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2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule Scenarios

The Golden Knights will open against the Los Angeles Kings on April 11 at 7 p.m. PT

by NHL @GoldenKnights

NEW YORK (April 8, 2018) - The National Hockey League today announced two scenarios for the dates of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round based on the outcome of tonight's Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins game at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Bruins (50-19-12, 112 points) sit one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning (54-23-5, 113 points) for the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. Boston will clinch first place with a win of any kind, while Tampa Bay will claim the title if Boston loses in any fashion.

The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday, April 11. National broadcast information will be announced when available. All times are ET and subject to change.

EASTERN CONFERENCE (If Tampa Bay wins the Atlantic Division)

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Tampa Bay vs. #4 New Jersey     

Thursday, April 12         7 p.m.               New Jersey at Tampa Bay                    

Saturday, April 14         3 p.m.               New Jersey at Tampa Bay                    

Monday, April 16           7:30 p.m.          Tampa Bay at New Jersey                    

Wednesday, April 18     7:30 p.m.          Tampa Bay at New Jersey        

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 New Jersey at Tampa Bay                    

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Tampa Bay at New Jersey                    

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 New Jersey at Tampa Bay                    

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Boston vs. #3 Toronto                              

Thursday, April 12         7 p.m.               Toronto at Boston                    

Saturday, April 14         8 p.m.               Toronto at Boston                    

Monday, April 16           7 p.m.               Boston at Toronto                    

Thursday, April 19         7 p.m.               Boston at Toronto                    

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Toronto at Boston                    

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Boston at Toronto                    

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Toronto at Boston                    

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Washington vs. #4 Columbus              

Thursday, April 12         7:30 p.m.          Columbus at Washington         

Sunday, April 15           7:30 p.m.          Columbus at Washington         

Tuesday, April 17          7:30 p.m.          Washington at Columbus         

Thursday, April 19         7:30 p.m.          Washington at Columbus         

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Columbus at Washington         

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Washington at Columbus         

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Columbus at Washington         

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Pittsburgh vs. #3 Philadelphia            

Wednesday, April 11     7 p.m.               Philadelphia at Pittsburgh         

Friday, April 13             7 p.m.               Philadelphia at Pittsburgh          

Sunday, April 15           3 p.m.               Pittsburgh at Philadelphia        

Wednesday, April 18     7 p.m.               Pittsburgh at Philadelphia        

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh          

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia        

*Tuesday, April 24        TBD                 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh                   

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE (If Tampa Bay wins the Atlantic Division)

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Nashville vs. #4 Colorado            

Thursday, April 12         9:30 p.m.          Colorado at Nashville               

Saturday, April 14         3 p.m.               Colorado at Nashville               

Monday, April 16           10 p.m.             Nashville at Colorado               

Wednesday, April 18     10 p.m.             Nashville at Colorado               

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 Colorado at Nashville               

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Nashville at Colorado               

*Tuesday, April 24        TBD                 Colorado at Nashville               

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Winnipeg vs. #3 Minnesota                      

Wednesday, April 11     7 p.m.               Minnesota at Winnipeg             

Friday, April 13             7:30 p.m.          Minnesota at Winnipeg            

Sunday, April 15           7 p.m.               Winnipeg at Minnesota            

Tuesday, April 17          8 p.m.               Winnipeg at Minnesota            

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 Minnesota at Winnipeg            

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Winnipeg at Minnesota            

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Minnesota at Winnipeg            

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Vegas vs. #4 Los Angeles                   

Wednesday, April 11     10 p.m.             Los Angeles at Vegas              

Friday, April 13             10 p.m.             Los Angeles at Vegas              

Sunday, April 15           10:30 p.m.        Vegas at Los Angeles              

Tuesday, April 17          10:30 p.m.        Vegas at Los Angeles              

*Thursday, April 19        10 p.m.             Los Angeles at Vegas              

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Vegas at Los Angeles              

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Los Angeles at Vegas              

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Anaheim vs. #3 San Jose                     

Thursday, April 12         10:30 p.m.        San Jose at Anaheim               

Saturday, April 14         10:30 p.m.        San Jose at Anaheim               

Monday, April 16           10:30 p.m.        Anaheim at San Jose               

Wednesday, April 18     10:30 p.m.        Anaheim at San Jose               

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 San Jose at Anaheim               

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Anaheim at San Jose               

*Tuesday, April 24        TBD                 San Jose at Anaheim               

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE (If Boston wins the Atlantic Division)

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Boston vs. #4 New Jersey           

Thursday, April 12         7 p.m.               New Jersey at Boston              

Saturday, April 14         3 p.m.               New Jersey at Boston              

Monday, April 16           7:30 p.m.          Boston at New Jersey              

Wednesday, April 18     7:30 p.m.          Boston at New Jersey              

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 New Jersey at Boston                          

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Boston at New Jersey                          

*Tuesday, April 24        TBD                 New Jersey at Boston                          

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Tampa Bay vs. #3 Toronto                       

Thursday, April 12         7 p.m.               Toronto at Tampa Bay              

Saturday, April 14         7 p.m.               Toronto at Tampa Bay              

Tuesday, April 17          7 p.m.               Tampa Bay at Toronto            

Thursday, April 19         7 p.m.               Tampa Bay at Toronto             

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Toronto at Tampa Bay             

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Tampa Bay at Toronto             

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Toronto at Tampa Bay              

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Washington vs. #4 Columbus              

Thursday, April 12         7:30 p.m.          Columbus at Washington         

Sunday, April 15           3 p.m.               Columbus at Washington         

Tuesday, April 17          7 p.m.               Washington at Columbus         

Thursday, April 19         7:30 p.m.          Washington at Columbus         

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Columbus at Washington         

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Washington at Columbus         

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Columbus at Washington         

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Pittsburgh vs. #3 Philadelphia            

Wednesday, April 11     7 p.m.               Philadelphia at Pittsburgh         

Saturday, April 14         8 p.m.               Philadelphia at Pittsburgh          

Monday, April 16           7 p.m.               Pittsburgh at Philadelphia        

Wednesday, April 18     7 p.m.               Pittsburgh at Philadelphia        

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh          

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia        

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh                    

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE (If Boston wins the Atlantic Division) 

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Nashville vs. #4 Colorado            

Thursday, April 12         9:30 p.m.          Colorado at Nashville               

Saturday, April 14         3 p.m.               Colorado at Nashville               

Monday, April 16           10 p.m.             Nashville at Colorado               

Wednesday, April 18     10 p.m.             Nashville at Colorado               

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 Colorado at Nashville               

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Nashville at Colorado               

*Tuesday, April 24        TBD                 Colorado at Nashville               

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Winnipeg vs. #3 Minnesota                      

Wednesday, April 11     7 p.m.               Minnesota at Winnipeg             

Friday, April 13             7:30 p.m.          Minnesota at Winnipeg            

Sunday, April 15           7:30 p.m.          Winnipeg at Minnesota            

Wednesday, April 18     8 p.m.               Winnipeg at Minnesota            

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 Minnesota at Winnipeg            

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Winnipeg at Minnesota            

*Wednesday, April 25   TBD                 Minnesota at Winnipeg            

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #1 Vegas vs. #4 Los Angeles                   

Wednesday, April 11     10 p.m.             Los Angeles at Vegas              

Friday, April 13             10:30 p.m.        Los Angeles at Vegas              

Sunday, April 15           10:30 p.m.        Vegas at Los Angeles              

Tuesday, April 17          10 p.m.             Vegas at Los Angeles              

*Thursday, April 19        10:30 p.m.        Los Angeles at Vegas              

*Saturday, April 21        TBD                 Vegas at Los Angeles              

*Monday, April 23         TBD                 Los Angeles at Vegas              

 

Date                          Time (ET)              #2 Anaheim vs. #3 San Jose                    

Thursday, April 12         10:30 p.m.        San Jose at Anaheim               

Saturday, April 14         10:30 p.m.        San Jose at Anaheim               

Monday, April 16           10:30 p.m.        Anaheim at San Jose               

Wednesday, April 18     10:30 p.m.        Anaheim at San Jose               

*Friday, April 20             TBD                 San Jose at Anaheim               

*Sunday, April 22          TBD                 Anaheim at San Jose               

*Tuesday, April 24        TBD                 San Jose at Anaheim               

 

* if necessary

TBD = To Be Determined

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