NHL playoffs 2018: TV schedule for Stanley Cup Final, bracket, scores, series results

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Two teams are left, and the Stanley Cup Final is set. The Washington Capitals have finally pushed past their postseason demons and won the Eastern Conference Finals. They'll move on to the Cup Final to face the Vegas Golden Knights, who won the West in their inaugural season.

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)

* - If necessary

Bracket

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Stanley Cup Final

Game 1, Monday, May 28, 8 p.m. ET: Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights
Game 2, Wednesday, May 30, 8 p.m. ET: Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights
Game 3, Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m. ET: Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals
Game 4, Monday, June 4, 8 p.m. ET: Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals
*Game 5, Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m. ET: Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights
*Game 6, Sunday, June 10, 8 p.m. ET: Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals
*Game 7, Wednesday, June 13, 8 p.m. ET: Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights

Conference finals

Friday, May 11

Washington Capitals 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

Saturday, May 12

Winnipeg Jets 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2 

Sunday, May 13

Washington Capitals 6, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 

Monday, May 14

Vegas Golden Knights 3, Winnipeg Jets 1 

Tuesday, May 15

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Washington Capitals 2

Wednesday, May 16

Vegas Golden Knights 4, Winnipeg Jets 2 

Thursday, May 17

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Washington Capitals 2 

Friday, May 18

Vegas Golden Knights 3, Winnipeg Jets 2

Saturday, May 19

Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Washington Capitals 2 

Sunday, May 20

Vegas Golden Knights 2, Winnipeg Jets 1 (VGK wins series 4-1)

Monday, May 21

Washington Capitals 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 

Wednesday, May 23

Washington Capitals 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 (WSH wins series 4-3)

Second round 

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28

Sunday, April 29

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 2

Thursday, May 3

Friday, May 4

Saturday, May 5

Sunday, May 6

Monday, May 7

Thursday, May 10

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

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