The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs will have an unfamiliar look.
For the first time since 2019, the Presidents’ Trophy winner and the previous year’s Stanley Cup finalists didn’t make it out of the first round.
That’s because the Florida Panthers upset the record-setting Boston Bruins and the second-year Seattle Kraken upset the defending champion Colorado Avalanche. The Toronto Maple Leafs reached the second round for the first time since 2004 by ousting the Tampa Bay Lightning, who reached the last three Stanley Cup Finals.
The Maple Leafs will face the Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes will face the New Jersey Devils or New York Rangers in the East. The West series are Dallas Stars vs. Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers.
The schedule for the first two games of the second round of the NHL playoffs (first-round results):
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers
Tuesday, May 2: Florida at Toronto, 7, ESPN
Thursday, May 4: Florida at Toronto, TBD
Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils/New York Rangers
Wednesday, May 3: New Jersey/New York at Carolina, TBD
Friday, May 5: New Jersey/New York at Carolina, TBD
Dallas Stars vs. Seattle Kraken
Tuesday, May 2: Seattle at Dallas, 9:30, ESPN
Thursday, May 4: Seattle at Dallas, TBD
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers
Wednesday, May 3: Edmonton at Vegas, TBD
Friday, May 5: Edmonton at Vegas, TBD
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NHL playoff bracket: Second-round schedule, scores, TV info
Source: Yahoo Sports