Template:2013 Stanley Cup playoffs

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In each round, the highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed. The higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage. In the Stanley Cup Finals, home ice is determined based on regular season points. As the Presidents' Trophy winners, the Blackhawks had home ice advantage in the 2013 Finals. Each best-of-seven series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team plays at home for games one and two (and games five and seven, if necessary), and the lower-seeded team is at home for games three and four (and game six, if necessary).

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Pittsburgh 4     1  Pittsburgh 4  
8  NY Islanders 2     7  Ottawa 1  


2  Montreal 1 Eastern Conference
7  Ottawa 4  
    1  Pittsburgh 0  
  4  Boston 4  
3  Washington 3  
6  NY Rangers 4  
4  Boston 4   4  Boston 4
5  Toronto 3     6  NY Rangers 1  


  E4  Boston 2
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1  Chicago 4
1  Chicago 4     1  Chicago 4
8  Minnesota 1     7  Detroit 3  
2  Anaheim 3
7  Detroit 4  
  1  Chicago 4
  5  Los Angeles 1  
3  Vancouver 0  
6  San Jose 4   Western Conference
4  St. Louis 2   5  Los Angeles 4
5  Los Angeles 4     6  San Jose 3  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.