NHL playoff schedule 2021: Up to date bracket, dates, instances, TV channels for each Spherical 2 collection


After a wild, heart-thumping first spherical, the Stanley Cup playoffs proceed with the second spherical because the 4 divisions get set to crown their champions.

Eight groups will stay to battle it out for the 2021 Stanley Cup. There are perennial contenders such because the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights. The New York Islanders are giving the Nassau Coliseum fairly a sendoff within the Previous Barn’s final season. It has been 20 years because the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche gained a Cup; is that this their yr?

Do not rule out the Carolina Hurricanes and coach Rod Brind’Amour, a Jack Adams contender. The membership final gained the Cup 15 years in the past and is working on all cylinders. Up north, the Winnipeg Jets have to attend a bit to see who they’re going to face. Connor Hellebuyck has been a power between the pipes, and no matter who they’re going to play subsequent, they’re hovering. 

Beneath is the whole lot you may have to find out about watching the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs second spherical, together with matchups and series-by-series TV schedules.

NHL playoff bracket 2021

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NHL playoffs 2021: TV channels, stay stream

The 2021 postseason marks the ultimate yr NBC’s household of networks will broadcast the NHL’s journey to the Stanley Cup. Second-round video games will likely be proven throughout NBC channels in the USA, whereas in Canada video games will likely be proven on Sportsnet’s channels, CBC and TVA Sports activities.

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How will the NHL playoffs work in 2021?

Here is a fast overview of how the 2021 postseason will work, with each collection being a better of seven:

  • 4 groups from every division superior to the Stanley Cup playoffs. First-round matchups are No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in every division.
  • The primary-round winners in every division will face off to find out the division champion.
  • As soon as the 4 division winners are topped, they’re going to meet within the Stanley Cup semifinals. Seeding for this spherical will likely be based mostly on regular-season level totals.
  • The semifinal winners will meet within the Stanley Cup Last. 

NHL playoffs schedule, outcomes by collection

(All instances Jap)

Second spherical

East Division: (3) Boston Bruins vs. (4) New York Islanders

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)/Outcomes
Sat., Might 29 at Boston 8 p.m. (NBC, SN360, TVA Sports activities)
Mon., Might 31 at Boston 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, SN1, TVA Sports activities)
TBD at New York TBD
TBD at New York TBD
*TBD at Boston TBD
*TBD at New York TBD
*TBD at Boston TBD

MORE: The Islanders, the Previous Barn and taking yet one more step nearer to regular

North Division: (3) Winnipeg Jets vs. (1) Toronto Maple Leafs or (4) Montreal Canadiens

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)/Outcomes
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
*TBD TBD TBD
*TBD TBD TBD
*TBD TBD TBD

Central Division: (1) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3) Tampa Bay Lightning

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)/Outcomes
Solar., Might 30 at Carolina 5 p.m. (NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports activities)
TBD at Carolina TBD
TBD at Tampa Bay TBD
TBD at Tampa Bay TBD
*TBD at Carolina TBD
*TBD at Tampa Bay TBD
*TBD at Carolina TBD

West Division: (1) Colorado Avalanche vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights

Date Matchup Time (TV channel)/Outcomes
Solar., Might 30 at Colorado 8 p.m. (NBC)
TBD at Colorado TBD
TBD at Vegas TBD
TBD at Vegas TBD
*TBD at Colorado TBD
*TBD at Vegas TBD
*TBD at Colorado TBD

* If essential.





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