Stanley Cup Playoffs: How to stream, watch on TV, schedule for first-round matchups

Thirty teams.

Down to 16.

And now it’s time to get to business. The Stanley Cup playoffs are here, so be sure you know which contenders are squaring off with each other, when they are doing so and how to watch all of it go down in the race for a title:

How to Watch (all times ET; *-if necessary):

Eastern Conference

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers

TV: NBCSN (Game 1), USA (Game 2), NBCSN (Games 3-4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 12, 7 p.m., Bell Centre
  • April 14, 7 p.m., Bell Centre
  • April 16, 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden
  • April 18, 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden
  • April 20, TBD, Bell Centre*
  • April 22, TBD, Madison Square Garden*
  • April 24, TBD, Bell Centre*

Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

TV: USA (Game 1), NBCSN (Games 2-4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 13, 7 p.m., Verizon Center
  • April 15, 7 p.m., Verizon Center
  • April 17, 7 p.m., Air Canada Centre
  • April 19, 7 p.m., Air Canada Centre
  • April 21, TBD, Verizon Center*
  • April 23, TBD, Air Canada Centre*
  • April 25, TBD, Verizon Center*

Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins

TV: NHL Network (Game 1), NBC (Game 2), CNBC (Game 3), USA (Game 4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 12, 7 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre
  • April 15, 3 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre
  • April 17, 7 p.m., TD Garden
  • April 19, 7:30 p.m., TD Garden
  • April 21, TBD, Canadian Tire Centre*
  • April 23, TBD, TD Garden*
  • April 26, TBD, Canadian Tire Centre*

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

TV: USA (Game 1), NHL Network (Game 2), CNBC (Games 3-4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 12, 7:30 p.m., PPG Paints Arena
  • April 14, 7 p.m., PPG Paints Arena
  • April 16, 6 p.m., Nationwide Arena
  • April 18, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena
  • April 20, TBD, PPG Paints Arena*
  • April 23, TBD, Nationwide Arena*
  • April 25, TBD, PPG Paints Arena*

Western Conference

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

TV: NBCSN (Game 1), NBC (Game 2), CNBC (Game 3)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 13, 8 p.m., United Center
  • April 15, 8 p.m., United Center
  • April 17, 9:30 p.m., Bridgestone Arena
  • April 20, TBD, Bridgestone Arena
  • April 22, TBD, United Center*
  • April 24, TBD, Bridgestone Arena*
  • April 26, TBD, United Center*

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

TV: NBCSN (Games 1-3), USA (Game 4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 13, 10:30 p.m., Honda Center
  • April 15, 10:30 p.m., Honda Center
  • April 17, 10 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome
  • April 19, 9 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome
  • April 21, TBD, Honda Center*
  • April 23, TBD, Scotiabank Saddledome*
  • April 25, TBD, Honda Center*

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

TV: NBCSN (Games 1-2), NBC (Game 3), NBCSN (Game 4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 12, 9:30 p.m., Xcel Energy Center
  • April 14, 8 p.m., Xcel Energy Center
  • April 16, 3 p.m., Scottrade Center
  • April 19, 9:30 p.m., Scottrade Center
  • April 22, TBD, Xcel Energy Center*
  • April 24, TBD, Scottrade Center*
  • April 26, TBD, Xcel Energy Center*

Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

TV: USA (Game 1), NBCSN (Games 2-4)
Stream: NHL.tv

  • April 12, 10 p.m., Rogers Place
  • April 14, 10:30 p.m., Rogers Place
  • April 16, 10 p.m., SAP Center
  • April 18, 10 p.m., SAP Center
  • April 20, TBD, Rogers Place*
  • April 22, TBD, SAP Center*
  • April 24, TBD, Rogers Place*
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