players are paid every two weeks and only during the season but these paychecks are huge. You are right on the location of each game. and they are not « paid » in the playoffs. They usually will get a few bonuses depending on the organisations but the normal way of doing it is every player gets like 15 000 if you win the first round...and more the next round and so on. But this has nothing to do with their contract or the cap. It’s just a bonus from the organisation, the one thing I don’t know is how the nhl deal with this. well that’s what i have heard for a while, maybe things changed.