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Full first-round schedule for 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The chase for the Stanley Cup is here.

Sixteen NHL teams are left standing to make up the 2024 playoff field. The New York Rangers lead the Eastern Conference after earning the Presidents’ Trophy, while Dallas Stars shined brightest in the West. The defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights are also back in the playoff mix, as are the reigning runners-up the Florida Panthers.

Here’s everything to know about the NHL’s first-round schedule before the puck drops in the playoffs:

When do the NHL playoffs start?

The 2024 playoffs will begin on Saturday, April 20.

NHL first-round playoff matchups

Here are the first-round matchups in each conference:

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

NHL first-round playoff schedule

Here’s an updated look at the first-round schedule (* = if necessary):

Eastern Conference

Panthers vs. Lightning

  • Game 1: Lightning at Panthers; Sunday, April 21 (12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 2: Lightning at Panthers; Tuesday, April 23 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

  • Game 3: Panthers at Lightning; Thursday, April 25 (7 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 4: Panthers at Lightning; Saturday, April 27 (5 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 5*: Lightning at Panthers; Monday, April 29 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Panthers at Lightning; Wednesday, May 1 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Lightning at Panthers; Saturday, May 4 (TBD)

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs

  • Game 1: Maple Leafs at Bruins; Saturday, April 20 (8 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 2: Maple Leafs at Bruins; Monday, April 22 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 3: Bruins at Maple Leafs; Wednesday, April 24 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 4: Bruins at Maple Leafs; Saturday, April 27 (8 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 5*: Maple Leafs at Bruins; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Bruins at Maple Leafs; Thursday, May 2 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Maple Leafs at Bruins; Saturday, May 4 (TBD)

Rangers vs. Capitals

  • Game 1: Capitals at Rangers; Sunday, April 21 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 2: Capitals at Rangers; Tuesday, April 23 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 3: Rangers at Capitals; Friday, April 26 (7 p.m. ET, TNT)

  • Game 4: Rangers at Capitals; Sunday, April 28 (8 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 5*: Capitals at Rangers; Wednesday, May 1 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Rangers at Capitals; Friday, May 3 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Capitals at Rangers; Sunday, May 5 (TBD)

Hurricanes vs. Islanders

  • Game 1: Islanders at Hurricanes; Saturday, April 20 (5 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 2: Islanders at Hurricanes; Monday, April 22 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

  • Game 3: Hurricanes at Islanders; Thursday, April 25 (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

  • Game 4: Hurricanes at Islanders; Saturday, April 27 (2 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 5*: Islanders at Hurricanes; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Hurricanes at Islanders; Thursday, May 2 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Islanders at Hurricanes; Saturday, May 4 (TBD)

Western Conference

Stars vs. Golden Knights

  • Game 1: Golden Knights at Stars; Monday, April 22 (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 2: Golden Knights at Stars; Wednesday, April 24 (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 3: Stars at Golden Knights; Saturday, April 27 (10:30 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 4: Stars at Golden Knights; Monday, April 29 (TBD)

  • Game 5*: Golden Knights at Stars; Wednesday, May 1 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Stars at Golden Knights; Friday, May 3 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Golden Knights at Stars; Sunday, May 5 (TBD)

Jets vs. Avalanche

  • Game 1: Avalanche at Jets; Sunday, April 21 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

  • Game 2: Avalanche at Jets; Tuesday, April 23 (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 3: Jets at Avalanche; Friday, April 26 (10 p.m. ET, TNT)

  • Game 4: Jets at Avalanche; Sunday, April 28 (2:30 p.m. ET, TNT)

  • Game 5*: Avalanche at Jets; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Jets at Avalanche; Thursday, May 2 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Avalanche at Jets; Saturday, May 4 (TBD)

Canucks vs. Predators

  • Game 1: Predators at Canucks; Sunday, April 21 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)

  • Game 2: Predators at Canucks; Tuesday, April 23 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

  • Game 3: Canucks at Predators; Friday, April 26 (7:30 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 4: Canucks at Predators; Sunday, April 28 (5 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 5*: Predators at Canucks; Tuesday, April 30 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Canucks at Predators; Friday, May 3 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Predators at Canucks; Sunday, May 5 (TBD)

Oilers vs. Kings

  • Game 1: Kings at Oilers; Monday, April 22 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

  • Game 2: Kings at Oilers; Wednesday, April 24 (10 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 3: Oilers at Kings; Friday, April 26 (10:30 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 4: Oilers at Kings; Sunday, April 28 (10:30 p.m. ET, TBS)

  • Game 5*: Kings at Oilers; Wednesday, May 1 (TBD)

  • Game 6*: Oilers at Kings; Friday, May 3 (TBD)

  • Game 7*: Kings at Oilers; Sunday, May 5 (TBD)

Source: Yahoo Sports

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