NHL announces playoff schedules for Round 1 matchups
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The NHL unveiled schedules for all eight Round 1 series for the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday.

All times ET.
* if necessary.

North Division

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Due to the North Division playoffs starting later than the others, each All-Canadian Round 1 matchup features a back-to-back in Games 3 and 4.

No. 1 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. No. 4 Montreal Canadiens

Game Home Date Time
1 Maple Leafs May 20 7:30 p.m.
2 Maple Leafs May 22 7 p.m.
3 Canadiens May 24 TBD
4 Canadiens May 25 TBD
5* Maple Leafs May 27 TBD
6* Canadiens May 29 TBD
7* Maple Leafs May 31 TBD

No. 2 Edmonton Oilers vs. No. 3 Winnipeg Jets

Game Home Date Time
1 Oilers May 19 9 p.m.
2 Oilers May 21 9 p.m.
3 Jets May 23 TBD
4 Jets May 24 TBD
5* Oilers May 26 TBD
6* Jets May 28 TBD
7* Oilers May 30 TBD

East Division

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No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 4 New York islanders

Game Home Date Time
1 Penguins May 16 12 p.m.
2 Penguins May 18 7:30 p.m.
3 Islanders May 20 7 p.m.
4 Islanders May 22 3 p.m.
5* Penguins May 24 TBD
6* Islanders May 26 TBD
7* Penguins May 28 TBD

No. 2 Washington Capitals vs. No. 3 Boston Bruins

Game Home Date Time
1 Capitals May 15 7:15 p.m.
2 Capitals May 17 7:30 p.m.
3 Bruins May 19 6:30 p.m.
4 Bruins May 21 6:30 p.m.
5* Capitals May 23 TBD
6* Bruins May 25 TBD
7* Capitals May 27 TBD

Central Division

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No. 1 Carolina Hurricanes vs. No. 4 Nashville Predators

Game Home Date Time
1 Hurricanes May 17 8 p.m.
2 Hurricanes May 19 8 p.m.
3 Predators May 21 7 p.m.
4 Predators May 23 TBD
5* Hurricanes May 25 TBD
6* Predators May 27 TBD
7* Hurricanes May 29 TBD

No. 2 Florida Panthers vs. No. 3 Tampa Bay Lighting

Game Home Date Time
1 Panthers May 16 7:30 p.m.
2 Panthers May 18 8 p.m.
3 Lightning May 20 6:30 p.m.
4 Lightning May 22 12:30 p.m.
5* Panthers May 24 TBD
6* Lightning May 26 TBD
7* Panthers May 28 TBD

West Division

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No. 1 Colorado Avalanche vs. No. 4 St. Louis Blues

Game Home Date Time
1 Avalanche May 17 10 p.m.
2 Avalanche May 19 10:30 p.m.
3 Blues May 21 9:30 p.m.
4 Blues May 23 TBD
5* Avalanche May 25 TBD
6* Blues May 27 TBD
7* Avalanche May 29 TBD

No. 2 Vegas Golden Knights vs. No. 3 Minnesota Wild

Game Home Date Time
1 Golden Knights May 16 3 p.m.
2 Golden Knights May 18 10 p.m.
3 Wild May 20 9:30 p.m.
4 Wild May 22 8 p.m.
5* Golden Knights May 24 TBD
6* Wild May 26 TBD
7* Golden Knights May 28 TBD
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