The Stanley Cup
North America's oldest professional sports trophy
The Stanley Cup playoffs is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League consisting of four rounds of best-of-seven series to determine the league champion and the winner of the Stanley Cup. Playoff time in the sport of hockey is like no other, as it combines pure hatred and world-class talent to form quite the display of athletic greatness. Teams with the least amount of black eyes often escape defeat. Enjoy digesting icy punching bouts and electric goals.