2023 NHL Playoff Schedule: Stanley Cup Finals

The 2023 NHL Playoffs is commonly known as the Stanley Cup Playoffs is the postseason tournament of the 2022-2023 National Hockey League (NHL) that began on April 17, 2023, and expected to end after the 2023 Stanley Cup Finals.

When do the NHL playoffs start in 2023?

The 2023 NHL playoffs’ tentative schedule of the round 1 game is on April 17, 2023, and is expected to end the 2023 Stanley Cup finals on 18th June 2023.

(1) Hurricanes vs (8) Panthers Conference Finals (FLA Wins 4-0)

WhereDateTime (ET)TV
Panthers 3-2 HurricanesThu, May 18Final /OTTNT, CBC, SN, TVAS
Panthers 2-1 HurricanesSat, May 20FinalTNT, CBC, SN, TVAS
Hurricanes 0-1 PanthersMon, May 22FinalTNT, CBC, SN, TVAS
Hurricanes 3-4 PanthersWed, May 24FinalTNT, CBC, SN, TVAS

(1) Knights vs (4) Stars Conference Finals (VGK Leads 3-2)

WhereDateTime (ET)TV
Stars 3-4 KnightsFri, May 19Final/OTESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS
Stars 2-3 KnightsSun, May 21Final/OTESPN+, ABC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Knights 4-0 StarsTue, May 23FinalESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS
Knights 2-3 StarsThu, May 25Final/OTESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS
Stars 4-2 KnightsSat, May 27FinalESPN+, ABC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Knights @ StarsMon, May 298:00 PMESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS

2022-23 NHL key dates:

  • Friday, October 7, 2022: Regular season begins
  • Friday, November 25, 2022: Thanksgiving Showdown
  • Feb. 3-4, 2023: NHL 2023 All-Star Weekend
  • Outdoor Games: Jan. 2, 2023, Feb. 18, 2023
  • Monday, April 17: 2023 NHL Playoffs begin
  • Thursday, June 8: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1
  • Sunday, June 18: Stanley Cup finals Game 7 (If needed)

2023 Stanley Cup Tentative Finals Schedule

DateGamesTime (ET)TV
June 8, 2023TBD8:00 PMNHL Network
TBDTBD8:00 PMNHL Network
TBDTBD8:00 PMNHL Network
TBDTBD8:00 PMNHL Network
TBD *(if necessary)*TBD8:00 PMNHL Network
TBD *(if necessary)*TBD8:00 PMNHL Network
TBD *(if necessary)*TBD8:00 PMNHL Network

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 2022 Stanley Cup finals?

Colorado Avalanche wins the 2022 Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 4-2 series.

When is the All-Star Game 2023 taking place?

The 2023 All-Star Weekend will take place from Feb. 3-4, 2023, beginning with the Skills Competition on February 3 and the All-Star Game on Feb. 4 at Sunrise, Florida, home of the Florida Panthers.

The 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs are on what TV channel?

According to the broadcast rights, ESPN and Turner Sports shows NHL game live in 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 need 4 wins.