The 2019 nhl playoff bracket is set and the schedule has been released, which means it’s finally time to sit back and enjoy the best two months in hockey.
The race for the 2019 Stanley Cup kicks off on Wednesday, April 10, with a packed slate of five games, starting at 7 p.m. m. et when the presidents trophy winning lightning bolt, who tied the nhl record with 62 regular season wins, hosts the blue jackets.
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The action continues at 7:30 p.m. et with sidney crosby and the penguins vs. island upstarts led by barry trotz on nbcsn. and then heads out to the western conference for a three pack at the end of the night. the blues visit the jets (8:00 p.m.), the predators receive the stars (9:30 p.m.) and the golden knights and sharks complete the opening day with the night cup (10:30 p.m.).
Thursday, April 11, the remaining three series begin, 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 7 games are scheduled for April 24.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about watching the 2019 nhl playoffs, including series-by-series television schedules and live streaming information.
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2019 nhl playoff bracket
nhl playoffs 2019: tv channels, live streaming
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the 2019 nhl playoffs will be broadcast across the nbc family of networks in the united states. First-round games are scattered across NBC, NBCSN, USA and CNBC through April 24. From there, the second round onwards will be covered exclusively by NBC and NBCSN. nbc will broadcast every game during the stanley cup final.
The primary outlet for live streaming of 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 seven-day free trial.
mike emrick, mike milbury and pierre mcguire are nbc’s main broadcast team for the nhl playoffs.
nhl playoff schedule, results by series
boston bruins vs. st. louis blues
boston bruins vs carolina hurricanes
san jose sharks vs. St. louis blues
boston bruins (a2) vs columbus blue jackets (wc2)
new york islanders (m2) vs. carolina hurricanes (wc1)
san jose sharks (p2) vs. colorado avalanche (wc2)
st. louis blues (c3) vs. dallas stars (wc1)
tampa bay lightning (a1) vs columbus blue jackets (wc2)
boston bruins (a2) vs. toronto maple leaves (a3)
washington capitals (m1) vs. carolina hurricanes (wc1)
new york islanders (m2) vs. pittsburgh penguins (m3)
calgary flames (p1) vs. colorado avalanche (wc2)
the san jose sharks (p2) vs. the vegas golden knights (p3)
nashville predators (c1) vs. dallas stars (wc1)
winnipeg aircraft (c2) in front of st. louis blues (c3)