Atlantic Division: Fokus Florida und zwei Deutsche im Angriffsmodus

Vor allem im Mittelfeld tut sich etwas in der ohnehin schon starken Atlantic Division. Detroit und Ottawa mit zwei deutschen Jungstars wollen nach oben. Doch die Platzhirsche stehen noch im Saft. Eine Vorschau…

Tim Stützle mit Ottawa strebt in Richtung Play-offs, Matthew Tkachuk (re.) mit Florida noch weiter.

Tim Stützle mit Ottawa strebt in Richtung Play-offs, Matthew Tkachuk (re.) mit Florida noch weiter.

DIE FAVORITEN

Florida Panthers

Die Panthers überraschten nach toller Hauptrunde 2021/22 und schnellem Aus gegen den Lokalrivalen Tampa Bay mit einem Blockbuster-Transfer: Jonathan Huberdeau, Floridas Topscorer und drittbester Scorer der NHL-Hauptrunde, ging mit Verteidiger MacKenzie Weegar nach Calgary. Mit dem erst 24-jährigen Matthew Tkachuk kam im Gegenzug ein Power Forward, der ein anderes, physischeres Element ins Spiel der Panthers bringt. Mit der Achse Aaron Ekblad und Aleksander Barkov bleiben die Panthers ein offensives Powerhouse, das vielleicht sogar noch einen Tick unbequemer zu spielen ist als noch im Vorjahr.  

Tampa Bay Lightning

Nach zwei Stanley-Cup-Siegen in Folge wurde Tampa im Frühsommer erst im Finale von der Colorado Avalanche entthront. Wenig später folgte der Abgang eines Schlüsselspielers der Titeljahre: Ondrej Palat wechselte nach New Jersey. Der Salary Cap, also die Gehaltsobergrenze, verhinderte im Gegenzug neue Verstärkungen, doch der herausragende Kern um Keeper Andrei Vasilevsky, Abwehrchef Victor Hedman und das Stürmer-Triumvirat Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos und Brayden Point blieb zusammen. Der Lightning gehört daher weiter zu den Titelfavoriten. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Obwohl der Play-off-Fluch in Toronto weiterging, gibt es bei den “Ahornblättern” nur im Tor einen großen Umbruch. Statt Jack Campbell (ging nach Edmonton) stehen nun Pittsburghs einstiger Meisterkeeper Matt Murray und der lange als Toptalent gehandelte Ilya Samsonov zwischen den Pfosten, die von ihren Ex-Teams Ottawa und Washington ziehen gelassen wurden. Insbesondere dank Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares oder Morgan Reilly ist Toronto offensiv weiter ein ganz heißes Eisen, die Play-offs obligatorisch. Die erhoffte Play-off-Wende zum Guten hängt aber insbesondere an der Defensive.  

DIE PLAY-OFF-KANDIDATEN

Boston Bruins

Mit dem neuem Coach Jim Montgomery und Verletzungsproblemen geht es für den Traditionsklub aus New England in die neue Saison: Mit Charlie McAvoy und Brad Marchand fehlen zwei Schlüsselspieler wohl mindestens die ersten zwei Monate. Wesentliche Abgänge blieben indes aus, Erik Haula ging im Eins-zu-Eins-Tausch mit dem etwas offensivstärkeren Pavel Zacha nach New Jersey. Routinier David Krejci (36) kehrte nach einem Europa-Jahr zurück. Die alte Garde um den Tschechen, Marchand (34) und Kapitän Patrice Bergeron (37) setzt zu einem letzten großen Wurf an. Allerdings mit gesundheitlichen Fragezeichen. 

Detroit Red Wings

Ville Husso im Tor, Olli Määttä, Ben Chiarot in der Abwehr, David Perron, Dominik Kubalik und Andrew Copp im Sturm – kein anderer NHL-Klub holte im Sommer derart viele neue Stammkräfte vom Markt wie die Red Wings. Hinzu kam mit Derek Lalonde ein neuer Coach. Sowohl die Qualität, als auch die Tiefe im Kader wurde damit signifikant erhöht, der – so sieht es auch General Manager Steve Yzerman – allerdings womöglich etwas Zeit benötigt, um zusammenzufinden. Eine Play-off-Teilnahme schon 2023 wäre daher eine kleine Überraschung.  

Der deutsche Faktor: Moritz Seider überraschte in seiner denkwürdigen Calder-Trophy-Saison selbst diejenigen Experten, die viel von ihm erwartet hatten. Er ist mit gerade einmal 21 Jahren bereits ein angehender Superstar auf der Verteidigerposition – und damit einer der Schlüsselspieler der Red Wings für die nächste Dekade oder mehr.  

Ottawa Senators

Anders als in Detroit beließ man es in Kanadas Hauptstadt bei wenigen, allerdings sehr namhaften Verstärkungen. Der langjährige Philadelphia-Kapitän Claude Giroux (34) unterschrieb beim Klub aus seiner Heimat für drei Jahre, Alex DeBrincat (24) kam im Überraschungstausch aus Chicago. Die beiden Topformationen im Angriff werden so stark aufgewertet. In der Abwehr steht mit Jake Sanderson (20) ein Toptalent auf dem Sprung in die NHL. Ob dies in der stark besetzten Division schon für die Play-offs reicht? Der Weg dorthin für die nächsten Jahre ist in jedem Fall geebnet. 

Der deutsche Faktor: Tim Stützle, Seiders Kumpel aus gemeinsamen Mannheimer Tagen, schickt sich an, das zu werden, was es vor Leon Draisaitl noch nie zuvor gab: Ein deutscher Erste-Reihe-Center in der NHL. Beleg für diese Erwartungshaltung auch seitens seiner Vorgesetzten war die üppige Vertragsverlängerung für gleich acht Jahre Mitte September.  

DIE AUSSENSEITER

Montreal Canadiens

Platz 32 im Vorjahr bescherte dem NHL-Urgestein letztlich den “1st overall” im Draft in eigener Halle. Der Slowake Juraj Slafkovsky könnte schon in dieser Saison für Montreal Schlagzeilen schreiben. Der Aufstieg zurück zu besseren Zeiten beim Stanley-Cup-Rekordsieger benötigt indes wohl noch ein paar Jahre, zumal die einstigen Stützen Shea Weber und auch Carey Price Sportinvaliden sind. Mehr als ein Übergangsjahr in der Eishockey-Hochburg Montreal wäre daher ein Überraschung.     

Buffalo Sabres

Schon lange hofft man auch bei den Sabres auf bessere Zeiten. Zumindest der Talente-Pool ist mittlerweile reich gefüllt. Nach Rasmus Dahlin (22) und Dylan Cozens (21) stehen nun auch Owen Power (19) und Jack Quinn (21) vor dem Durchbruch in der NHL, weitere hochkarätige Prospects kommen für die Zukunft aus Buffalos Draft 2022 hinzu. Die Gegenwart dürfte aber vor allem ein weiteres Jahr Lehrgeld bedeuten. 

Der deutsche Faktor: Dank einer beeindruckenden Rookie-Saison in der AHL (80 Scorerpunkte in 80 Spielen) darf sich auch John-Jason Peterka zu Buffalos Toptalenten zählen. Die ersten zwei NHL-Spiele hat der 20-Jährige bereits absolviert. 2022/23 sollten deutlich mehr hinzukommen – im besten Fall sogar bereits der Durchbruch in der NHL. 

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as Bruin

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara announced his retirement after playing 21 seasons in the NHL and captaining the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011.

The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia is calling it a career at age 45. He returned to TD Garden in Boston to make that announcement two years after splitting with the Bruins following 14 seasons.

Chara won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman in 2009 and also spent time with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals. Known more for his ability to keep the puck out of the net than putting it in, Chara still scored 237 goals and added 523 assists for 750 points in 1,880 regular-season and playoff games.

His 1,680 regular-season games played is a record for defenseman. He is a candidate for the Hockey Hall of Fame based not only on his consistency but also his stature in the game from Slovakia to North America.

Chara was the second European captain to win the Cup, following Swede Nicklas Lidstrom with Detroit. He was one of the faces of a winning era for the Bruins, which also included trips to the final in 2013 and 2019, the latter of which he finished while playing with a broken jaw.

Drafted by the Islanders in the third round in 1996, he played his first four seasons on Long Island before getting traded to the Senators. Boston signing him in 2006 remains one of the most impactful free agency signings in the 17 years of the NHL’s salary cap era.

Chara made five of his six All-Star Game appearances while with the Bruins and was one of the city’s most popular athletes during that time. He left in 2020 when the team would not guarantee him a full-time job for the entire season, so he signed a one-year deal with Washington before finishing his playing career with the Islanders.

Nach 25 NHL-Saisons: Verteidiger-Ikone Chara beendet Karriere

Eine beeindruckende Karriere geht zu Ende: Rekord-Verteidiger Zdeno Chara beendet nach 25 Saisons seine NHL-Karriere. Das gab der 45-Jährige am Dienstag bekannt.

Kehrt der NHL nach 25 Jahren den Rücken: Zdeno Chara.

Kehrt der NHL nach 25 Jahren den Rücken: Zdeno Chara.

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Nach 1.680 Spielen in der NHL ist für Zdeno Chara Schluss. Der Slowake beendet seine eindrucksvolle Laufbahn – und das in Boston. Der Verein, für den er die meisten Spiele absolviert hat und mit dem er 2011 den Stanley Cup gewann. Es war der erste Titelgewinn für Chara und der erste für die Bruins seit 1972.

“Ich fühle mich geehrt, heute in den TD Garden zurückzukehren, um einen Ein-Tages-Vertrag mit den Boston Bruins zu unterzeichnen und meine Karriere offiziell mit dem Team zu beenden, das mir und meiner Familie so viel bedeutet hat”, schrieb er auf Instagram.

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“Nach 25 Saisons Profi-Eishockey, 1.680 NHL-Spielen der regulären Saison, 200 Stanley-Cup-Playoff-Partien und Hunderten von internationalen Spielen bin ich stolz, meine Entscheidung bekannt zu geben, mich aus der National Hockey League zurückzuziehen”, so Chara, der in der NHL für Boston, die New York Islanders, die Ottawa Senators und die Washington Capitals auflief und vergangene Saison bei den Islanders gespielt hat.

Der als “Big Z” bekannte Profi wurde 2009 mit der Norris Trophy für den besten NHL-Verteidiger ausgezeichnet, jagte am 25. Februar mit seinem 1652. Spiel Chris Chelios den Rekord für die meisten NHL-Spiele eines Verteidigers ab und brachte es in 25 Spielzeiten auf 209 Tore und 471 Assists mit einem +/-Wert von +301, dazu kamen 70 Punkte (18 Tore, 52 Assists) aus den Play-off-Partien.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference is represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. The Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators represent the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (Series tied 3-3)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: Penguins 7, Rangers 2
Game 5: Rangers 5, Penguins 3
Game 6: Rangers 5, Penguins 3
Game 7: May 15, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (TBS, SNE, SNO, SNP, SN360)

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (CAR wins series 4-3)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 5: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 6: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 7: Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TBL wins series 4-3)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 5: Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3
Game 6: Lightning 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Game 7: Lightning 2, Maple Leafs 1

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (FLA wins series 4-2)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: Panthers 3, Capitals 2 (OT)
Game 5: Panthers 5, Capitals 3
Game 6: Panthers 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

2022 NHL playoff schedule: Second Round – Eastern Conference

PANTHERS v. LIGHTNING
TBD

RANGERS/PENGUINS v. HURRICANES
TBD

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (Series tied 3-3)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: Flames 4, Stars 1
Game 5: Flames 3, Stars 1
Game 6: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 7: May 15, 9:30 p.m. ET –
Stars at Flames (ESPN2, SN, TVAS)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (EDM win series 4-3)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: Kings 4, Oilers 0
Game 5: Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 6: Oilers 4, Kings 2
Game 7: Oilers 2, Kings 0

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL wins series 4-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Predators 3

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (STL wins series 4-2)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 5: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 6: Blues 5, Wild 1

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

2022 NHL playoff schedule: Second Round Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. ST. LOUIS BLUES
TBD

FLAMES/STARS v. OILERS
TBD

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference is represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. The Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators represent the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (CAR wins series 4-3)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 5: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 6: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 7: Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TBL wins series 4-3)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 5: Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3
Game 6: Lightning 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Game 7: Lightning 2, Maple Leafs 1

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (Series tied 3-3)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: Penguins 7, Rangers 2
Game 5: Rangers 5, Penguins 3
Game 6: Rangers 5, Penguins 3
Game 7: May 15, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (TBS, SNE, SNO, SNP, SN360)

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (FLA wins series 4-2)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: Panthers 3, Capitals 2 (OT)
Game 5: Panthers 5, Capitals 3
Game 6: Panthers 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

2022 NHL playoff schedule: Second Round – Eastern Conference

PANTHERS v. LIGHTNING
TBD

RANGERS/PENGUINS v. HURRICANES
TBD

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (Series tied 3-3)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: Flames 4, Stars 1
Game 5: Flames 3, Stars 1
Game 6: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 7: May 15, 9:30 p.m. ET –
Stars at Flames (ESPN2, SN, TVAS)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (EDM win series 4-3)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: Kings 4, Oilers 0
Game 5: Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 6: Oilers 4, Kings 2
Game 7: Oilers 2, Kings 0

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL wins series 4-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Predators 3

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (STL wins series 4-2)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 5: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 6: Blues 5, Wild 1

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

2022 NHL playoff schedule: Second Round Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. ST. LOUIS BLUES
TBD

FLAMES/STARS v. OILERS
TBD

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference will be represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. It will be the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators in the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: Panthers 3, Capitals 2 (OT)
Game 5: May 11, 7:30 p.m. ET – Capitals at Panthers (ESPN2, SN360, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 13, TBD – Panthers at Capitals (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Capitals at Panthers (TBD)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TOR leads 3-2)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 5: Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3
Game 6: May 12, 7:30 p.m. ET – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBS, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Lightning at Maple Leafs (TBD)

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (CAR leads 3-2)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 5: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 6: May 12, 7 p.m. ET – Hurricanes at Bruins (TNT, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Bruins at Hurricanes (TBD)

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (PIT leads 3-1)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: Penguins 7, Rangers 2
Game 5: May 11, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 13, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Penguins at Rangers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL wins 4-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Predators 3

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (STL leads 3-2)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 5: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 6: May 12, 9:30 p.m. ET – Wild at Blues (TNT, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 7 May 14, TBD – Blues at Wild (TBD)

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: Flames 4, Stars 1
Game 5: May 11, 9:30 p.m. ET – Stars at Flames (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 13, 9:30 p.m. ET – Flames at Stars (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (LAK leads 3-2)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: Kings 4, Oilers 0
Game 5: Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 6: May 12, 10 p.m. ET – Oilers at Kings (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Kings at Oilers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference will be represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. It will be the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators in the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: Panthers 3, Capitals 2 (OT)
Game 5: May 11, 7:30 p.m. ET – Capitals at Panthers (ESPN2, SN360, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 13, TBD – Panthers at Capitals (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Capitals at Panthers (TBD)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TOR leads 3-2)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 5: Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3
Game 6: May 12, 7:30 p.m. ET – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBS, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Lightning at Maple Leafs (TBD)

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (CAR leads 3-2)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 5: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 6: May 12, 7 p.m. ET – Hurricanes at Bruins (TNT, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Bruins at Hurricanes (TBD)

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (PIT leads 3-1)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: Penguins 7, Rangers 2
Game 5: May 11, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 13, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Penguins at Rangers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL wins 4-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Predators 3

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (STL leads 3-2)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 5: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 6: May 12, 9:30 p.m. ET – Wild at Blues (TNT, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 7 May 14, TBD – Blues at Wild (TBD)

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: Flames 4, Stars 1
Game 5: May 11, 9:30 p.m. ET – Stars at Flames (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 13, 9:30 p.m. ET – Flames at Stars (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (LAK leads 3-2)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: Kings 4, Oilers 0
Game 5: Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 6: May 12, 10 p.m. ET – Oilers at Kings (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Kings at Oilers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference will be represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. It will be the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators in the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (WSH leads 2-1)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: May 9, 7 p.m. ET –  Panthers at Capitals (TBS, SN1, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11, 7:30 p.m. ET – Capitals at Panthers (ESPN2, TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Panthers at Capitals (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Capitals at Panthers (TBD)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 5: May 10, 7:30 p.m. ET – Lightning at Maple Leafs (ESPN2, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 12, TBD – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Lightning at Maple Leafs (TBD)

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: May 8, Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2
Game 5: May 10, 7 p.m. ET – Bruins at Hurricanes (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 12, TBD – Hurricanes at Bruins (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Bruins at Hurricanes (TBD)

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (PIT leads 2-1)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: May 9, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (ESPN, TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Rangers at Penguins (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Penguins at Rangers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL leads 3-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: May 9, 9:30 p.m. ET – Avalanche at Predators (ESPN, SN1, TVA Sports)
*Game 5: May 11, 9:30 p.m. ET – Predators at Avalanche (ESPN)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Avalanche at Predators (TBD)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Predators at Avalanche (TBD)

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: Blues 5, Wild 2
Game 5: May 10, 9:30 p.m. ET – Blues at Wild (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 12, TBD – Wild at Blues (TBD)
*Game 7 May 14, TBD – Blues at Wild (TBD)

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (DAL leads 2-1)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: May 9, 9:30 p.m. ET – Flames at Stars (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11,  TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Flames at Stars (TBD)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (Series tied 2-2)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: Kings 4, Oilers 0
Game 5: May 10, 10 p.m. ET – Kings at Oilers (ESPN2, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
Game 6: May 12, TBD – Oilers at Kings (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Kings at Oilers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference will be represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. It will be the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators in the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (WSH leads 2-1)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: May 9, 7 p.m. ET –  Panthers at Capitals (TBS, SN1, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11, 7:30 p.m. ET – Capitals at Panthers (ESPN2, TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Panthers at Capitals (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Capitals at Panthers (TBD)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TOR leads 2-1)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: May 8, 7 p.m. ET – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 7:30 p.m. ET – Lightning at Maple Leafs (ESPN2, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Lightning at Maple Leafs (TBD)

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (CAR leads 2-1)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: May 8, 12:30 p.m. ET – Hurricanes at Bruins (ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 7 p.m. ET – Bruins at Hurricanes (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Hurricanes at Bruins (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Bruins at Hurricanes (TBD)

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (PIT leads 2-1)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: May 9, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (ESPN, TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Rangers at Penguins (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Penguins at Rangers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL leads 3-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: May 9, 9:30 p.m. ET – Avalanche at Predators (ESPN, SN1, TVA Sports)
*Game 5: May 11, 9:30 p.m. ET – Predators at Avalanche (ESPN)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Avalanche at Predators (TBD)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Predators at Avalanche (TBD)

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (MIN leads 2-1)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: May 8, 4:30 p.m. ET – Wild at Blues (TBS, SN360, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 9:30 p.m. ET – Blues at Wild (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Wild at Blues (TBD)
*Game 7 May 14, TBD – Blues at Wild (TBD)

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (DAL leads 2-1)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: May 9, 9:30 p.m. ET – Flames at Stars (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11,  TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Flames at Stars (TBD)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (EDM leads 2-1)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: May 8, 10 p.m. ET – Oilers at Kings (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 10 p.m. ET – Kings at Oilers (ESPN2, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Oilers at Kings (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Kings at Oilers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info

The 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Monday, May 2. The Eastern Conference will be represented by the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. It will be the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators in the Western Conference.

2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Eastern Conference

FLORIDA PANTHERS v. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (WSH leads 2-1)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1
Game 4: May 9, 7 p.m. ET –  Panthers at Capitals (TBS, SN1, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11, 7:30 p.m. ET – Capitals at Panthers (ESPN2, TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Panthers at Capitals (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Capitals at Panthers (TBD)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TOR leads 2-1)
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: May 8, 7 p.m. ET – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 7:30 p.m. ET – Lightning at Maple Leafs (ESPN2, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Maple Leafs at Lightning (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Lightning at Maple Leafs (TBD)

CAROLINA HURRICANES v. BOSTON BRUINS (CAR leads 2-1)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2
Game 4: May 8, 12:30 p.m. ET – Hurricanes at Bruins (ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 7 p.m. ET – Bruins at Hurricanes (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Hurricanes at Bruins (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Bruins at Hurricanes (TBD)

NEW YORK RANGERS v. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (PIT leads 2-1)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4
Game 4: May 9, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11, 7 p.m. ET – Penguins at Rangers (ESPN, TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Rangers at Penguins (TBD)
*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Penguins at Rangers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress

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2022 NHL playoff schedule: First Round – Western Conference

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (COL leads 3-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3
Game 4: May 9, 9:30 p.m. ET – Avalanche at Predators (ESPN, SN1, TVA Sports)
*Game 5: May 11, 9:30 p.m. ET – Predators at Avalanche (ESPN)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Avalanche at Predators (TBD)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Predators at Avalanche (TBD)

MINNESOTA WILD v. ST. LOUIS BLUES (MIN leads 2-1)
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1
Game 4: May 8, 4:30 p.m. ET – Wild at Blues (TBS, SN360, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 9:30 p.m. ET – Blues at Wild (ESPN, SN360, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Wild at Blues (TBD)
*Game 7 May 14, TBD – Blues at Wild (TBD)

CALGARY FLAMES v. DALLAS STARS (DAL leads 2-1)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2
Game 4: May 9, 9:30 p.m. ET – Flames at Stars (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 11,  TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)
*Game 6: May 13, TBD – Flames at Stars (TBD)
*Game 7 May 15, TBD – Stars at Flames (TBD)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (EDM leads 2-1)
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2
Game 4: May 8, 10 p.m. ET – Oilers at Kings (TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
Game 5: May 10, 10 p.m. ET – Kings at Oilers (ESPN2, CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
*Game 6: May 12, TBD – Oilers at Kings (TBD)
*Game 7: May 14, TBD – Kings at Oilers (TBD)

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined
JIP – Joined In Progress