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NHL Power Rankings for 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The 2023-24 NHL regular season is complete and now it’s time for the intense battle for the Stanley Cup to begin. Two months of highs and lows not for the faint of heart.

Here’s a breakdown of the 16 teams that qualified for the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs in our latest NHL Power Rankings.

Related: 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedules, results, TV info for each 1st-round series

#16 Washington Capitals (91 points)

Mar 20, 2024; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

#15 New York Islanders (94 points)

Feb 8, 2024; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy coaches against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

#14 Vegas Golden Knights (98 points)

Jun 13, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone (61) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Florida Panthers in game five of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

#13 Tampa Bay Lightning (98 points)

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#12 Los Angeles Kings (99 points)

Mar 30, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

#11 Nashville Predators (99 points)

Mar 19, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) waives to the fans after a win against the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

#10 Toronto Maple Leafs (102 points)

Mar 26, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

#9 Edmonton Oilers (104 points)

Mar 23, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) passes the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

#8 Colorado Avalanche (107 points)

Mar 30, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates with the puck during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports
Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

#7 Boston Bruins (109 points)

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#5 Vancouver Canucks (109 points)

Feb 15, 2024; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet on the bench against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

#4 Winnipeg Jets (110 points)

Jan 2, 2024; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN;  Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) warms up before a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Carolina Hurricanes (111 points)

Oct 17, 2023; San Jose, California, USA; Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour watches the game from behind the bench against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports

#2 Dallas Stars (113 points)

Mar 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson (21) calls for the puck during the first period against the Florida Panthers at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

#1 New York Rangers (114 points)

Dec 23, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
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