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

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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.

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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.

Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire are NBC's lead broadcast team for the NHL playoffs.

NHL playoffs schedule, results by series

Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

May 27

Bruins 4, Blues 2

BOS leads series 1-0

May 29

Blues 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

Series tied 1-1

June 1

Bruins 7, Blues 2

BOS leads series 2-1

June 3

Blues 4, Bruins 2

Series tied 2-2

June 6

Blues 2, Bruins 1

STL leads series 3-2

June 9

Bruins 5, Blues 1

Series tied 3-3

June 12

Blues 4, Bruins 1

STL wins series 4-3

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

May 9

Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2

BOS leads series 1-0

May 12

Bruins 6, Hurricanes 2

BOS leads series 2-0

May 14

Bruins 2, Hurricanes 1

BOS leads series 3-0

May 16

Bruins 4, Hurricanes 0

BOS wins series 4-0

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

May 11

Sharks 6, Blues 3

SJS leads series 1-0

May 13

Blues 4, Sharks 2

Series tied 1-1

May 15

Sharks 5, Blues 4 (OT)

SJS leads series 2-1

May 17

Blues 2, Sharks 1

Series tied 2-2

May 19

Blues 5, Sharks 0

STL leads series 3-2

May 21

Blues 5, Sharks 1

STL wins series 4-2

(*if necessary)

Round 2

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

April 25

Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 2

BOS leads series 1-0

April 27

Blue Jackets 3, Bruins 2 (2OT)

Series tied 1-1

April 30

Blue Jackets 2, Bruins 1

CBJ leads series 2-1

May 2

Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 1

Series tied 2-2

May 4

Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 3

BOS leads series 3-2

May 6

Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 0

BOS wins series 4-2

New York Islanders (M2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

April 26

Hurricanes 1, Islanders 0 (OT)

CAR leads series 1-0

April 28

Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1

CAR leads series 2-0

May 1

Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2

CAR leads series 3-0

May 3

Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2

CAR wins series 4-0

Western Conference

San Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

April 26

Sharks 5, Avalanche 2

SJS leads series 1-0

April 28

Avalanche 4, Sharks 3

Series tied 1-1

April 30

Sharks 4, Avalanche 2

SJS leads series 2-1

May 2

Avalanche 3, Sharks 0

Series tied 2-2

May 4

Sharks 2, Avalanche 1

SJS leads series 3-2

May 6

Avalanche 4, Sharks 3

Series tied 3-3

May 8

Sharks 3, Avalanche 2

SJS wins series 4-3

*If necessary

St. Louis Blues (C3) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)

Date

Matchup

Time (TV channel)

April 25

Blues 3, Stars 2

STL leads series 1-0

April 27

Stars 4, Blues 2

Series tied 1-1

April 29

Blues 4, Stars 3

STL leads series 2-1

May 1

Stars 4, Blues 2

Series tied 2-2

May 3

Stars 2, Blues 1

DAL leads series 3-2

May 5

Blues 4, Stars 1

Series tied 3-3

May 7

Blues 2, Stars 1 (2OT)

STL wins series 4-3

Round 1

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

Blue Jackets 5, Lightning 1

CBJ leads series 2-0

April 14

Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1

CBJ leads series 3-0

April 16

Blue Jackets 7, Lightning 3

CBJ wins series 4-0

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

Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1

Series tied 1-1

April 15

Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2

TOR leads series 2-1

April 17

Bruins 6, Maple Leafs 4

Series tied 2-2

April 19

Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1

TOR leads series 3-2

April 21

Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2

Series 3-3

April 23

Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1

BOS wins series 4-3

(*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

Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)

WSH leads series 2-0

April 15

Hurricanes 5, Capitals 0

WSH leads series 2-1

April 18

Hurricanes 2, Capitals 1

Series tied 2-2

April 20

Capitals 6, Hurricanes 0

WSH leads series 3-2

April 22

Hurricanes 5, Capitals 2

Series tied 3-3

April 24

Hurricanes 4, Capitals 3 (2OT)

CAR wins series 4-3

(*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

Islanders 3, Penguins 1

NYI leads series 2-0

April 14

Islanders 4, Penguins 1

NYI leads series 3-0

April 16

Islanders 3, Penguins 1

NYI wins series 4-0

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

Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)

Series tied 1-1

April 15

Avalanche 6, Flames 2

COL leads series 2-1

April 17

Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)

COL leads series 3-1

April 19

Avalanche 5, Flames 1

COL wins series 4-1

(*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

Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3

Series tied 1-1

April 14

Golden Knights 6, Sharks 3

VGK leads series 2-1

April 16

Golden Knights 5, Sharks 0

VGK leads series 3-1

April 18

Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2

VGK leads series 3-2

April 21

Sharks 2, Golden Knights 1

Series tied 3-3

April 23

Sharks 5, Golden Knights 4 (OT)

SJS wins series 4-3

(*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

Predators 2, Stars 1 (OT)

Series tied 1-1

April 15

Predators 3, Stars 2

NSH leads series 2-1

April 17

Stars 5, Predators 1

Series tied 2-2

April 20

Stars 5, Predators 3

DAL leads series 3-2

April 22

Stars 2, Predators 1

DAL wins series 4-2

(*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

Blues 4, Jets 3

STL leads series 2-0

April 14

Jets 6, Blues 3

STL leads series 2-1

April 16

Jets 2, Blues 1 (OT)

Series tied 2-2

April 18

Blues 3, Jets 2

STL leads series 3-2

April 20

Blues 3, Jets 2

STL wins series 4-2

(*if necessary)

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