The Tampa Bay Lightning are the heavy favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to pre-playoff odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Lightning enter the postseason at 2-1 after finishing the regular season 21 points ahead of the next closest team in the league's final standings.
Tampa Bay's 62 wins tied the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the most in a single season by an NHL team.
The Calgary Flames, which finished with the best record in the Western Conference, and the Vegas Golden Knights, last year's Stanley Cup runner-up, enter the playoffs with the next-best odds at 10-1. The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals will open with 12-1 odds to repeat.
The full odds for all 16 teams: