NEW YORK - The National Hockey League today announced that the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final will begin on Thursday, May 9 when the Boston Bruins play host to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of their series at 8 p.m. ET in Boston. The game will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. In Canada, the game will be on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports. Schedule scenarios for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final and Western Conference Final will be released at a later time.