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Will the champion be a franchise from the Pacific or Central Division?
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Recent Western Conference Winners
|Year||Team||Ranking||2021||N/A (Conference/Division restructure due to COVID-19)||N/A|
|2020||Dallas Stars||Cent. #3|
|2019||St Louis Blues||Cent. #3|
|2018||Vegas Golden Knights||Pac. # 1|
|2017||Nashville Predators||Wild Card #2|
|2016||San Jose Sharks||Pac. #3|
|2015||Chicago Blackhawks||Cent. #3|
|2014||Los Angeles Kings||Pac. #3|
|2013||Chicago Blackhawks||West #1|
|2012||Los Angeles Kings||West #8|
The NHL Conferences and the Stanley Cup
The NHL consists of two conferences (Eastern and Western), with two divisions within each conference. The Central and Pacific Divisions belong to the Western Conference, while franchises from the Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions belong to the Eastern Conference.
Teams that finish in the top three from each division qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, as well as two wild card teams. The wildcard entries are the two teams with the highest points total that finish below the top three in their division.
The top seed from each conference plays the lower-seeded wildcard team, and the leader of the opposite division within their conference faces the higher-seeded wildcard team.
The 2nd and 3rd seeds from each division play each other in the first round of the playoffs. After the first-round games, seeding determines matchups, with the highest remaining seed in the conference drawing the lowest remaining seed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the NHL Western Conference?
The Western Conference is one of two NHL conferences (the other is the Eastern Conference). The Pacific and Central Divisions belong to this conference.
Pacific Division Teams
- Anaheim Ducks
- Arizona Coyotes
- Calgary Flames
- Edmonton Oilers
- Los Angeles Kings
- San Jose Sharks
- Vancouver Canucks
- Las Vegas Golden Knights
Central Division Teams
- Arizona Coyotes
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Colorado Avalanche
- Dallas Stars
- Minnesota Wild
- Nashville Predators
- St. Louis Blues
- Winnipeg Jets
Where can I bet on the NHL Western Conference winner?
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Who won the NHL Western Conference in 2021?
Both NHL conferences were abolished for the 2020–21 NHL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America. As a result, the league didn't name conference title winners. The last Western Conference champions were the Dallas Stars in 2020.
Who's the favorite to win the NHL Western Conference in 2022?
The Colorado Avalanche have been the favorites to win the Western Conference throughout the regular season.