorado Avalanche, 4-3

Series recap:

Injuries hurt Avs too much

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6 | Game 7

First Round Results

Eastern Conference

No. 1 Philadelphia Flyers beat No. 8 Montreal Canadiens, 4-2

Series recap:

Scrappy Canadiens outclassed by Flyers

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning beat No. 7 Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1

Series recap:

Lightning look the part of a contender in quick knockout of Blue Jackets

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 

No. 6 New York Islanders beat No. 3 Washington Capitals, 4-1

Series recap:

The Capitals were consistently outworked by the Isles

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 

No. 4 Boston Bruins beat No. 5 Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1

Series recap:

The Bruins' top-six forwards were just too much for the Canes to make a deep run

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5

Western Conference

No. 1 Vegas Golden Knights beat No. 8. Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1

Series recap:

Golden Knights just too much for the surprising Blackhawks

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5

No. 2 Colorado Avalanche beat No. 7 Arizona Coyotes, 4-1

Series recap:

Avalanche young stars shine in series win over Coyotes

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5

No. 3 Dallas Stars beat No. 6 Calgary Flames, 4-2

Series recap:

Calgary's season ended in the worst possible way Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6

No. 5. Vancouver Canucks beat No. 4 St. Louis Blues, 4-2

Series recap:

High-scoring Canucks skate past defending champion Blues

Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6

Qualifying Round Results

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

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