PHT Morning Skate: Kuznetsov’s future; Ekman-Larsson on Canucks

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• Is there a future for Evgeny Kuznetsov with the Capitals? [Washington Hockey Now]

• Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said he expects to get an extension done with Alex Ovechkin before free agency opens on Wednesday. [NoVa Caps]

• A Jack Eichel trade may be complicated, but GM Kevyn Adams says he’s fine if the captain is still with the team when training camp opens. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Once he clears waivers on Monday, the buyout process of Jake Virtanen will be complete. [Canucks Army]

Oliver Ekman-Larsson on his trade to the Canucks: “It’s been crazy, but I’m super excited to be in Vancouver and what’s ahead of us. A little bit of a relief, too, in talking about this (trade) for a year now, and I kind of felt we were running out of time last year. But I’m happy. New start and a fresh start.” [Province]

• If Mr. Burns is looking for another softball team full of ringers, he should give Nate Schmidt a call:

• Kings GM Rob Blake on drafting Brandt Clarke with their first pick and his free agency plans. [Mayor’s Manor]

• Ottawa’s head scout Trent Mann defends the club’s approach to the 2021 NHL Draft. [Ottawa Sun]

• Patience and with salary cap flexibility is Ron Francis’ plan as he builds the Kraken’s first roster. [NHL.com]

• The Red Wings are bringing back Marc Staal on a one-year, $2 million contract. [MLive]

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PHT Morning Skate: Treliving on losing Giordano; NHL schedule revealed Thursday

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• Flames GM Brad Treliving on losing captain Mark Giordano in the NHL Expansion Draft: “In order for this not to happen was a price we couldn’t pay. If there was a way within reason for this not to happen . . . we certainly would have pursued it.” [Calgary Herald]

• Ron Francis put together his initial Seattle Kraken roster with cap space and the long game in mind. [Sportsnet]

• Taking a look at Vitek Vanecek, Joey Daccord, and Chris Driedger, the Kraken’s goaltending trio. [Sound of Hockey]

• Here’s the full Kraken roster from the NHL Expansion Draft. [PHT]

• Analyzing the roster with more moves to come from Francis and his staff. [PHT]

• The 2021-22 NHL schedule will be revealed Thursday night at 6 p.m. ET. [NHL.com]

• We do know who the Kraken will face in their home opener, and it’s the Canucks. [Pass it to Bulis]

• With so many leagues shut down and travel restricted, scouting for the 2021 NHL Draft was a unique experience. [TSN]

• A sign-and-trade deal between the Oilers and Maple Leafs could be executed Thursday with Zach Hyman heading west. [Oilers Nation]

• Could Christian Dvorak be a good fit with the Penguins? [Pensburgh]

• It took a while, but the Islanders have the growth and stability that makes them attractive to free agents. [NY Hockey Now]

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PHT Morning Skate: Kraken’s Price option; Laine mulling offer

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• The Kraken can do the Canadiens a favor by taking Carey Price off their hands. [Montreal Gazette]

• A look at who our friends at NBC Sports Edge think the Kraken will pick tonight. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Fun story on Frederic Chabot, who was selected in three NHL expansion drafts. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• The rumors about the Kraken’s roster construction have been fast and furious. [Sound of Hockey]

Patrik Laine is considering whether to sign a $7.5 million qualifying offer from the Blue Jackets that would bump his team-high salary-cap amount for next season by $750,000, up from $6.75 million this past season. [Columbus Dispatch]

• Why the Flyers should pursue Vladimir Tarasenko. [The Hockey Writers]

• Mason McTavish could be a good option should the Sabres acquire a second high first-rounder. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Very neat infographic highlighting the century-plus history of the NHL. [Hockey by Design]

• Everyone involved with the Ontario Hockey League will be required to be vaccinated next season. [OHL]

• Would a Foligno brother reunion make sense for the Wild? [Hockey Wilderness]

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PHT Morning Skate: Kraken draft party guests; Rangers, Goodrow working towards deal

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• Seattle’s expansion draft show on Wednesday will feature a number of special guests, including Macklemore, Marshawn Lynch, Sue Bird, Gary Payton, and Shawn Kemp. [NHL.com]

• On Columbus exposing Max Domi: “For an expansion team where the ‘sum of its parts’ ethos dominates the messaging, perhaps Seattle would value something other than what Domi brings to their locker room.” [1st Ohio Battery]

• What Carey Price getting picked by the Kraken would mean. [PHT]

• If Friday’s NHL Draft goes as expected, with Owen Power and Matthew Beniers going 1-2, it will be the first time a college team will have produced the top two picks. [MLive]

• NHL prospect Logan Mailloux has opted out of this weekend’s draft four days after it was revealed that last November he was charged in Sweden with taking and distributing an offensive photo without consent following a consensual sexual encounter. [Daily Faceoff]

• Good look at Cole Sillinger, Chaz Lucius, Mason McTavish, Logan Stankoven, and Dylan Guenther, a pair of prospects expected to go in the first round at Friday’s NHL Draft. [McKeen’s Hockey]

• When the NHL releases its 2021-22 schedule on Thursday, an Olympic break will be worked in. That break, however, will be pending a deal between the league, IOC, and IIHF to send players. [ESPN]

• This offseason for the Canadiens will be nothing short of interesting. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• The Rangers and Barclay Goodrow are hammering out a six-year deal with a cap hit in the neighborhood of $3.6M per season. [Blue Seat Blogs]

• There’s more work to do for David Poile as he shakes up the Predators’ roster. [A to Z Sports Nashville]

• What will the Jets do with their fourth line? [Jets Nation]

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PHT Morning Skate: Questions for Kraken; Toronto a home for Tatar?

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• The expansion draft exposed list gives the Kraken plenty to consider before Wednesday. One question, for example, is do they take a chance on Vladimir Tarasenko? [TSN]

Carey Price is another name available to Seattle, and it’s coming out that he is dealing with multiple injuries that could cause him to miss a good chunk of the 201-22 NHL season. [Sportsnet]

• Ron Francis is hoping to find a franchise-type player out of this list of exposed players. [NHL.com]

• Looking back at Seattle’s original NHL team. [The Score]

• Fun read on how the expansion Capitals built their roster in 1974. [NoVa Caps]

• Congrats to our Marisa Ingemi, who will be working the Kraken beat for the Seattle Times beginning in August:

• Is Adin Hill the No. 1 goalie the Sharks need to replace Martin Jones? [The Hockey News]

• Why Chuck Fletcher needed to part with Phil Myers and Nolan Patrick in order to bring in Ryan Ellis to Philadelphia. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

Tomas Tatar needs a change of scenery. Why Toronto could be a good fit. [Leafs Nation]

• Where did it go wrong for the Rangers this season? [NBC Sports Edge]

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PHT Morning Skate: Weber’s future; Pittsburgh fit for Parise, Suter?

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• TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that it’s leaning towards unlikely that Canadiens captain Shea Weber will play again, and his contract status could end in a dispute between the NHL and NHLPA. [TSN]

• The knives are out in Minnesota following the buy outs of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter: “In their first few years with the Wild, Parise was known for asking for the team to practice in Minneapolis, closer to his home, which drove the coaching staff crazy, and Suter was known for lobbying Leipold, a move that would backfire in any company.” [Star Tribune]

• Could both Parise and Suter fit with the Penguins? [Pensburgh]

• A tough 2020-21 season could set Kasperi Kapanen up for a big bounce-back year. [The Hockey Writers]

• A 70-page guidebook will help Kraken players and their families learn all about Seattle. [NHL.com]

• What kind of impact could Vladimir Tarasenko have in the Flyers’ lineup? [Broad Street Hockey]

• The Duncan Keith trade will allow Stan Bowman to make a free-agent splash. [NBC Sports Chicago]

• If Toronto is looking for a new goalie, Darcy Kuemper is on their radar. [Daily Faceoff]

• Dennis Murphy, who helped found the American Basketball Association, World Hockey Association, World Team Tennis and Roller Hockey International, has passed away at age 94. [AP]

• Interesting look at the amount of scoring a playoff team needs. [Gotham Sports Network]

• Want to know what the Kings’ expansion protected list will look like? Here you go. [Mayor’s Manor]

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PHT Morning Skate: Laine on Tortorella; building the Kraken

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Patrik Laine on John Tortorella’s style: “I understand the need for a tight system, but all players are different. I do not even want to be like everyone else. I am who I am and do things my way. Everyone should be given the opportunity to be themselves. Then, of course, you have to play within the team’s system. I think it’s stupid not to use my potential. But then it’s another matter what the coaches think.” [Columbus Dispatch]

• Will the Kraken be able to draft a roster like the Golden Knights for success in their inaugural year? [Five Thirty Eight]

• There are lessons the Kraken can learn from the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Lightning. [Sound of Hockey]

• Comparing the Coyotes to the Lightning and wondering how long Arizona is away from icing a Cup contender. [Five for Howling]

• Wet weather was to blame for the dent in the Stanley Cup, says Pat Maroon. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Capitals GM Brian MacLellan has a decision to make as to whether to keep Vitek Vanecek or Ilya Samsonov. [NBC Sports Washington]

• Examining if the Canadiens’ Cup run was about the team being good or the beneficiary of some luck. [Spector’s Hockey]

Blake Coleman and Phillip Danault are just a few free agents that could fit well with the Blue Jackets. [1st Ohio Battery]

• How Brent Sopel is helping other former hockey players after their careers end. [ESPN]

• This was a season to forget for both the Flyers and Stars. [NBC Sports Edge]

• A touching Pekka Rinne memory from a Predators fan. [On the Forecheck]

• Vancouver’s AHL affiliate will be known as the Abbotsford Canucks and will use the Johnny Canuck logo. [The Daily Hive]

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PHT Morning Skate: Anderson’s go-to move; playoff secondary scoring

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• The move Josh Anderson made to create Montreal’s winning goal was something out of his locker. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• “The Lightning weren’t perfect in Monday’s game, but there were a lot of things to like.” [Raw Charge]

• Hockey legends Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy were all in attendance for Game 4. [NHL.com]

• Death of Matīss Kivlenieks hits closer to home for two IndyCar drivers. [Motor Sports Talk]

• A look at how much secondary scoring impacts playoff success. [Sound of Hockey]

[NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 schedule, TV info]

• Will Dave Hakstol and the Kraken eye a Flyers defenseman in the upcoming expansion draft? [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• Following her husband’s suicide, Kelli Ewen wants to become an advocate for the wives and partners of other active and retired NHL players who are beginning to show signs of neurological damage. [TSN]

• How much does a soon-to-be 38-year-old Duncan Keith have left in the tank? [Sportsnet]

• NHL prospect William Eklund has been named the winner of the 2021 E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence following a season where he deal with an emergency appendectomy and COVID-19. [NHL.com]

Nick Bjugstad has re-signed with the Wild on a one-year, $900,000 deal. [Hockey Wilderness]

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Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

NBC Sports will feature roughly 20 game and studio commentators throughout the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL Live will feature hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore and Mike Babcock.

NBC Sports’ game commentary teams will include play-by-play announcers Kenny Albert, John Forslund, Brendan Burke, Alex Faust and John Walton, and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher, Pierre McGuire, AJ Mleczko, Joe Micheletti and Dominic Moore.

Overall, coverage will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, as well as first- and second-round coverage on NBCUniversal’s USA Network and CNBC. NBC Sports’ coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff first-round games on NBCUniversal cable networks (NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC), as well as NHL Network, will air side-by-side with regional sports networks and will be available for streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in local markets alongside regional sports network game telecasts. All games on NBC are exclusive.

2021 NHL playoff schedule: Stanley Cup Final – (TB leads 3-1)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Canadiens 1
Game 2: Lightning 3, Canadiens 1
Game 3: Lightning 6, Canadiens 3
Game 4: Canadiens 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 5: Wed. July 7: Canadiens at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock)
*Game 6: Fri. July 9: Lightning at Canadiens, 8 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock)
*Game 7: Sun. July 11: Canadiens at Lightning, 7 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock)

*if necessary

2021 NHL playoff schedule: Stanley Cup Semifinals

ISLANDERS VS. LIGHTNING (TB wins series 4-3)

Game 1: Islanders 2, Lightning 1
Game 2: Lightning 4, Islanders 2
Game 3: Lightning 2, Islanders 1
Game 4: Islanders 3, Lightning 2
Game 5: Lightning 8, Islanders 0
Game 6: Islanders 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 7: Lightning 1, Islanders 0

CANADIENS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS (MTL wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Canadiens 1
Game 2: Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2
Game 3: Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 4: Golden Knights 2, Canadiens 1 (OT)

Game 5: Canadiens 4, Golden Knights 1
Game 6: Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)

2021 NHL playoff schedule: Second Round

AVALANCHE VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS (VGK wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Avalanche 7, Golden Knights 1
Game 2: Avalanche 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Avalanche 1
Game 5: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)
Game 6: Golden Knights 6, Avalanche 3

BRUINS VS. ISLANDERS (NYI wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Bruins 5, Islanders 2
Game 2: Islanders 4, Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 2, Islanders 1 (OT)
Game 4: Islanders 4, Bruins 1
Game 5: Islanders 5, Bruins 4
Game 6: Islanders 6, Bruins 2

LIGHTNING VS. HURRICANES (TB wins series 4-1)

Game 1: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1
Game 2: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1
Game 3: Hurricanes 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 4: Lightning 6, Hurricanes 4
Game 5: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 0

JETS VS. CANADIENS (MTL wins series 4-0)

Game 1: Canadiens 5, Jets 3
Game 2: Canadiens 1, Jets 0
Game 3: Canadiens 5, Jets 1
Game 4: Canadiens 3, Jets 2 (OT)

2021 NHL playoff schedule: First Round

MAPLE LEAFS VS. CANADIENS (MTL wins series 4-3)

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1
Game 3: Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1
Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 0
Game 5: Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Game 6: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
Game 7: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

PENGUINS VS. ISLANDERS  (NYI wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)
Game 2: Penguins 2, Islanders 1
Game 3: Penguins 5, Islanders 4
Game 4: Islanders 4, Penguins 1
Game 5: Islanders 3, Penguins 2 (2OT)
Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

CAPITALS VS. BRUINS (BOS wins series 4-1)

Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 3, Capitals 2 (2OT)
Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1
Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1

PANTHERS VS. LIGHTNING (TB wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Panthers 4
Game 2: Lightning 3, Panthers 1
Game 3: Panthers 6, Lightning 5 (OT)
Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 2
Game 5: Panthers 4, Lightning 1
Game 6: Lightning 4, Panthers 0

HURRICANES VS. PREDATORS (CAR wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Predators 2
Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Predators 0
Game 3: Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (2OT)
Game 4: Predators 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)
Game 5: Hurricanes 3, Predators 2 (OT)
Game 6: Hurricanes 4, Predators 3 (OT)

AVALANCHE VS. BLUES (COL wins series 4-0)

Game 1: Avalanche 4, Blues 1
Game 2: Avalanche 6, Blues 3
Game 3: Avalanche 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Blues 2

GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. WILD (VGK wins series 4-3)

Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Wild 1
Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Wild 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Wild 0
Game 5: Wild 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 6: Wild 3, Golden Knights 0
Game 7: Golden Knights 6, Wild 2

OILERS VS. JETS (WPG wins series 4-0)

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1
Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)
Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers 3 (3OT)

2020-21 NHL NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC BOS 4-1
Detroit Chicago NBCSN CHI 7-2
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-2
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN WSH 2-1 (SO)
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN STL 3-2
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC NYI 5-2
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN TBL 6-3
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN NJ 1-0
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-1
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 4-2
Chicago Dallas NBCSN DAL 6-1
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN MIN 4-3
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN LAK 5-1
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN COL 4-1
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN PHI 5-4 (OT)
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN BOS 2-1
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 9-0
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN EDM 7-3
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN LAK 3-1
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN MIN 2-1
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN NJD 4-3
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN MIN 3-2
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-2
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN SJ 4-2
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC WSH 5-4
Columbus Detroit NBCSN DET 4-1
New Jersey Boston NBCSN NJ 1-0
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN NSH 3-2
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 2-1
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN CHI 2-1
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN BUF 6-1
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN LAK 4-2
Thurs., April 1 Carolina Chicago NBCSN CAR 4-3
Minnesota Vegas NBCSN MIN 3-2 (SO)
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC DET 5-1
Dallas Carolina NBCSN CAR 1-0
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 8-4
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN EDM 4-2
Montreal Toronto NBCSN TOR 3-2
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN WSH 6-1
Wed., April 14 Colorado St. Louis NBCSN COL 4-3
Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN VGK 6-2
Thurs., April 15 Florida Tampa NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC PIT 3-2
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC BOS 6-3
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN NYI 1-0 (OT)
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN PPD
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN DAL 3-2 (SO)
Tues., April 20 Buffalo Boston NBCSN BOS 2-0
Colorado St. Louis NBCSN PPD
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN CHI 5-4 (OT)
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN VGK 5-2
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC STL 5-3
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC PIT 1-0
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-3 (OT)
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN DAL 4-3 (OT)
Tues., April 27 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 1-0
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN STL 4-3
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 5-2
Thurs., April 29 Florida Chicago NBCSN FLA 4-3 (OT)
  Calgary Edmonton NBCSN CGY 3-1
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC TB 2-1
Mon., May 3 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN MIN 6-5
Tues., May 4 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PIT 7-3
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN WSH 4-2
Colorado San Jose NBCSN SJS 3-2
Thur., May 6 N.Y. Rangers Boston NBCSN BOS 4-0
Sat., May 8 N.Y. Rangers Boston NBC NYR 5-4
Mon., May 10 N.Y. Islanders Boston NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Wed., May 12 Minnesota St. Louis NBCSN STL 4-0

Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule

NBC Sports will feature roughly 20 game and studio commentators throughout the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL Live will feature hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore and Mike Babcock.

NBC Sports’ game commentary teams will include play-by-play announcers Kenny Albert, John Forslund, Brendan Burke, Alex Faust and John Walton, and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher, Pierre McGuire, AJ Mleczko, Joe Micheletti and Dominic Moore.

Overall, coverage will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, as well as first- and second-round coverage on NBCUniversal’s USA Network and CNBC. NBC Sports’ coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff first-round games on NBCUniversal cable networks (NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC), as well as NHL Network, will air side-by-side with regional sports networks and will be available for streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in local markets alongside regional sports network game telecasts. All games on NBC are exclusive.

2021 NHL playoff schedule: Stanley Cup Final – (TB leads 3-0)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Canadiens 1
Game 2: Lightning 3, Canadiens 1
Game 3: Lightning 6, Canadiens 3
Game 4: Mon. July 5: Lightning at Canadiens, 8 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock) – livestream
*Game 5: Wed. July 7: Canadiens at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock)
*Game 6: Fri. July 9: Lightning at Canadiens, 8 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock)
*Game 7: Sun. July 11: Canadiens at Lightning, 7 p.m. ET (NBC / Peacock)

*if necessary

2021 NHL playoff schedule: Stanley Cup Semifinals

ISLANDERS VS. LIGHTNING (TB wins series 4-3)

Game 1: Islanders 2, Lightning 1
Game 2: Lightning 4, Islanders 2
Game 3: Lightning 2, Islanders 1
Game 4: Islanders 3, Lightning 2
Game 5: Lightning 8, Islanders 0
Game 6: Islanders 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 7: Lightning 1, Islanders 0

CANADIENS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS (MTL wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Canadiens 1
Game 2: Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2
Game 3: Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 4: Golden Knights 2, Canadiens 1 (OT)

Game 5: Canadiens 4, Golden Knights 1
Game 6: Canadiens 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)

2021 NHL playoff schedule: Second Round

AVALANCHE VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS (VGK wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Avalanche 7, Golden Knights 1
Game 2: Avalanche 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Avalanche 1
Game 5: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)
Game 6: Golden Knights 6, Avalanche 3

BRUINS VS. ISLANDERS (NYI wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Bruins 5, Islanders 2
Game 2: Islanders 4, Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 2, Islanders 1 (OT)
Game 4: Islanders 4, Bruins 1
Game 5: Islanders 5, Bruins 4
Game 6: Islanders 6, Bruins 2

LIGHTNING VS. HURRICANES (TB wins series 4-1)

Game 1: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1
Game 2: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1
Game 3: Hurricanes 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 4: Lightning 6, Hurricanes 4
Game 5: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 0

JETS VS. CANADIENS (MTL wins series 4-0)

Game 1: Canadiens 5, Jets 3
Game 2: Canadiens 1, Jets 0
Game 3: Canadiens 5, Jets 1
Game 4: Canadiens 3, Jets 2 (OT)

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MAPLE LEAFS VS. CANADIENS (MTL wins series 4-3)

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1
Game 3: Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1
Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 0
Game 5: Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Game 6: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)
Game 7: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

PENGUINS VS. ISLANDERS  (NYI wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)
Game 2: Penguins 2, Islanders 1
Game 3: Penguins 5, Islanders 4
Game 4: Islanders 4, Penguins 1
Game 5: Islanders 3, Penguins 2 (2OT)
Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

CAPITALS VS. BRUINS (BOS wins series 4-1)

Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 3, Capitals 2 (2OT)
Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1
Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1

PANTHERS VS. LIGHTNING (TB wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Panthers 4
Game 2: Lightning 3, Panthers 1
Game 3: Panthers 6, Lightning 5 (OT)
Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 2
Game 5: Panthers 4, Lightning 1
Game 6: Lightning 4, Panthers 0

HURRICANES VS. PREDATORS (CAR wins series 4-2)

Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Predators 2
Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Predators 0
Game 3: Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (2OT)
Game 4: Predators 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)
Game 5: Hurricanes 3, Predators 2 (OT)
Game 6: Hurricanes 4, Predators 3 (OT)

AVALANCHE VS. BLUES (COL wins series 4-0)

Game 1: Avalanche 4, Blues 1
Game 2: Avalanche 6, Blues 3
Game 3: Avalanche 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Blues 2

GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS. WILD (VGK wins series 4-3)

Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Wild 1
Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Wild 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Wild 0
Game 5: Wild 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 6: Wild 3, Golden Knights 0
Game 7: Golden Knights 6, Wild 2

OILERS VS. JETS (WPG wins series 4-0)

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1
Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)
Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers 3 (3OT)

2020-21 NHL NBC REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Wed., Jan. 13 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 6-3
  Chicago Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-1
St. Louis Colorado NBCSN STL 5-1
Sun., Jan. 17 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 4-3 (SO)
Mon., Jan. 18 Columbus Detroit NBCSN CBJ 3-2
Boston N.Y. Islanders NBCSN NYI 1-0
Buffalo Philadelphia NBCSN BUF 6-1
  Arizona Vegas NBCSN VGK 4-2
Tues., Jan. 19 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-4
Wed., Jan. 20 Edmonton Toronto NBCSN EDM 3-1
Minnesota Anaheim NBCSN MIN 3-2
Thur., Jan. 21 Tampa Bay Columbus NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Montreal Vancouver NBCSN MTL 7-3
Sun., Jan. 24 Detroit Chicago NBC CHI 6-2
Tues., Jan. 26 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 3-2
Wed., Jan. 27 Chicago Nashville NBCSN NSH 2-1 (SO)
Mon., Feb. 1 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 3-1
Tues., Feb. 2 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBCSN PPD
Minnesota Colorado NBCSN COL 2-1
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN TBL 5-1
Boston Philadelphia NBCSN BOS 4-3 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 7 Philadelphia Washington NBC PHI 7-4
Mon., Feb. 8 N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYI 2-0
Tues., Feb. 9 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN PPD
Tampa Bay Nashville NBCSN TB 6-1
Wed., Feb. 10 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Sun., Feb. 14 Washington Pittsburgh NBC PIT 6-3
Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 1-0
Mon., Feb. 15 N.Y. Islanders Buffalo NBCSN NYI 3-1
Tues., Feb. 16 Washington Pittsburgh NBCSN WSH 3-1
Wed., Feb. 17 Chicago Detroit NBCSN CHI 2-0
Winnipeg Edmonton NBCSN EDM 3-2
Sat., Feb. 20 Vegas Colorado NBCSN COL 3-2
Sun., Feb. 21 Philadelphia Boston NBCSN BOS 7-3
New Jersey Washington NBC WSH 4-3
Tues., Feb. 23 Pittsburgh Washington NBCSN PIT 3-2 (OT)
Wed., Feb. 24 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia NBCSN PHI 4-3
Los Angeles St. Louis NBCSN LA 2-1
Sun., Feb. 28 Boston N.Y. Rangers NBC BOS 4-1
Detroit Chicago NBCSN CHI 7-2
Tues., March 2 Philadelphia Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-2
Wed., March 3 Washington Boston NBCSN WSH 2-1 (SO)
St. Louis Anaheim NBCSN STL 3-2
Sun., March 7 Buffalo N.Y. Islanders NBC NYI 5-2
Tampa Bay Chicago NBCSN TBL 6-3
  New Jersey Boston NBCSN NJ 1-0
N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-1
Tues., March 9 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 4-2
Chicago Dallas NBCSN DAL 6-1
Wed., March 10 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN MIN 4-3
Los Angeles Anaheim NBCSN LAK 5-1
Sun., March 14 Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN COL 4-1
Mon., March 15 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN PHI 5-4 (OT)
Tues., March 16 Boston Pittsburgh NBCSN BOS 2-1
Wed., March 17 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 9-0
  Edmonton Calgary NBCSN EDM 7-3
Sun., March 21 Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN LAK 3-1
Mon., March 22 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN MIN 2-1
Tues., March 23 New Jersey Philadelphia NBCSN NJD 4-3
Wed., March 24 Anaheim Minnesota NBCSN MIN 3-2
  Buffalo Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 5-2
Los Angeles San Jose NBCSN SJ 4-2
Sun., March 28 N.Y. Rangers Washington NBC WSH 5-4
Columbus Detroit NBCSN DET 4-1
New Jersey Boston NBCSN NJ 1-0
  Nashville Chicago NBCSN NSH 3-2
Mon., March 29 N.Y. Islanders Pittsburgh NBCSN PIT 2-1
Tues., March 30 Carolina Chicago NBCSN CHI 2-1
Wed., March 31 Philadelphia Buffalo NBCSN BUF 6-1
Los Angeles Vegas NBCSN LAK 4-2
Thurs., April 1 Carolina Chicago NBCSN CAR 4-3
Minnesota Vegas NBCSN MIN 3-2 (SO)
Sun., April 4 Detroit Tampa Bay NBC DET 5-1
Dallas Carolina NBCSN CAR 1-0
Tues., April 6 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers NBCSN NYR 8-4
Wed., April 7 Edmonton Ottawa NBCSN EDM 4-2
Montreal Toronto NBCSN TOR 3-2
Tues., April 13 Philadelphia Washington NBCSN WSH 6-1
Wed., April 14 Colorado St. Louis NBCSN COL 4-3
Vegas Los Angeles NBCSN VGK 6-2
Thurs., April 15 Florida Tampa NBCSN TB 3-2 (OT)
Sat., April 17 Pittsburgh Buffalo NBC PIT 3-2
Sun., April 18 Washington Boston NBC BOS 6-3
  N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia NBCSN NYI 1-0 (OT)
Los Angeles Colorado NBCSN PPD
Mon., April 19 Detroit Dallas NBCSN DAL 3-2 (SO)
Tues., April 20 Buffalo Boston NBCSN BOS 2-0
Colorado St. Louis NBCSN PPD
Wed., April 21 Nashville Chicago NBCSN CHI 5-4 (OT)
  San Jose Vegas NBCSN VGK 5-2
Sat., April 24 Colorado St. Louis NBC STL 5-3
Sun., April 25 Boston Pittsburgh NBC PIT 1-0
  Columbus Tampa Bay NBCSN TB 4-3 (OT)
Mon., April 26 Carolina Dallas NBCSN DAL 4-3 (OT)
Tues., April 27 N.Y. Islanders Washington NBCSN WSH 1-0
Wed., April 28 St. Louis Minnesota NBCSN STL 4-3
  Colorado Vegas NBCSN VGK 5-2
Thurs., April 29 Florida Chicago NBCSN FLA 4-3 (OT)
  Calgary Edmonton NBCSN CGY 3-1
Sun., May 2 Tampa Bay Detroit NBC TB 2-1
Mon., May 3 Vegas Minnesota NBCSN MIN 6-5
Tues., May 4 Pittsburgh Philadelphia NBCSN PIT 7-3
Wed., May 5 Washington N.Y. Rangers NBCSN WSH 4-2
Colorado San Jose NBCSN SJS 3-2
Thur., May 6 N.Y. Rangers Boston NBCSN BOS 4-0
Sat., May 8 N.Y. Rangers Boston NBC NYR 5-4
Mon., May 10 N.Y. Islanders Boston NBCSN BOS 3-2 (OT)
Wed., May 12 Minnesota St. Louis NBCSN STL 4-0