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Stanley Cup Playoffs preview

Latest news, analysis, predictions, schedule from NHL.com for each of eight first-round series

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The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday and NHL.com has it covered.

The latest news, analysis, features, previews and predictions for each of the eight first-round series from our team of staff writers and correspondents is all here, in your one-stop shot for playoff coverage.

 

First-round schedule

View: Dates, times, TV information for the first round.

 

First-round predictions

See who NHL.com writers think will advance past the first round.

 

Series pages

Get the latest from each of eight series here.

 

Eastern Conference First Round

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Western Conference First Round 

Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars

Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues

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