Stanley Cup odds: Each team's chances of winning it all

The race for the Stanley Cup is about to begin -- and it's already shaping up to be an exciting postseason. 

The NHL playoffs officially start when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning take the ice at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. The Blue Jackets are tied for the longest shot at the Cup, according to Vegas Insider, but they've still been given 30/1 odds of winning the championship. 

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Tampa Bay, on the other hand, is the unsurprising favorite to be the last team standing. However, teams including the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames aren't far behind, and are bound to give the stacked Lightning roster a run for its money. 

Where does your favorite team rank? Take a look at all 16 playoff teams' odds of winning the Stanley Cup below: 

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New York Islanders: 30/1 odds

First round opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Columbus Blue Jackets: 30/1 odds

First round opponent: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Dallas Stars: 25/1 odds

First round opponent: Nashville Predators

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Colorado Avalanche: 25/1 odds

First round opponent: Calgary Flames

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Carolina Hurricanes: 25/1 odds

First round opponent: Washington Capitals

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Winnipeg Jets: 18/1 odds

First round opponent: St. Louis Blues

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 18/1 odds

First round opponent: Boston Bruins

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St. Louis Blues: 15/1 odds

First round opponent: Winnipeg Jets

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Pittsburgh Penguins: 15/1 odds

First round opponent: New York Islanders

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Washington Capitals: 12/1 odds

First round opponent: Carolina Hurricanes

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Vegas Golden Knights: 12/1 odds

First round opponent: San Jose Sharks

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San Jose Sharks: 12/1 odds

First round opponent: Vegas Golden Knights

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Nashville Predators: 12/1 odds

First round opponent: Dallas Stars

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Calgary Flames: 10/1 odds

First round opponent: Colorado Avalanche

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Boston Bruins: 10/1 odds

First round opponent: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Tampa Bay Lightning: 9/5 odds

First round opponent: Columbus Blue Jackets

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