2018 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE SCENARIOS

NEW YORK (April 8, 2018) – The National Hockey League today announced two scenarios for the dates of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round based on the outcome of tonight’s Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins game at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Bruins (50-19-12, 112 points) sit one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning (54-23-5, 113 points) for the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. Boston will clinch first place with a win of any kind, while Tampa Bay will claim the title if Boston loses in any fashion.

The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday, April 11. National broadcast information will be announced when available. All times are ET and subject to change.

EASTERN CONFERENCE (If Tampa Bay wins the Atlantic Division)

Date Time (ET) #1 Tampa Bay vs. #4 New Jersey
Thursday, April 12 7 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay
Saturday, April 14 3 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay
Monday, April 16 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey
Wednesday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey
*Saturday, April 21 TBD New Jersey at Tampa Bay
*Monday, April 23 TBD Tampa Bay at New Jersey
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD New Jersey at Tampa Bay

Date Time (ET) #2 Boston vs. #3 Toronto
Thursday, April 12 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston
Saturday, April 14 8 p.m. Toronto at Boston
Monday, April 16 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto
Thursday, April 19 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Toronto at Boston
*Monday, April 23 TBD Boston at Toronto
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Toronto at Boston

Date Time (ET) #1 Washington vs. #4 Columbus
Thursday, April 12 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Washington
Sunday, April 15 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Washington
Tuesday, April 17 7:30 p.m. Washington at Columbus
Thursday, April 19 7:30 p.m. Washington at Columbus
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Columbus at Washington
*Monday, April 23 TBD Washington at Columbus
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Columbus at Washington

Date Time (ET) #2 Pittsburgh vs. #3 Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Friday, April 13 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Sunday, April 15 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 18 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
*Friday, April 20 TBD Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
*Tuesday, April 24 TBD Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

WESTERN CONFERENCE (If Tampa Bay wins the Atlantic Division)

Date Time (ET) #1 Nashville vs. #4 Colorado
Thursday, April 12 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Nashville
Saturday, April 14 3 p.m. Colorado at Nashville
Monday, April 16 10 p.m. Nashville at Colorado
Wednesday, April 18 10 p.m. Nashville at Colorado
*Friday, April 20 TBD Colorado at Nashville
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Nashville at Colorado
*Tuesday, April 24 TBD Colorado at Nashville

Date Time (ET) #2 Winnipeg vs. #3 Minnesota
Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg
Friday, April 13 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg
Sunday, April 15 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota
Tuesday, April 17 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota
*Friday, April 20 TBD Minnesota at Winnipeg
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Winnipeg at Minnesota
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Minnesota at Winnipeg

Date Time (ET) #1 Vegas vs. #4 Los Angeles
Wednesday, April 11 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas
Friday, April 13 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas
Sunday, April 15 10:30 p.m. Vegas at Los Angeles
Tuesday, April 17 10:30 p.m. Vegas at Los Angeles
*Thursday, April 19 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Vegas at Los Angeles
*Monday, April 23 TBD Los Angeles at Vegas

Date Time (ET) #2 Anaheim vs. #3 San Jose
Thursday, April 12 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim
Saturday, April 14 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim
Monday, April 16 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose
Wednesday, April 18 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose
*Friday, April 20 TBD San Jose at Anaheim
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Anaheim at San Jose
*Tuesday, April 24 TBD San Jose at Anaheim

EASTERN CONFERENCE (If Boston wins the Atlantic Division)

Date Time (ET) #1 Boston vs. #4 New Jersey
Thursday, April 12 7 p.m. New Jersey at Boston
Saturday, April 14 3 p.m. New Jersey at Boston
Monday, April 16 7:30 p.m. Boston at New Jersey
Wednesday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Boston at New Jersey
*Friday, April 20 TBD New Jersey at Boston
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Boston at New Jersey
*Tuesday, April 24 TBD New Jersey at Boston

Date Time (ET) #2 Tampa Bay vs. #3 Toronto
Thursday, April 12 7 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay
Saturday, April 14 7 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay
Tuesday, April 17 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto
Thursday, April 19 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Toronto at Tampa Bay
*Monday, April 23 TBD Tampa Bay at Toronto
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Toronto at Tampa Bay

Date Time (ET) #1 Washington vs. #4 Columbus
Thursday, April 12 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Washington
Sunday, April 15 3 p.m. Columbus at Washington
Tuesday, April 17 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus
Thursday, April 19 7:30 p.m. Washington at Columbus
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Columbus at Washington
*Monday, April 23 TBD Washington at Columbus
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Columbus at Washington

Date Time (ET) #2 Pittsburgh vs. #3 Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Saturday, April 14 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
Monday, April 16 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 18 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
*Monday, April 23 TBD Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

WESTERN CONFERENCE (If Boston wins the Atlantic Division)

Date Time (ET) #1 Nashville vs. #4 Colorado
Thursday, April 12 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Nashville
Saturday, April 14 3 p.m. Colorado at Nashville
Monday, April 16 10 p.m. Nashville at Colorado
Wednesday, April 18 10 p.m. Nashville at Colorado
*Friday, April 20 TBD Colorado at Nashville
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Nashville at Colorado
*Tuesday, April 24 TBD Colorado at Nashville

Date Time (ET) #2 Winnipeg vs. #3 Minnesota
Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg
Friday, April 13 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg
Sunday, April 15 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota
Wednesday, April 18 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota
*Friday, April 20 TBD Minnesota at Winnipeg
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Winnipeg at Minnesota
*Wednesday, April 25 TBD Minnesota at Winnipeg

Date Time (ET) #1 Vegas vs. #4 Los Angeles
Wednesday, April 11 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas
Friday, April 13 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas
Sunday, April 15 10:30 p.m. Vegas at Los Angeles
Tuesday, April 17 10 p.m. Vegas at Los Angeles
*Thursday, April 19 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas
*Saturday, April 21 TBD Vegas at Los Angeles
*Monday, April 23 TBD Los Angeles at Vegas

Date Time (ET) #2 Anaheim vs. #3 San Jose
Thursday, April 12 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim
Saturday, April 14 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim
Monday, April 16 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose
Wednesday, April 18 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose
*Friday, April 20 TBD San Jose at Anaheim
*Sunday, April 22 TBD Anaheim at San Jose
*Tuesday, April 24 TBD San Jose at Anaheim

* if necessary
TBD = To Be Determined

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