NHL playoffs 2018 TV schedule for second round: Scores, bracket, series results, odds for Stanley Cup

So what side should you back? And where does the value lie? Visit SportsLine to get NHL odds and picks for every Stanley Cup Playoff game, all from the advanced computer model on a red-hot 21-8 NHL run.  

Ready for some seconds, NHL fans? There are now just eight teams left standing on the road to the Stanley Cup Final after the Boston Bruins stormed back in a wild Game 7 on Wednesday night to finish off the pesky Toronto Maple Leafs for good. The Bruins are headed to the second round of the NHL playoffs, but only after giving their hometown fans a good scare, trailing 4-3 after two periods before scoring four third-period goals in the win.

The postseason can be an intense, grueling journey, so come along for the ride as sixteen teams vie for a shot at glory and to get their names etched on the Stanley Cup. There have already been some great games already, and there are sure to be plenty more to come. 

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

How to watch

TV: NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, NHL Network, SN  
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

(All times ET)

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Bracket

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Second round 

Thursday, April 26

  • Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
  • San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Friday, April 27

  • Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, SN360, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 28

  • Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning, 3 p.m. -- NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
  • San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights, 8 p.m. -- NBC, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 29

  • Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, 3 p.m. -- NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators, 7 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, April 30

  • Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks, 10 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 1

  • Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. -- NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports 2
  • Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets, 8 p.m. -- CBC, TVA Sports, CNBC

Wednesday, May 2

  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks, 10 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, May 3

  • Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. -- NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
  • Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets, 9:30 p.m. -- CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN

Friday, May 4

  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • *San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m. -- NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, May 5

  • *Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, TBD
  • *Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators, TBD

Sunday, May 6

  • *Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning, TBD
  • *Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks, TBD

Monday, May 7

  • *Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins, TBD
  • *Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets, TBD

Tuesday, May 8

  • *Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins, TBD
  • *San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights, TBD

Wednesday, May 9

  • *Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, TBD

Thursday, May 10

  • *Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning, TBD
  • *Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators, TBD

Opening round

Wednesday, April 11

Thursday, April 12

Friday, April 13

Saturday, April 14

Sunday, April 15

Monday, April 16

Tuesday, April 17

Wednesday, April 18

Thursday, April 19

Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22

Wednesday, April 25

NHL Playoffs odds

Here's a look at each team's projected odds to advance via SportsLine, not to mention their odds to win not only their conference, but also the Stanley Cup.  

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