May 25, 2024

2024 NHL Playoffs bracket: Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule, start times, TV channels for Friday’s games


Well, we’re about to be treated to the first Game 7 of the 2024 NHL playoffs, and it’ll be the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Boston Bruins in Boston Saturday night. Toronto pulled out a 2-1 win Thursday night while Auston Matthews, the team’s most prolific scorer, missed his second straight game with an illness.

Leafs right winger William Nylander scored both goals, including a breakaway with 2:13 left in the game to put Toronto ahead 2-0. Joseph Woll registered 22 saves for Toronto, who’ll try to capture the series after falling behind in the series 3-1. Woll has stopped 40 of the 51 shots that he’s faced over the past two games.

Meanwhile, Boston has lost five consecutive series-deciding games dating back to last season when the heavily favored Bruins coughed up a 3-1 series lead to the Florida Panthers, the team that will play the winner of this series. In the other Eastern Conference series, the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes will begin their series on Sunday in New York.

There are two Game 6s in the Western Conference on Friday. The Vancouver Canucks will look to close out the Nashville Predators in Nashville, while the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights will look to extend their season when they host the Dallas Stars. The winner of the Canucks/Predators series will face the Edmonton Oilers, and the winner of the Stars/Golden Knights series will take on the Colorado Avalanche.

The structure of the playoffs is as follows:

  • The division winner with the most points in each conference will face the second Wild Card team in the first round. The division winner with fewer points in each conference will match up with the top Wild Card team in the first round.
  • Each series will be a best-of-seven format.
  • Home-ice advantage goes to the team with the top seed in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team with the most points in the regular season has home-ice advantage in the conference finals and Stanley Cup Final.

Below is how you can follow each series in the first round along with updating results and scores from each game. Bookmark this page for the duration of the playoff run to stay up to date with everything on the ice.

Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing information

TV: ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, TNT, SN, SNE, SNW
Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

All times Eastern
(* if necessary)

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Rangers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals

Game 1: | Rangers 4, Capitals 1 | Recap
Game 2: | Rangers 4, Capitals 3 | Recap
Game 3: | Rangers 3, Capitals 1 | Recap
Game 4: | Rangers 4, Capitals 2 | Recap

(2) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3) New York Islanders

Game 1: | Hurricanes 3, Islanders 1 | Recap
Game 2: | Hurricanes 5, Islanders 3 | Recap
Game 3: | Hurricanes 3, Islanders 2 | Recap
Game 4: | Islanders 3, Hurricanes 2 (2OT) | Recap
Game 5: | Hurricanes 6, Islanders 3 | Recap

(1) Florida Panthers vs. (WC1) Tampa Bay Lightning

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

(2) Boston Bruins vs. (3) Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 1: | Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1 | Recap
Game 2: | Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2 | Recap
Game 3: | Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2 | Recap
Game 4: | Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1 | Recap
Game 5: | Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1 (OT) | Recap
Game 6: | Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1 | Recap
Game 7: | Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. | at BOS | TV: ABC

Western Conference

(1) Dallas Stars vs. (WC2) Vegas Golden Knights

Game 1: | Golden Knights 4, Stars 3 | Recap
Game 2: | Golden Knights 2, Stars 1 | Recap
Game 3: | Stars 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT) | Recap
Game 4: | Stars 4, Golden Knights 2 | Recap
Game 5: | Stars 3, Golden Knights 2 | Recap
Game 6: | Friday, May 3, 10 p.m. | at VGK | TV: TNT
Game 7*: | Sunday, May 5, TBD | at DAL | TV: TBD

(2) Winnipeg Jets vs. (3) Colorado Avalanche

Game 1: | Jets 7, Avalanche 6 | Recap
Game 2: | Avalanche 5, Jets 2 | Recap
Game 3: | Avalanche 6, Jets 2 | Recap
Game 4: | Avalanche 5, Jets 1 | Recap
Game 5: | Avalanche 6, Jets 3 | Recap

(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (WC1) Nashville Predators

Game 1: | Canucks 4, Predators 2 | Recap
Game 2: | Predators 4, Canucks 1 | Recap
Game 3: | Canucks 2, Predators 1 | Recap
Game 4: | Canucks 4, Predators 3 (OT) | Recap
Game 5: | Predators 2, Canucks 1 | Recap
Game 6: | Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. | at NSH | TV: TNT
Game 7*: | Sunday, May 5, TBD | at VAN | TV: TBD

(2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (3) Los Angeles Kings

Game 1: | Oilers 7, Kings 4 | Recap
Game 2: | Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT) | Recap
Game 3: | Oilers 6, Kings 1 | Recap
Game 4: | Oilers 1, Kings 0 | Recap
Game 5: | Oilers 4, Kings 3 | Recap





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