Penguins plot a way forward as Letang recovers from stroke

PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang returned to the ice on Thursday, just three days after suffering the second stroke of his career.

The “twirl” the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman took at the club’s practice facility was approved by team doctors, a spin designed to help Letang’s mental health and nothing else. While the 35-year-old remains upbeat, it remains far too early to put a timeline on when his familiar No. 58 will return to the lineup.

Though Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall indicated this stroke isn’t as severe as the one Letang endured in 2014 – when a hole in the wall of his heart led to a stroke that forced him to miss two months – the six-time All-Star is continuing to undergo tests.

There are no plans for Letang to participate in any sort of hockey-specific drills anytime soon, with coach Mike Sullivan stressing the club will “err on the side of caution” when it comes to whatever rehab Letang might need.

While Letang – one of the most well-conditioned players in the NHL – essentially went through the motions by himself, his teammates were 30 minutes south at PPG Paints Arena getting ready for a visit from Vegas and trying to plot a way forward without one of the franchise cornerstones, at least in the short term.

Letang made it a point to help break the news to the rest of the Penguins following a 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina on Tuesday. Pittsburgh scratched Letang from the lineup with an unspecified illness and he spent a portion of the game watching from the press box next to Hextall.

Afterward, Letang informed a somber locker room about his condition, a revelation that came as a shock even as he did his best to reassure those around him that he was and is OK.

“It’s very serious health stuff,” defenseman Chad Ruhwedel said. “You hear about strokes and it’s never really good so we’re just glad to see he’s doing well and everything is good with him.”

Sullivan understands it would be practically impossible for any of the other defensemen on the roster to replicate what Letang brings to the ice, so he’s not going to ask any one player to try. There are few players at the position in the NHL who have Letang’s mix of speed, skill and almost bottomless energy.

The highest-scoring defenseman in franchise history is averaging a team-best 23:54 of ice time and has long been a fixture on the power play and in just about every crucial late-game situation.

“I just think Tanger is not an easy guy to replace,” Sullivan said. “I don’t think from a tactical standpoint things change drastically. It’s just personnel based. But as you know, personnel can mean a lot in those types of situations.”

It’s more than that, however. This isn’t a routine injury. There’s an emotional component and an unknown element to Letang’s status even as the Penguins insist they don’t believe his condition is career-threatening.

“This is a whole different circumstance than an ankle injury or a shoulder injury,” Sullivan said. “This is a very different circumstance.”

Letang’s on-ice presence is just one aspect of his importance to a team that has never missed the playoffs since he made his debut in 2007. He’s become a mentor to younger teammates like 23-year-old defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph, who like Letang is French-Canadian and who, like Letang, plays with a graceful fluidity.

Joseph, who declined to get into specifics about Letang’s message to the team on Tuesday night, believes the best thing the Penguins can do during Letang’s absence is attack the game with the same passion he’s shown for 17 seasons and counting.

“The way he plays for the team every single night and the way he puts his heart and soul into the game on the ice, it’s the least we can do is have our thoughts of him whenever we get on the ice,” Joseph said.

Sullivan shuffled the lineup on Tuesday, elevating veteran Jeff Petry and Brian Dumoulin to the top defensive pair. Petry possesses a skillset that’s not too far removed from Letang’s, but it’s also his first year in Pittsburgh. Asking him to provide the leadership that’s innate to Letang is unfair. It’s one of the reasons Sullivan is insistent that it will take a group effort to fill in for a singular presence.

“We have some diversity on our blue line right now,” Sullivan said. “We feel like we have guys capable of stepping in and getting the job done for us and we’re going to try and do that.”

Pittsburgh-Legende Malkin krönt sein Jubiläum selbst

Die Pittsburgh Penguins gaben in Chicago zunächst ein 3:0 noch her, feierten am Ende doch und beendeten eine lange Durststrecke. Im Mittelpunkt stand Evgeni Malkin.

Evgeni Malkin trifft zum 2:0 für Pittsburgh.

Evgeni Malkin trifft zum 2:0 für Pittsburgh.

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Beim Sieg der Penguins in Chicago stand Evgeni Malkin im Blickpunkt. Der Stürmer absolvierte sein 1000. Spiel in der NHL, alle für Pittsburgh. Und er garnierte sein Jubiläum selbst. In der 23. Minute gelang ihm das 2:0 für die Gäste, die nach 25 Minuten dann 3:0 führten.

Malkin und Co. ließen sich das Spiel aber aus der Hand nehmen. Jujhar Khaira (30.) verkürzte, Patrick Kane (37.) und Philipp Kurashev (56.) sorgten für den Ausgleich. Kapitän Sidney Crosby, der mit 1127 Partien neben Malkin der einzige Akteur mit einer vierstelligen Einsatzzahl in der Geschichte der Penguins ist, rettete aber den Ehrentag seines Teamkollegen mit dem 4:3 (57.). Ein Empty-Net-Goal von Jeff Carter machte den 5:3-Erfolg perfekt.

“Ich habe heute viele Emotionen verspürt und während des gesamten Spiels daran gedacht, wie wichtig es ist zu gewinnen”, meinte Malkin nach dem ersten Sieg seit 2009 in Chicago. “Es ist verrückt, wie schnell die Zeit vergangen ist. Mir kommt es so vor, als wäre es gestern gewesen”, sagte Jubilar Malkin, der mit Pittsburgh 2009, 2016 und 2017 den Stanley Cup holte.

Der ist auch diese Saison das Ziel. Mit dem 5:3 liegen die Penguins in der Metropolitan Division als Tabellenfünfter mit einem Zähler Rückstand auf Platz drei zumindest im Soll.

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

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 1-1)
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1
Game 3:  May 7, 1 p.m. ET – Panthers at Capitals (ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
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 (Series tied 1-1)
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT)
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2
Game 3: May 7, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
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 2-0)
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT)
Game 3: May 7, 4:30 p.m. ET – Avalanche at Predators (TNT, Sportsnet, TVA Sports)
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 (Series tied 1-1)
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 
Game 3: May 7, 9:30 p.m. ET – Flames at Stars (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)
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