May 25, 2024

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


The 2024 NHL playoffs are almost down to the second round after some thrilling first-round series. 

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3, in Game 5 on Wednesday to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Stuart Skinner had 18 saves to help the team advance. The Oilers will now face the winner of the Canucks-Predators series.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars have flipped an 0-2 series deficit into a 3-2 lead with a 3-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights, and they will have to chance to close out the series in Las Vegas on Friday. Dallas got goals from Jason Robertson, Evgenii Dadonov and Matt Duchene, while goaltender Jake Oettinger stopped 25 shots in the Stars’ win.

The Boston Bruins will have a chance to close out their opening-round series against Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Thursday. The Maple Leafs stayed alive in the series thanks to a 2-1 overtime win in Game 5 with Matthew Knies scoring the game-winning goal.

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: | Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m. | at TOR | TV: TBS
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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