Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

It is lastly right here. 

After an thrilling finish to the common season, the 2023 NHL playoffs are lastly right here. The 16 groups taking part in within the postseason know their first-round opponents, as they get set to embark on the hunt for the Stanley Cup. 

The primary spherical options numerous intriguing matchups, together with rematches of 2022 first-round collection with the Maple Leafs vs. Lightning and the Oilers vs. Kings. There may be additionally a Hudson River rivalry, because the Devils and Rangers sq. off. 

MORE: NHL playoff bracket, schedule, scores

The Sporting Information has the total schedule for each first-round collection of the 2023 NHL playoffs. 

NHL playoff schedule 2023

All occasions in Jap Customary (ET)

* = if needed

First Spherical

Jap Convention: (A1) Boston Bruins vs. (WC2) Florida Panthers

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Mon., April 17
at Boston
FINAL
Bruins 3, Panthers 1

Wed., April 19
at Boston
FINAL
Panthers 6, Bruins 3

Fri., April 21
at Florida
FINAL
Bruins 4, Panthers 2

Solar., April 23
at Florida
FINAL
Bruins 6, Panthers 2

Wed., April 26
at Boston
FINAL
Panthers 4, Bruins 3 (OT)

*Fri., April 28
at Florida
TBD
TBD

*Solar., April 30
at Boston
TBD
TBD

Jap Convention: (A2) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (A3) Tampa Bay Lightning

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Tue., April 18
at Toronto
FINAL
Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3

Thu., April 20
at Toronto
FINAL
Maple Leafs 7, Lightning 2

Sat., April 22
at Tampa Bay
FINAL
Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3 (OT)

Mon., April 24
at Tampa Bay
FINAL
Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 4 (OT)

Thu., April 27
at Toronto
7 p.m.
TBS, SN, CBC, TVAS

*Sat., April 29
at Tampa Bay
TBD
TBD

*Mon., Might 1
at Toronto
TBD
TBD

Jap Convention: (M1) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (WC1) New York Islanders

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Mon., April 17
at Carolina
FINAL
Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1

Wed., April 19
at Carolina
FINAL
Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3 (OT)

Fri., April 21
at New York
FINAL
Islanders 5, Hurricanes 1

Solar., April 23
at New York
FINAL
Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2

Tue., April 25
at Carolina
FINAL
Islanders 3, Hurricanes 2

Fri., April 28
at New York
TBD
TBD

*Solar., April 30
at Carolina
TBD
TBD

Jap Convention: (M2) New Jersey Devils vs. (M3) New York Rangers

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Tue., April 18
at New Jersey
FINAL
Rangers 5, Devils 1

Thu., April 20
at New Jersey
FINAL
Rangers 5, Devils 1

Sat., April 22
at New York
FINAL
Devils 2, Rangers 1 (OT)

Mon., April 24
at New York
FINAL
Devils 3, Rangers 1

Thu., April 27
at New Jersey
7:30 p.m.
ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2

Sat., April 29
at New York
TBD
TBD

*Mon., Might 1
at New Jersey
TBD
TBD

Western Convention: (C1) Colorado Avalanche vs. (WC1) Seattle Kraken

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Tue., April 18
at Colorado
FINAL
Kraken 3, Avalanche 1

Thu., April 20
at Colorado
FINAL
Avalanche 3, Kraken 2

Sat. April 22
at Seattle
FINAL
Avalanche 6, Kraken 4

Mon., April 24
at Seattle
FINAL
Kraken 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)

Wed., April 26
at Colorado
9:30 p.m.
ESPN, SN, SN360, TVAS

Fri., April 28
at Seattle
TBD
TBD

*Solar., April 30
at Colorado
TBD
TBD

Western Convention: (C2) Dallas Stars vs. (C3) Minnesota Wild

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Mon., April 17
at Dallas
FINAL
Wild 3, Stars 2 (2OT)

Wed., April 19
at Dallas
FINAL
Stars 7, Wild 3

Fri., April 21
at Minnesota
FINAL
Wild 5, Stars 1

Solar., April 23
at Minnesota
FINAL
Stars 3, Wild 2

Tue., April 25
at Dallas
FINAL
Stars 4, Wild 0

Fri. April 28
at Minnesota
TBD
TBD

*Solar., April 30
at Dallas
TBD
TBD

Western Convention: (P1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (WC2) Winnipeg Jets

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Tue., April 18
at Vegas
FINAL
Jets 5, Golden Knights 1

Thu., April 20
at Vegas
FINAL
Golden Knights 5, Jets 2

Sat. April 22
at Winnipeg
FINAL
Golden Knights 5, Jets 4 (2OT)

Mon., April 24
at Winnipeg
FINAL
Golden Knights 4, Jets 2

Thu., April 27
at Vegas
10 p.m.
ESPN2, SN, CBC, TVAS

*Sat., April 29
at Winnipeg
TBD
TBD

*Mon., Might 1
at Vegas
TBD
TBD

Western Convention: (P2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (P3) Los Angeles Kings

Date
Web site
Time (ET)
TV/End result

Mon., April 17
at Edmonton
FINAL
Kings 4, Oilers 3 (OT)

Wed., April 19
at Edmonton
FINAL
Oilers 4, Kings 2

Fri., April 21
at Los Angeles
FINAL
Kings 3, Oilers 2 (OT)

Solar., April 23
at Los Angeles
FINAL
Oilers 5, Kings 4 (OT)

Tue., April 25
at Edmonton
FINAL
Oilers 6, Kings 3

Sat. April 29
at Los Angeles
TBD
TBD

*Mon., Might 1
at Edmonton
TBD
TBD

How you can watch the 2023 NHL playoffs

TV channel (U.S.): ESPN, ABC, TNT, TBS
TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet, CBC, TVAS
Stay stream (U.S.): ESPN+, SlingTV, Fubo
Stay stream (Canada): SN NOW, CBC Gem

The NHL playoffs might be break up in america between the ESPN household of networks and Turners. The 2 media firms are within the second 12 months of their seven-year contracts with the league. 

Within the first spherical, Saturday evening video games will air on ABC. Different first-round contests will air on ESPN and TNT’s different channels, comparable to ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, TBS or TruTV. 

ESPN and TNT are splitting the second-round collection, in addition to the convention remaining. Since ESPN aired the Stanley Cup Last final 12 months, it’s TNT’s flip, the primary time the community will broadcast hockey’s championship collection. 

Followers in america trying to stream the NHL playoffs have choices. Video games on ESPN’s platforms will be streamed by means of ESPN+ or by means of Fubo, whereas these on TNT will be streamed by means of the TNT app and SlingTV. 

In Canada, all of the playoff video games might be aired on Sportsnet and CBC. TVA Sports activities will even air for the French-speaking viewers. 

For the Canadian viewers, video games on Sportsnet can be found to stream on SN NOW. Any contests on CBC will be streamed by means of CBC Gem. 

What’s the format of the 2023 NHL playoffs?

The Stanley Cup playoffs consist of 4 rounds all through the complete postseason — first spherical, second spherical, convention finals and Stanley Cup Last. 

Within the first spherical, the highest workforce within the convention performs the second wild-card workforce. The opposite division winner takes on the primary wild-card workforce. The No. 2 workforce from a division performs the No. 3 workforce from the identical division.

After that, the groups don’t get reseeded within the second spherical. Somewhat, the collection winner with the No. 2 and No. 3 groups for a division performs the victor of the collection with their division winner taking part in the wild-card workforce.

For instance, for this postseason, the Bruins, Maple Leafs and Lightning positioned first by means of third within the Atlantic, in that order. So the Bruins face a wild-card workforce and the Maple Leafs and Lightning play one another. The winner of these two collection play towards one another within the second spherical, regardless if the wild-card workforce just isn’t from the Atlantic. 

After the second spherical, the 2 groups remaining in every convention play within the convention finals. The Jap Convention winner receives the Prince of Wales Trophy, whereas the Western Convention victor is awarded the Clarence S. Campbell Trophy. 

Lastly, the champions from every convention meet within the Stanley Cup Last to find out the season champion. 

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