NHL playoff bracket 2024: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for hockey postseason

The quest for the Stanley Cup is here. 

The 2023-24 NHL regular season is coming to an end. The Stanley Cup playoffs always delivers with highlight reel goals, bruising hits, overtime thrillers and sensational saves taking over the headlines as 16 teams battle for the right to be crowned a Stanley Cup champion.

The Golden Knights enter this year as the defending Stanley Cup champions. Vegas won the franchise its first-ever championship last June when it ruined Florida’s Cinderella run in the Stanley Cup Final. 

MORE: Watch the 2024 NHL playoffs on ESPN with Fubo

The Sporting News has the updated bracket for the 2024 NHL playoffs. 

You can see the latest 2024 Stanley Cup odds at BetMGM.

NHL playoff bracket 2024

First Round

Eastern Conference

Matchup Series
(A1) Florida Panthers vs. (WC1) Tampa Bay Lightning Tied 0-0
(A2) Boston Bruins vs. (A3) Toronto Maple Leafs Boston leads 1-0
(M1) New York Rangers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals Tied 0-0
(M2) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (M3) New York Islanders Carolina leads 1-0

Western Conference

Matchup Series
(C1) Dallas Stars vs. (WC2) Vegas Golden Knights Tied 0-0
(C2) Winnipeg Jets vs. (C3) Colorado Avalanche Tied 0-0
(P1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (WC1) Nashville Predators Tied 0-0
(P2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (P3) Los Angeles Kings Tied 0-0

NHL playoff schedule 2024

Saturday, April 20

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
1 Carolina Hurricanes 3, New York Islanders 1 5 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
1 Boston Bruins 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 8 p.m. TBS, SlingTV

Sunday, April 21

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
1 Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 12:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
1 Washington Capitals at New York Rangers 3 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
1 Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets 7 p.m. ESPN2, Fubo
1 Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks 10 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Monday, April 22

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
2 Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
2 New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes 7:30 p.m. ESPN2, Fubo
1 Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
1 Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers 10 p.m. ESPN2, Fubo

Tuesday, April 23

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
2 Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
2 Washington Capitals at New York Rangers 7:30 p.m. ESPN2, Fubo
2 Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

Wednesday, April 24

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
3 Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs 7 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
2 Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars 9:30 p.m. ESPN, Fubo
2 Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers 10 p.m. TBS, SlingTV

Thursday, April 25

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
3 Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 7 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
3 Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders 7:30 p.m. ESPN2, Fubo

Friday, April 26

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
3 New York Rangers at Washington Capitals 7 p.m. TNT, SlingTV
3 Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators 7:30 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
3 Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche 10 p.m. TNT, SlingTV
3 Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings 10:30 p.m. TBS, SlingTV

Saturday, April 27

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
4 Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders 2 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
4 Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 p.m.  TBS, SlingTV
4 Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs 9:30 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
3 Dallas Stars at Vegas Golden Knights 10:30 p.m. TBS, SlingTV

Sunday, April 28

Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Channel/Stream
4 Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche 7 p.m. TNT, SlingTV
4 Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators 5 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
4 New York Rangers at Washington Capitals 8 p.m. TBS, SlingTV
4 Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings 10:30 p.m. TBS, SlingTV

MORE: SN’s expert picks, predictions for 2024 NHL playoff bracket

What channel is the 2024 NHL playoffs on?

  • TV channel (U.S.): ESPN, ABC, TNT, TBS
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet, CBC

The NHL playoffs will be split in the United States between the ESPN family of networks and Turners. The two media corporations are in the third year of their seven-year contracts with the league. 

In the first round, Saturday night games will air on ABC. Other first-round contests may air on ESPN and TNT’s other channels, such as ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, TBS, or TruTV. 

ESPN and TNT are splitting the second-round series, as well as the conference final. Since TNT aired the Stanley Cup Final last year, it’s back to ESPN in 2024. 

In Canada, all the playoff games will be aired on Sportsnet and CBC. 

How to stream the 2024 NHL playoffs

  • Live stream (U.S.): ESPN+, SlingTV, Fubo
  • Live stream (Canada): SN NOW, CBC Gem

Fans in the United States looking to stream the NHL playoffs have options. Games on ESPN’s platforms can be streamed through ESPN+ or through Fubo, while those on TNT can be streamed through the TNT app and SlingTV

MORE: Watch the 2024 NHL playoffs on TNT with Sling TV

For the Canadian audience, games on Sportsnet are available to stream on SN NOW. Any contests on CBC can be streamed through CBC Gem. 

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