NHL

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule and where to watch

The NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs are here and you can watch the action live on CBC TV or live streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app.

CBC, CBCSports.ca will broadcast several series throughout the playoffs

The quest for the Stanley Cup has begun. The opening round features a clash between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens — their first playoff matchup in 42 years. (Getty Images)

The NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs are here and you can watch the action live on CBC TV or live streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app.

Dates and times are subject to change.

The full broadcast schedule for the first round of the NHL playoffs, and where you can watch each game, is below:

East Division

Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs. New York Islanders (4)

(Islanders win 4-2)

Game 1: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)
Game 2: Penguins 2, Islanders 1
Game 3: Penguins 5, Islanders 4  
Game 4: Islanders 4, Penguins 1
Game 5: Islanders 3, Penguins 2 (OT)
Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

 

Washington Capitals (2) vs. Boston Bruins (3)

(Bruins win 4-1)

Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 2, Capitals 1 (2OT)
Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1
Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1
 


Central Division

Carolina Hurricanes (1) vs. Nashville Predators (4)

(Hurricanes lead 3-2)

Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Predators 2
Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Predators 0
Game 3: Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (2OT)
Game 4: Predators 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)
Game 5: Hurricanes 3, Predators 2 (OT)
Game 6: Hurricanes @ Predators — Thursday, May 27 (9:30 p.m. ET, Sportsnet)
x-Game 7: Predators @ Hurricanes — Saturday, May 29 (TBA)

x – if necessary

Florida Panthers (2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (3)

(Lightning win 4-2)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Panthers 4
Game 2: Lightning 3, Panthers 1
Game 3: Panthers 6, Lightning 5 (OT)
Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 2
Game 5: Panthers 4, Lightning 1
Game 6: Lightning 4, Panthers 0


West Division

Colorado Avalanche (1) vs. St. Louis Blues (4)

(Avalanche win 4-0)

Game 1: Avalanche 4, Blues 1
Game 2: Avalanche 6, Blues 3
Game 3: Avalanche 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Blues 2
 

Vegas Golden Knights (2) vs. Minnesota Wild (3)

(Series tied 3-3)

Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Wild 1
Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Wild 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Wild 0
Game 5: Wild 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 6: Wild 3, Golden Knights 0
Game 7: Wild @ Golden Knights — Friday, May 28 (9 p.m. ET, CBC, CBCSports.ca)


North Division

Toronto Maple Leafs (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (4)

(Maple Leafs lead 3-1)

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1
Game 3: Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1
Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 0
Game 5: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs — Thursday, May 27 (7 p.m. ET, CBC, CBCSports.ca)
x-Game 6: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens — Saturday, May 29 (TBA)
x-Game 7: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs — Monday, May 31 (TBA)

x – if necessary

Edmonton Oilers (2) vs. Winnipeg Jets (3)

(Jets win 4-0)

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1
Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)
Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers 3 (OT)
 

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