The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs started yesterday. The top 16 teams in the National Hockey League (@nhl) made the cut and will battle over the next two months until one team is declared the Stanley Cup champion.

Many NHL teams are using Instagram to give fans a behind-the-scenes look into their playoff runs. On the Boston Bruins (@nhlbruins) account, the players themselves often take over the feed, posting photos from inside the locker room or on the plane ride to their next game. Take a look at these photos from some of the NHL teams on Instagram, and be sure to check out the list of teams at the end of this post and follow your favorite team!

The NHL on Instagram

Photos by @agreco33, @nhlbruins, @officialcolumbusbluejackets, @detroitredwings, @predsnhl, @bigfella8, @thenyrangers & @canucks.