Stanley Cup Playoffs: Schedule, time, venue, how to live stream and where to watch the first round of NHL games

The four teams of both conferences played a three-game round robin during the regular season and the eight winners of the best of five series from each conference went ahead to the first round


                            Stanley Cup Playoffs: Schedule, time, venue, how to live stream and where to watch the first round of NHL games
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The NHL has released the official First Round Schedule of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The four teams of both conferences played a three-game round robin during the regular season and the eight winners of the best of five series went ahead to the first round while the teams that ended up on the losing side have entered the second phase of the NHL Draft Lottery. Here's everything you need to know about the playoffs.

Schedule and Time

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens

Aug 14: Montreal at Philadelphia @ 3 p.m. ET 

Aug 16: Philadelphia at Montreal @ 8 p.m. ET 

Aug 18: Philadelphia at Montreal @3 p.m. ET 

Aug 19: Montreal at Philadelphia @TBD

Aug 21: Philadelphia at Montreal @ TBD

Aug 23: Montreal at Philadelphia @ TBD

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Aug 13: Columbus at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. ET 

Aug 15: Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. ET 

Aug 17Tampa Bay at Columbus, 3 p.m. ET 

Aug. 19: Columbus at Tampa Bay 

Tampa Bay at Columbus 

Columbus at Tampa Bay 

Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders

Aug 12: NY Islanders at Washington

Aug 14: NY Islanders at Washington, 8 p.m. ET

Aug 16: Washington at NY Islanders, 12 p.m. ET

Aug 18: Washington at NY Islanders, 8 p.m. ET

Aug 20: NY Islanders at Washington – TBD

Aug 22: Washington at NY Islanders – TBD

Aug 23: NY Islanders at Washington – TBD

Western Conference

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Aug 11: Chicago at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. ET 

Aug 13: Chicago at Vegas, 5:30 p.m. ET

Aug 15: Vegas at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET

Aug 16: Vegas at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET

Aug 18: Chicago at Vegas – TBD

Aug 20: Vegas at Chicago – TBD

Aug 22: Chicago at Vegas – TBD

Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes

Aug 12: Arizona at Colorado, 5:30 p.m. ET

Aug 14: Arizona at Colorado, 2 p.m. ET

Aug 15: Colorado at Arizona, 3 p.m. ET

Aug 17: Colorado at Arizona, 5:30 p.m. ET

Aug 19: Arizona at Colorado – TBD

Aug 21: Colorado at Arizona – TBD

Aug 23: Arizona at Colorado – TBD

Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames

Aug. 11: Flames 3, Stars 2 (recap)

Aug 13: Calgary at Dallas, 10:30 p.m. ET

Aug 14: Dallas at Calgary, 10:30 p.m. ET 

Aug 16: Dallas at Calgary, 2 p.m. ET

Aug 18: Calgary at Dallas – TBD

Aug 20: Dallas at Calgary – TBD

Aug 22: Dallas at Calgary – TBD

St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks

Aug 12: Vancouver at St. Louis, 10:30 p.m. ET

Aug 14: Vancouver at St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. ET

Aug 16: St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET

Aug 17: St. Louis at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET

Aug 19: Vancouver at St. Louis – TBD

Aug 21: St. Louis at Vancouver – TBD

Aug 23: Vancouver at St. Louis – TBD

Venue

The Eastern Conference games are slated to take place at the Scotiabank Arena, Toronto while the Western Conference games are held at Rogers Place, Edmonton.

Where to watch

The games can be caught live on NBSCN, NBC, NHL Network, and USA Network. Fox Sports Midwest, MSG, and NBC Sports Washington are the channels that broadcast regional games. 

How to live stream

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can also be live-streamed on the NBC Sports app as well as NBCSports.com. Other options include YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu with Live TV that provides access to viewers to watch the games at reasonable prices. 

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