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 Stanley Cup playoff time. 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 and and overall bracket, both of 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

Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3

Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6 | Game 7

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, 3-3
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6

Game 7: Wednesday, April 24, TBD: Hurricanes @ Capitals | TBD

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche beat Calgary Flames, 4-1
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5
Analysis: How the Avalanche were able to upset the Flames

San Jose Sharks beat Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3

Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6 | Game 7

Dallas Stars beat Nashville Predators, 4-2
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6
Analysis: What went wrong for the Predators

St. Louis Blues beat Winnipeg Jets, 4-2
Recaps: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3  | Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6
Analysis: How the Blues beat the Jets

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