Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings
Below are the 2018 playoff rankings, based on a final four of Bruins-Capitals and Jets-Sharks with a final of Bruins-Jets and Stanley Cup champ of Bruins.

Rankings are based on games played and expected points per game, PPP, +/- and PIMs by skaters and wins/shutouts by goalies. If your quarters, semis and finals differ, adjust rankings accordingly. If you want to back a certain team(s) in playoff pools, click the "Team" heading to sort by team.

For a look at the rationale behind the rankings and teams predicted to advance deep into the playoffs, check out our Postseason Preview.

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1 Patrice Bergeron BOS
2 Mark Scheifele WPG
3 Steven Stamkos TBL
4 Logan Couture SJS
5 Anze Kopitar LAK
6 Ryan Johansen NSH
7 Evgeni Malkin PIT
8 Sidney Crosby PIT
9 Joe Pavelski SJS
10 Brayden Point TBL
11 David Krejci BOS
12 Paul Stastny WPG
13 Nicklas Backstrom WSH
14 Evgeny Kuznetsov WSH
15 Jeff Carter LAK
16 Bryan Little WPG
17 Joe Thornton SJS
18 Nathan MacKinnon COL
19 Artemi Panarin CBJ
20 Auston Matthews TOR
21 Ryan Donato BOS
22 Tyler Johnson TBL
23 Craig Smith NSH
24 Kyle Turris NSH
25 Ryan Getzlaf ANA
26 Eric Staal MIN
27 Sean Couturier PHI
28 William Karlsson VGK
30 Chris Tierney SJS
31 Anthony Cirelli TBL
32 Colton Sissons NSH
33 Mike Fisher NSH
34 Nick Bonino NSH
35 Derick Brassard PIT
36 Riley Nash BOS
37 Sean Kuraly BOS
38 Adrian
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