NHL Playoffs 2018

NHL playoffs 2018: Bracket, Conference Final round schedule, dates, TV times, Final Standings.Watch Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: Playoff chances, tragic numbers and more.Schedule for road to 2018 Stanley Cup Final. The NHL regular season ended Sunday, and the seeding for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is now finalized, with the first round beginning on Wednesday.

2018 Stanley Cup Final – The Stanley Cup Final starts on Monday, May 28. It’s not yet known where the series will start or which Eastern Conference team will face the Vegas Golden Knights. Games 5 through 7 are pending necessity, of course. We’ll add television and streaming information to this post as it becomes available. The games will all be broadcast in the United States on either NBC or the NBC Sports Network.

If the Lightning win Wednesday’s Eastern Conference Game 7 against the Capitals, Games 1 and 2 of the Cup Final will take place in Florida. If the Capitals win, they’ll start in Las Vegas.

NHL playoffs 2018 Conference Final Live Coverage 

NHL Playoffs 2018

NHL Playoffs 2018

 

Stanley Cup Final starts on Monday, May 28
All games start at 8 p.m. ET:

Eastern Conference Finals Schedule
Game 1: Monday, May 28
Game 2: Wednesday, May 30
Game 3: Saturday, June 2
Game 4: Monday, June 4
Game 5: Thursday, June 7
Game 6: Sunday, June 10
Game 7: Wednesday, June 13

This year’s chase for the Stanley Cup begins Wednesday, April 11, with three series openers. The two-time defending champion Penguins host the cross-state rival Flyers to start their quest for a three-peat in earnest, and the expansion Golden Knights play their first playoff game in franchise history.

MORE: Odds to win the 2018 Stanley Cup.

On Thursday, April 12, the remaining five series get under way, highlighted by the Predators and Lightning, two heavy Cup favorites and the top seeds in their respective conferences.

Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs could last a full 14 days; potential Game 7s are scheduled for April 25.

Below is a complete schedule of dates, times and broadcast information for each playoff team. It will be updated throughout the postseason.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs first round Match-ups
(All times Eastern)

Eastern Conference

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Thu, Apr 12 Blue Jackets at Capitals 7:30 p.m. USA, SN360, TVA
2 Sun, Apr 15 Blue Jackets at Capitals 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, SN360, TVA
3 Tue, Apr 17 Capitals at Blue Jackets 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, SN360, TVA
4 Thu, Apr 19 Capitals at Blue Jackets 7:30 p.m. USA, SN, TVA
5* Sat, Apr 21 Blue Jackets at Capitals TBD TBD
6* Mon, Apr 23 Capitals at Blue Jackets TBD TBD
7* Wed, Apr 25 Blue Jackets at Capitals TBD TBD

Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Wed, Apr 11 Flyers at Penguins 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
2 Fri, Apr 13 Flyers at Penguins 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
3 Sun, Apr 15 Penguins at Flyers 3 p.m. NBC, CBC, TVA
4 Wed, Apr 18 Penguins at Flyers 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
5* Fri, Apr 20 Flyers at Penguins TBD TBD
6* Sun, Apr 22 Penguins at Flyers TBD TBD
7* Tue, Apr 24 Flyers at Penguins TBD TBD

 

Atlantic Division

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC2)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Thu, Apr 12 Devils at Lightning 7 p.m. NHLN, SN, TVA
2 Sat, Apr 14 Devils at Lightning 3 p.m. NBC, CNBC, SN360, TVA
3 Mon, Apr 16 Lightning at Devils 7:30 p.m. CNBC, SN, TVA
4 Wed, Apr 18 Lightning at Devils 7:30 p.m. Golf, SN, TVA
5* Sat, Apr 21 Devils at Lightning TBD TBD
6* Mon, Apr 23 Lightning at Devils TBD TBD
7* Wed, Apr 25 Devils at Lightning TBD TBD

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Thu, Apr 12 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
2 Sat, Apr 14 Maple Leafs at Bruins 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, TVA
3 Mon, Apr 16 Bruins at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
4 Thu, Apr 19 Bruins at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
5* Sat, Apr 21 Maple Leafs at Bruins TBD TBD
6* Mon, Apr 23 Bruins at Maple Leafs TBD TBD
7* Wed, Apr 25 Maple Leafs at Bruins TBD TBD

Western Conference

Central Division

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Thu, Apr 12 Avalanche at Predators 9:30 p.m. NBCSN, SN, TVA
2 Sat, Apr 14 Avalanche at Predators 3 p.m. NBC, CNBC, SN, TVA
3 Mon, Apr 16 Predators at Avalanche 10 p.m. NBCSN, SN, TVA
4 Wed, Apr 18 Predators at Avalanche 10 p.m. NBCSN, SN, TVA
5* Fri, Apr 20 Avalanche at Predators TBD TBD
6* Sun, Apr 22 Predators at Avalanche TBD TBD
7* Tue, Apr 24 Avalanche at Predators TBD TBD

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Minnesota Wild (C3)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Wed, Apr 11 Wild at Jets 7 p.m. CNBC, SN, TVA
2 Fri, Apr 13 Wild at Jets 7:30 p.m. USA, SN, TVA
3 Sun, Apr 15 Jets at Wild 7 p.m. USA, SN, TVA
4 Tue, Apr 17 Jets at Wild 8 p.m. CNBC, SN, TVA
5* Fri, Apr 20 Wild at Jets TBD TBD
6* Sun, Apr 22 Jets at Wild TBD TBD
7* Wed, Apr 25 Wild at Jets TBD TBD

 

Pacific Division

Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Wed, Apr 11 Kings at Golden Knights 10 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
2 Fri, Apr 13 Kings at Golden Knights 10 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
3 Sun, Apr 15 Golden Knights at Kings 10:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
4 Tue, Apr 17 Golden Knights at Kings 10:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
5* Thu, Apr 19 Kings at Golden Knights 10 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, TVA
6* Sat, Apr 21 Golden Knights at Kings TBD TBD
7* Mon, Apr 23 Kings at Golden Knights TBD TBD

 

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
1 Thu, Apr 12 Sharks at Ducks 10:30 p.m. USA, SN360, TVA
2 Sat, Apr 14 Sharks at Ducks 10:30 p.m. NBCSN, SN360, TVA
3 Mon, Apr 16 Ducks at Sharks 10:30 p.m. CNBC, SN1, TVA
4 Wed, Apr 18 Ducks at Sharks 10:30 p.m. Golf, SN1, TVA
5* Fri, Apr 20 Sharks at Ducks TBD TBD
6* Sun, Apr 22 Ducks at Sharks TBD TBD
7* Tue, Apr 24 Sharks at Ducks TBD TBD

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