NHL playoffs 2019: Today’s scores, TV schedule, live updates

The first night of 2019 NHL playoff action was weird in all the best ways. A 128-point Lightning team coughed up its three-goal lead to the Blue Jackets, the Eastern Conference’s de facto No. 8 seed, and is in a quick 0-1 hole. The Penguins, Predators and Jets — typically playoff powerhouses — are in the same predicament early on.

Oh, and Joe Pavelski scored a goal with his face.

MORE: Watch the NHL playoffs live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)

The remaining three series fill the TV schedule Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. ET as the Bruins and Maple Leafs rekindle their postseason love affair. The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals open their repeat bid against the Hurricanes (7:30 p.m. ET) followed by the nightcap between the top-seeded Flames and the Avalanche (10 p.m. ET).

This page will serve as a daily guide to the 2019 NHL playoffs from April until someone hoists Lord Stanley’s Cup in June. Follow along for live scores, updates and a full TV schedule from every game, every night. You can also keep track of your bracket and see SN’s picks here.

NHL playoffs today: Live scores for Thursday’s games

Here’s the schedule for today’s Stanley Cup playoff games, scores and how to watch every game live. Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.

Thursday, April 11

MORE: Stanley Cup predictions from SN’s experts

Friday, April 12 games

Game 2: Blue Jackets vs. Lightning (7 p.m. ET, CNBC)
Game 2: Penguins vs. Islanders (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/fuboTV)
Game 2: Blues vs. Jets (9:30 p.m. ET, CNBC)
Game 2: Golden Knights vs. Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/fuboTV)

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs bracket

nhl-playoff-bracket-040819-ftr

NHL playoffs schedule 2019

Here is a full schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The second-round schedule will be announced around April 24, the date of the last possible Game 7.

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 10 Blue Jackets 4, Lightning 3 CBJ leads series 1-0
April 12 Game 2 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. ET (CNBC)
April 14 Game 3 at Columbus 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 16 Game 4 at Columbus 7 p.m. ET (CNBC)
*April 19 Game 5 at Tampa Bay TBD
*April 21 Game 6 at Columbus TBD
*April 23 Game 7 at Tampa Bay TBD

(*if necessary)

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

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 11 Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 1  TOR leads series 1-0
April 13 Game 2 at Boston 8 p.m. ET (NBC/fuboTV)
April 15 Game 3 at Toronto 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 17 Game 4 at Toronto 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*April 19 Game 5 at Boston TBD
*April 21 Game 6 at Toronto TBD
*April 23 Game 7 at Boston TBD

(*if necessary)

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 11 Capitals 4, Hurricanes 2 WSH leads series 1-0
April 13 Game 2 at Washington 3 p.m. ET (NBC/fuboTV)
April 15 Game 3 at Carolina 7 p.m. ET (CNBC)
April 18 Game 4 at Carolina 7 p.m. ET (No TV)
*April 20 Game 5 at Washington TBD
*April 22 Game 6 at Carolina TBD
*April 24 Game 7 at Washington TBD

(*if necessary)

New York Islanders (M2) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M3)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 10 Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT) NYI leads series 1-0
April 12 Game 2 at NY Islanders 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 14 Game 3 at Pittsburgh Noon ET (NBC/fuboTV)
April 16 Game 4 at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*April 18 Game 5 at NY Islanders TBD
*April 20 Game 6 at Pittsburgh TBD
*April 22 Game 7 at NY Islanders TBD

(*if necessary)

Western Conference

Calgary Flames (P1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 11 Flames 4, Avalanche 0 CGY leads series 1-0
April 13 Game 2 at Calgary 10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 15 Game 3 at Colorado 10 p.m. ET (CNBC)
April 17 Game 4 at Colorado 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*April 19 Game 5 at Calgary TBD
*April 21 Game 6 at Colorado TBD
*April 23 Game 7 at Calgary TBD

(*if necessary)

San Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (P3)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 10 Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2 SJS leads series 1-0
April 12 Game 2 at San Jose 10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 14 Game 3 at Vegas 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 16 Game 4 at Vegas 10:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
*April 18 Game 5 at San Jose TBD
*April 21 Game 6 at Vegas TBD
*April 23 Game 7 at San Jose TBD

(*if necessary)

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 10 Stars 3, Predators 2 DAL leads series 1-0
April 13 Game 2 at Nashville 6 p.m. ET (CNBC)
April 15 Game 3 at Dallas 9:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN/fuboTV)
April 17 Game 4 at Dallas 8 p.m. ET (USA/fuboTV)
*April 20 Game 5 at Nashville TBD
*April 22 Game 6 at Dallas TBD
*April 24 Game 7 at Nashville TBD

(*if necessary)

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)
April 10 Blues 2, Jets 1 STL leads series 1-0
April 12 Game 2 at Winnipeg 9:30 p.m. ET (CNBC)
April 14 Game 3 at St. Louis 7:30 p.m. ET (CNBC)
April 16 Game 4 at St. Louis 9:30 p.m. ET (CNBC)
*April 18 Game 5 at Winnipeg TBD
*April 20 Game 6 at St. Louis TBD
*April 22 Game 7 at Winnipeg TBD

(*if necessary)

NHL playoffs: Live updates

Leave a Reply