Your Web Browser is no longer supported To experience everything that ESPN.com has to offer, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version of your web browser. Click the upgrade button to the right or learn more. Current NHL Playoff Matchups Here are the first-round playoff matchups, based on today’s standings. The top three teams in each division earn berths in the playoffs. The next two teams in terms of total points in the conference, regardless of division, earn the wild-card spots.