Blue Jackets re-sign Laine, trade Bjorkstrand to Kraken

Patrik Laine signed a long-term deal to stay with the Columbus Blue Jackets, completing the final major item on their checklist to cap off a successful offseason.

The winger re-signed for four years and $34.8 million, a contract that carries an $8.7 million salary cap hit through 2026. The deal allows Columbus to keep the high-scoring winger even after adding top free agent Johnny Gaudreau.

When they surprisingly landed Gaudreau, the big question was whether the Blue Jackets would be able to fit Laine under the cap as a restricted free agent. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen made sure that wasn’t an issue.

“One of our priorities this summer was signing Patrik Laine to a contract extension,” Kekalainen said. “He is a special player, one of the truly elite goal scorers in the National Hockey League, and he has fit in extremely well with our group since his arrival. He is an integral part of the team we are building in Columbus.”

The Blue Jackets made room for Laine by trading forward Oliver Bjorkstrand to the Seattle Kraken for a third- and a fourth-round pick in the 2023 draft.

“It was a difficult decision to trade Oliver, who has given so much to our organization over the past seven years,” Kekalainen said. “However, a move like this needed to be made in order for us to be salary cap compliant after the Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine signings. We are thankful for Oliver’s many contributions to our club, on and off the ice.”

Laine was a point-a-game player last season in his first full year with Columbus. The 24-year-old Finn has 184 goals and 158 assists for 342 points in 431 games NHL regular-season and playoff games with the Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets.

Columbus acquired Laine along with Jack Roslovic from Winnipeg in January 2021 in exchange for disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois. The challenge was always keeping Laine around.

This deal does that, and it comes in the aftermath of Gaudreau blowing away the myth that players don’t want to go to or stay in Columbus, after the likes of Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky and Seth Jones all wanted out rather than signing long term.

“I thought it was a good spot for me personally,” Gaudreau said after signing. “I think we can have a lot of success here. It’s somewhere that I had circled on my list for a while now. It’s not only from what I’ve heard about the city and where you live, but they’ve got good players on this team, too, and I’m really looking forward to jumping in with this group.”

Beyond Gaudreau and Laine, that group includes top defenseman Zach Werenski, rookie center Kent Johnson, 2021 first-round pick Cole Sillinger, captain Boone Jenner and 27-year-old goaltender Elvis Merzlikins. With Laine under contract, the Blue Jackets are another step closer to returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2020.

Seattle added more talent by acquiring Bjorkstrand, a 27-year-old from Denmark who is coming off a season in which he set career highs with 28 goals and 57 points and matched his previous NHL season best with 29 assists.

“We’re excited to welcome Oliver to our organization,” Kraken GM Ron Francis said. “He’s coming off of a career year offensively playing top minutes in Columbus. His creativity and hockey sense will be good additions to our forward group.”

Going into their second year in the league, the Kraken already this offseason signed Stanley Cup-winning winger Andre Burakovsky, defenseman Justin Schultz and goaltenders Martin Jones and Magnus Hellberg.

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