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Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule

Eight best-of-7 series, all played within East, Central, West, North divisions

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Here are the series-by-series schedules for the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Stanley Cup First Round will consist of eight best-of-7 series, all played within the four divisions: MassMutual East, Discover Central, Honda West and Scotia North.

All times listed are ET and subject to change.

 

MASSMUTUAL EAST DIVISION

 

Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs. New York Islanders (4)

(Islanders win 4-2)

Game 1: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

Game 2: Penguins 2, Islanders 1

Game 3: Penguins 5, Islanders 4 

Game 4: Islanders 4, Penguins 1

Game 5: Islanders 3, Penguins 2 (2OT)

Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

 

Washington Capitals (2) vs. Boston Bruins (3)

(Bruins win 4-1)

Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

Game 3: Bruins 3, Capitals 2 (2OT)

Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1

Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1

 

DISCOVER CENTRAL DIVISION

 

Carolina Hurricanes (1) vs. Nashville Predators (4)

(Hurricanes win 4-2)

Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Predators 2

Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Predators 0

Game 3: Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (2OT)

Game 4: Predators 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)

Game 5: Hurricanes 3, Predators 2 (OT)

Game 6: Hurricanes 4, Predators 3 (OT)

 

Florida Panthers (2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (3)

(Lightning win 4-2)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Panthers 4

Game 2: Lightning 3, Panthers 1

Game 3: Panthers 6, Lightning 5 (OT)

Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 2

Game 5: Panthers 4, Lightning 1

Game 6: Lightning 4, Panthers 0

 

HONDA WEST DIVISION

 

Colorado Avalanche (1) vs. St. Louis Blues (4)

(Avalanche win 4-0)

Game 1: Avalanche 4, Blues 1

Game 2: Avalanche 6, Blues 3

Game 3: Avalanche 5, Blues 1

Game 4: Avalanche 5, Blues 2

 

Vegas Golden Knights (2) vs. Minnesota Wild (3)

(Golden Knights win 4-3)

Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)

Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Wild 1

Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Wild 2

Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Wild 0

Game 5: Wild 4, Golden Knights 2

Game 6: Wild 3, Golden Knights 0

Game 7: Golden Knights 6, Wild 2

 

SCOTIA NORTH DIVISION

 

Toronto Maple Leafs (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (4)

(Series tied 3-3)

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1

Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1

Game 3: Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1

Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 0

Game 5: Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

Game 6: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

Monday, May 31, TBD: Canadiens at Maple Leafs | TBD

 

Edmonton Oilers (2) vs. Winnipeg Jets (3)

(Jets win 4-0)

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1

Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)

Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)

Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers 3 (3OT)

 

* if necessary TBD - To Be Determined

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