2024 NHL Playoff Schedule: Stanley Cup Finals

The 2024 NHL Playoffs, are commonly known as the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 2023-2024 National Hockey League (NHL) postseason tournament begins on April 20, 2024, and ends after the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals. The 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket is set with the 16 teams in two conferences. Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators claimed the league’s No. 2 wild card teams.

2024 NHL Playoff Bracket:

Western Conference

  • C-1: Stars vs WC-2: Predators
  • C-2: Jets vs C-3: Avalanche
  • P-1: Canucks vs WC-1 Knights
  • P-2: Oilers vs P-3: LA Kings

Eastern Conference

  • A-1: Panthers vs WC-1: Lightning
  • A-2: Bruins vs A-3: Leafs
  • M-1: NY Islanders vs WC-2: Capitals
  • M-2: Hurricanes vs NY Islanders

When do the NHL playoffs start in 2024?

The 2024 NHL playoffs’ tentative schedule of the round 1 game is on Saturday, April 20, 2024, and is expected to end the Stanley Cup finals on June 24, 2024.

2024 NHL Playoff Schedule: First Round

Thursday, May 16

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Hurricanes vs. NY Rangers7:00 PMTNT
Canucks vs. Oilers10:00 PMTNT

Friday, May 17

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Celtics vs. Panthers7:00 PMTNT
Avalanche vs. Stars10:00 PMTNT

2024 Stanley Cup Finals’ tentative dates

WhereDateTime (ET)TV
TBDTue, June 138:00 PMCBC, SN, TVAS
TBDFri, June 168:00 PMCBC, SN, TVAS
TBDMon, June 248:00 PMCBC, SN, TVAS

What about the Stanley Cup?

The league championship series is known as the Stanley Cup playoff championship, and the winner is awarded the trophy that was donated by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston.

Who is the defending champion of the 2023 Stanley Cup finals?

Vegas Golden Knights wins the 2023 Stanley Cup finals over the Florida Panthers by a 4-1 series.

When is the All-Star Game 2024 taking place?

The 2024 All-Star Weekend will take place from February 3, 2024, beginning with the Skills Competition on February 2 and the All-Star Game on Feb. 3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Fans can watch this event on CBC and Sportsnet TV channels, U.S. fans can stream it on ESPN+, and Canadian fans can watch it on Sportsnet Now and TVA Sports for French fans.

2024 Stanley Cup playoffs are on what TV channel?

According to the broadcast rights, ESPN and Turner Sports show NHL games live in the U.S. Canadian fans can stream NHL’s Out-of-market games on Sportsnet Now Premium and the entire season exclusively on the Sportsnet media network, but a deal with Sportsnet that Saturday Hockey Night in Canada will air on CBC Television.

How NHL playoffs format does work?

In each conference, 8 teams qualify for the playoffs. The first, second, and third rank teams are automatically selected for the playoffs. The two highest records of additional teams will be played in the wild cards. The most points-taking team will earn the home-field advantage from each conference in the playoffs. Each round will be the best-of-seven series that needs 4 wins.

Please Note: All the NHL game schedules you see here are unofficial and subject to change. Get the official NHL games schedule by visiting nhl.com/schedule.