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Hockey fans know that the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the best postseasons in sports. With the regular season wrapping up, it's almost that time again to watch teams battle it out for the Stanley Cup.

This season is different from last year, which was different from others in the past due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to travel restrictions in Canada, the NHL realigned their divisions, with one including just Canadian teams.

The first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs take place within the division. The first place team faces the fourth-place team and the second-place team plays the third-place team. The winners then face off in the second round. The four teams that advance to the semifinals will be re-seeded using regular season point total.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing information

TV: NBCSN, NBC, USA, CNBC, NHL Network
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

All times Eastern
(* if necessary)

Semifinals

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 3 New York Islanders (NYI leads, 1-0)

Game 1: Islanders 2, Lightning 1
Game 2: Tuesday, June 15 | at TB | 8 p.m. | TV: NBCSN
Game 3: Thursday, June 17 | at NYI | 8 p.m. | TV: USA Network
Game 4: Saturday, June 19 | at NYI | 8 p.m. | TV: USA Network
*Game 5: Monday, June 21 | at TB | 8 p.m. | TV: NBCSN
*Game 6: Wednesday, June 23 | at NYI | 8 p.m. | TV: NBCSN
*Game 7: Friday June 25 | at TB | 8 p.m. | TV: NBCSN

No. 1 Vegas Golden Knights vs. No. 4 Montreal Canadiens (LV leads, 1-0)

Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Canadiens 1
Game 2: Wednesday, June 16 | at LV | 9 p.m. | TV: NBCSN
Game 3: Friday, June 18 | at MON | 8 p.m. | TV: USA Network
Game 4: Sunday, June 20 | at MON | 8 p.m. | TV: NBCSN
*Game 5: Tuesday, June 22 | at LV | 9 p.m. | TV: NBCSN
*Game 6: Thursday, June 24 | at MON | 8 p.m. | TV: USA Network
*Game 7: Saturday, June 26 | at LV | 8 p.m. | TV: NBCSN

Round 2

North Division
No. 4 Montreal Canadiens defeat No. 3 Winnipeg Jets, 4-0
Game 1: Canadiens 5, Jets 3
Game 2: Canadiens 1, Jets 0
Game 3: Canadiens 5, Jets 1
Game 4: Canadiens 3, Jets 2 (OT)

East Division
No. 4 New York Islanders defeat No. 3 Boston Bruins, 4-2
Game 1: Bruins 5, Islanders 2
Game 2: Islanders 4, Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 2, Islanders 1 (OT)
Game 4: Islanders 4, Bruins 1
Game 5: Islanders 5, Bruins 4
Game 6: Islanders 6, Bruins 2

Central Division
No. 3 Tampa Bay Lightning defeat No. 1 Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1
Game 1: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1
Game 2: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 0
Game 3: Hurricanes 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 4: Lightning 6, Hurricanes 4
Game 5: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 0

West Division
No. 2 Vegas Golden Knights def. No. 1 Colorado Avalanche, 4-2
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Golden Knights 1
Game 2: Avalanche 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Avalanche 1
Game 5: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)
Game 6: Golden Knights 6, Avalanche 3

Round 1

North Division

No. 4 Montreal Canadiens defeat No. 1 Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3
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)
Game 7: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

No. 3 Winnipeg Jets defeat No. 2 Edmonton Oilers, 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 (OT) 

East Division

No. 4 New York Islanders defeat No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins, 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 (OT)
Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

No. 3 Boston Bruins defeat No. 2 Washington Capitals, 4-1
Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 3, Capitals 2 (OT)
Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1
Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1

Central Division

No.1 Carolina Hurricanes defeat No. 4 Nashville Predators, 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)

No. 3 Tampa Bay Lightning defeat No. 2 Florida Panthers, 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

West Division

No. 1 Colorado Avalanche defeat No. 4 St. Louis Blues, 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

No. 2 Vegas Golden Knights defeats No. 3 Minnesota Wild, 4-3
Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)
Game 2: Golden Knights 2, 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