NHL Playoff Odds 2014: Handicapping Every 2nd-Round Team's Championship Hopes

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NHL Playoff Odds 2014: Handicapping Every 2nd-Round Team's Championship Hopes
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It required three Game 7s on Wednesday night, but the first round has given birth to the final eight playoff teams left to fight for the Stanley Cup.

The defending champion (Chicago) and runner-up (Boston) and lone Canadian representative (Montreal) all advanced to the conference semifinals. There are six teams that amassed 100 points in the regular season still alive along with one wild-card team, the Minnesota Wild.

One team—the Los Angeles Kings—erased a 3-0 series deficit to win in seven games.

"This is something we're all going to remember for the rest of our lives," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said after eliminating the San Jose Sharks. "We're not done yet. We have to move on. We're probably gonna start in a few days now. This will be in our heads tonight. That was an unbelievable feeling, a great team effort."

With eight teams remaining, what are their chances to win the Stanley Cup? Let's take a look.

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