NHL playoffs schedule 2017: Standings, bracket for postseason

Here's the schedule for the first round of the 2017 NHL playoffs bracket.

The 2017 NHL playoffs are underway with a thrilling pair of overtime games to start the run for the Stanley Cup.

The NHL playoff schedulebegan Wednesday, April 12, and the Stanley Cup Finals will begin in late May or early June. Below is the full NHL playoff schedule with matchups, seeds, dates and times for each best-of-seven series.

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NHL playoffs schedule 2017

Here is the 2017 NHL playoffs schedule by first-round series (all times Eastern;* if necessary). You can see the full NHL playoff bracket here.

Capitals (M1) vs. Maple Leafs (WC2)

Game 1: Capitals 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
Game 2: April 15 at Capitals (7 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 3: April 17 at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 4: April 19 at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 5: April 21 at Capitals (TBD)*
Game 6: April 23 at Maple Leafs (TBD)*
Game 7: April 25 at Capitals (TBD)*





Penguins (M2) vs. Blue Jackets (M3)

Game 1: Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1
Game 2: April 14 at Penguins (7 p.m., NHLN)
Game 3: April 16 at Blue Jackets (6 p.m., CNBC)
Game 4: April 18 at Blue Jackets (7:30 p.m., CNBC)
Game 5: April 20 at Penguins (TBD)*
Game 6: April 23 at Blue Jackets (TBD)*
Game 7: April 25 at Penguins (TBD)*





Canadiens (A1) vs. Rangers (WC1)

Game 1: Rangers 2, Canadiens 0
Game 2: April 14 at Canadiens(7 p.m., USA)
Game 3: April 16 at Rangers(7 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 4: April 18 at Rangers(7 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 5: April 20 at Canadiens(TBD)*
Game 6: April 22 at Rangers(TBD)*
Game 7: April 24 at Canadiens(TBD)*





Senators (A2) vs. Bruins (A3)

Game 1: Bruins 2, Senators 1
Game 2: April 15 at Senators (3 p.m., NBC)
Game 3: April 17 at Bruins (7 p.m., CNBC)
Game 4: April 19 at Bruins (7:30 p.m., USA)
Game 5: April 21 at Senators (TBD)*
Game 6: April 23 at Bruins (TBD)*
Game 7: April 26 at Senators (TBD)*





Blackhawks (C1) vs. Predators (WC2)

Game 1: Predators 1, Blackhawks 0
Game 2: April 15 at Blackhawks (8 p.m., NBC)
Game 3: April 17 at Predators (9:30 p.m., CNBC)
Game 4: April 20 at Predators (TBD)
Game 5: April 22 at Blackhawks (TBD)*
Game 6: April 24 at Predators (TBD)*
Game 7: April 26 at Blackhawks (TBD)*





Wild (C2) vs. Blues (C3)

Game 1: Blues 2, Wild 1 (OT)
Game 2: April 14 at Wild (8 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 3: April 16 at Blues (3 p.m., NBC)
Game 4: April 19 at Blues (9:30 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 5: April 22 at Wild (TBD)*
Game 6: April 24 at Blues (TBD)*
Game 7: April 26 at Wild (TBD)*





Ducks (P1) vs. Flames (WC1)

Game 1: Ducks 3, Flames 2
Game 2: April 15 at Ducks (10:30 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 3: April 17 at Flames (10 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 4: April 19 at Flames (10 p.m., USA)
Game 5: April 21 at Ducks (TBD)*
Game 6: April 23 at Flames (TBD)*
Game 7: April 25 at Ducks (TBD)*





Oilers (P2) vs. Sharks (P3)

Game 1: Sharks 3, Oilers 2 (OT)
Game 2: April 14 at Oilers (10:30 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 3: April 16 at Sharks (10 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 4: April 18 at Sharks (10 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 5: April 20 at Oilers (TBD)*
Game 6: April 22 at Sharks (TBD)*
Game 7: April 24 at Oilers (TBD)*





NHL standings:Eastern Conference

Here's a look at the final NHL playoff standings in each conference.

y- clinched division title
z- clinched conference
p-clinched Presidents' Trophy

Metropolitan Division
p-Washington Capitals (118 points)
Pittsburgh Penguins(111)
Columbus Blue Jackets (108)

Atlantic Division
y-Montreal Canadiens (103points)
Ottawa Senators (98)
Boston Bruins (95)


Wild card
New York Rangers (102)
Toronto Maple Leafs (95)

MORE: Eastern Conference picks

NHL standings:Western Conference

y- clinched division title
z- clinched conference

Central Division
z-Chicago Blackhawks (109)
Minnesota Wild (106)
St. Louis Blues (99)


Pacific Division
y-Anaheim Ducks (105)
Edmonton Oilers (103)
San Jose Sharks (99)


Wild card
CalgaryFlames (94)
NashvillePredators (94)

MORE:Western Conference picks

What channels are the NHL playoffs on?

TheNHL playoffs are broadcast in the U.S. on the NBC family of networks, including NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA. Some games are also shown on NHL Network. Check out the full NHL playoff TV schedule on NHL.com to find the channel for each game in and outside U.S.

How to live stream the NHL playoffs

NHL playoff games can be live-streamed online atNBC Sportsor via the NBC Sports app and CBC Sports app.




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