2019 NHL Playoffs: Bracket, Stanley Cup playoffs, schedule, standings, games, TV channels, times

The NHL regular season is officially in the books, which means it's time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. The postseason always brings some of the most exciting, nerve-wracking, pulse-pounding action you'll find on the annual sports calendar, so strap in for a few months of intensity as 16 teams battle it out.

Below you'll find the first round playoff schedule, which will be updated as the postseason progresses. Stay with CBS Sports for your Stanley Cup playoff coverage and analysis, and check out CBS Sports HQ for daily highlights and breakdowns.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing information

TV: NBCSN, USA, CBC, SN360, TVA Sports
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

All times Eastern

Opening round


Eastern Conference

Columbus Blue Jackets sweep Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-0
Recaps: Game 1 |  Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4
Analysis: Five things that went wrong for Tampa Bay

Toronto Maple Leafs tied with Boston Bruins, 2-2
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4

Game 5: Friday, April 19, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Bruins | TBD
Game 6: Sunday, April 21, TBD: Bruins @ Maple Leafs | TBD
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Bruins | TBD

New York Islanders sweep Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-0
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4
Analysis: How the Islanders defense stopped the Penguins stars

Washington Capitals lead Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

Game 4: Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.: Capitals @ Hurricanes | SN360, TVA Sports
Game 5: Saturday, April 20, TBD: Hurricanes @ Capitals | TBD
*Game 6: Monday, April 22, TBD: Capitals @ Hurricanes | TBD
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 24, TBD: Hurricanes @ Capitals | TBD

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche lead Calgary Flames, 3-1
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4

Game 5: Friday, April 19, TBD: Avalanche @ Flames | TBD
*Game 6: Sunday, April 21, TBD: Flames @ Avalanche | TBD
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Avalanche @ Flames | TBD

Vegas Golden Knights lead San Jose Sharks, 3-1
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4

Game 5: Thursday, April 18, 10 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Sharks | NBCSN
*Game 6: Sunday, April 21, TBD: Sharks @ Golden Knights | TBD
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 23, TBD: Golden Knights @ Sharks | TBD

Nashville Predators tied with Dallas Stars, 2-2
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4

Game 5: Saturday, April 20, TBD: Stars @ Predators | TBD
Game 6: Monday, April 22, TBD: Predators @ Stars | TBD
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 24, TBD: Stars @ Predators | TBD

Winnipeg Jets tied with St. Louis Blues, 2-2
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3  | Game 4

Game 5: Thursday, April 18, 8:30 p.m.: Blues @ Jets | USA
Game 6: Saturday, April 20, TBD: Jets @ Blues | TBD
*Game 7: Monday, April 22, TBD: Blues @ Jets | TBD

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