NHL playoffs schedule 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels for every series

The 2019 NHL playoff bracket is set and the schedule has been released, meaning it’s finally time to sit back and enjoy the best two months in hockey.

The chase for the 2019 Stanley Cup starts Wednesday, April 10, with a jam-packed slate of five games, starting at 7 p.m. ET when the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning, who tied the NHL record with 62 wins in the regular season, host the Blue Jackets.

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The action continues at 7:30 p.m. ET with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins against the upstart Barry Trotz-led Islanders on NBCSN. And then it’s out to the Western Conference for a late-evening three pack. The Blues visit the Jets (8 p.m. ET), the Predators host the Stars (9:30 p.m. ET) and the Golden Knights and Sharks round out opening day with the nightcap (10:30 p.m. ET).

On Thursday, April 11, the remaining three series get underway, highlighted by the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals and the rematch of last year’s first-round thriller between the Bruins and Maple Leafs.

Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs could last a full 14 days; potential Game 7s are scheduled for April 24.

Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the 2019 NHL playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules and live-streaming information.

SN STAFF PREDICTIONS:
Eastern Conference | Western Conference | Stanley Cup 

2019 NHL playoffs bracket

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NHL playoffs 2019: TV channels, live stream

The 2019 NHL playoffs will be broadcast across NBC’s family of networks in the United States. First-round games are scattered across NBC, NBCSN, USA and CNBC through as late as April 24. From there, the second round on will be covered exclusively by NBC and NBCSN. NBC will show every game during the Stanley Cup Final.

The primary outlet for live-streaming 2019 NHL playoff games is NBC Sports Live, available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Of course, Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire are once again NBC’s lead broadcast team for the NHL playoffs.

NHL playoffs schedule, results by series

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)

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