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NHL playoff games today: Full TV schedule to watch 2021 Stanley Cup playoff games

NHL playoff games today: Full TV schedule to watch 2021 Stanley Cup playoff games

Oh, baby! The best postseason is officially here.

Sixteen NHL teams will battle it out for the greatest trophy in all of sports: the Stanley Cup. How it’ll all play out is a little different in 2021: the four best teams in each division will face each other (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 in Round 1) and the eventual division champs will meet in the Stanley Cup semifinals. The last two teams standing will then go head-to-head in the Stanley Cup Final.

Here’s everything to know about watching NHL playoff games in 2021, including a complete TV schedule with start times and channels for every series.

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NHL playoff games today

Here’s the full schedule of NHL playoff games for: Friday, June 18

Series tied 1-1

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Golden Knights at Canadiens8 p.m. ETUSA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Check out SN’s scoreboard for the latest results.

Semifinals breakdowns, predictions, odds: TBL vs. NYI | VGK vs. MTL

NHL playoffs 2021: TV channels, live stream

The 2021 postseason marks the final year NBC’s family of networks will broadcast games on the NHL’s road to the Stanley Cup. First-round games will be shown on NHL Network and across NBC channels in the United States, while in Canada games will be shown on FX, FXX, Sportsnet’s channels and CBC.

In Canada, Chris Cuthbert and Craig Simpson will describe the Maple Leafs-Canadiens series while Harnarayan Singh and Louie DeBrusk will bring fans Oilers-Jets. David Amber and Ron McLean will be the studio anchors and will be joined by a rotating crew of analysts and insiders.

NBC will also employ a rotating crew that will include play-by-play announcers Kenny Albert, John Forslund and Brendan Burke and analysts Eddie Olczyk, AJ Mleczko and Dominic Moore.

NHL playoff bracket 2021

(SN Illustration)

NHL schedule 2021

The first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs started on Saturday, May 15, and, if it runs the full gamut, will end on Monday, May 31.

*If necessary

Semifinals

Sunday, June 13

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Islanders at Lightning3 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, June 14

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Canadiens at Golden Knights9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, June 15

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Islanders at Lightning8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, June 16

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Canadiens at Golden Knights9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, June 17

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Lightning at Islanders8 p.m. ETUSA SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Friday, June 18

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Golden Knights at Canadiens8 p.m. ETUSA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, June 19

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Lightning at Islanders8 p.m. ETUSA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, June 20

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Golden Knights at Canadiens8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, June 21

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 5: Islanders at Lightning8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, June 22

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 5: Canadiens at Golden Knights9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, June 23

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 6: Lightning at Islanders8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, June 24

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 6: Golden Knights at Canadiens8 p.m. ETUSA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Friday, June 25

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 7: Islanders at Lightning8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, June 26

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 7: Canadiens at Golde Knights8 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Round 2

Saturday, May 29

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Islanders at Bruins8 p.m. ETNBC, SN360, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 30

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Lightning at Hurricanes5 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
Game 1: Golden Knights at Avalanche8 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, May 31

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Islanders at Bruins7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1, TVA Sports

Tuesday, June 1

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Lightning at Hurricanes7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, June 2

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Canadiens at Jets7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 2: Golden Knights at Avalanche10 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, June 3

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Bruins at Islanders7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 3: Hurricanes at Lightning8 p.m. ETUSA,  SN, TVA Sports

ROUND 2: Predictions, picks, odds & series breakdowns for every series

Friday, June 4

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Canadiens at Jets7:30 p.m. ETUSA, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 3: Avalanche at Golden Knights10 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, June 5

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Hurricanes at Lightning4 p.m. ETUSA, SN, TVA Sports
Game 4: Bruins at Islanders7:15 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, June 6

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Jets at Canadiens6 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
Game 4: Avalanche at Golden Knights8:30 p.m.NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports

Monday, June 7

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 5: Islanders at Bruins6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1, TVA Sports
Game 4: Jets at Canadiens8 p.m. ETNHLN, NBCSN (JIP), SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, June 8

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 5: Lightning vs. Hurricanes6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
Game 5: Golden Knights at Avalanche9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, June 9

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 6: Bruins at Islanders7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

Thursday, June 10

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 6: Avalanche at Golden Knights9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, June 12

MatchupTimeTV channel
*Game 7: Golden Knights at Avalanche7:30 p.m.NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Round 1

Saturday, May 15

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Bruins at Capitals7:15 p.m. ETNBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 16

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 1: Islanders at PenguinsNoon ETNBC, SN, TVA Sports
Game 1: Wild at Golden Knights3 p.m. ETNBC, SN, TVA Sports
Game 1: Lightning at Panthers7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports

DIVISION PREDICTIONS, PREVIEWS: Central | East | West  | North

Monday, May 17

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Bruins at Capitals7:30 p.m ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 1: Predators at Hurricanes8 p.m. ETCNBC, SNE, TVA Sports
Game 1: Blues at Avalanche10 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 18

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 2: Islanders at Penguins7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 2: Lightning at Panthers8 p.m. ETCNBC, SNE, TVA Sports
Game 2: Wild at Golden Knights10 p.m.ETNBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 19

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Capitals at Bruins6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP, SN360, TVA Sports
Game 2: Predators at Hurricanes8 p.m. ETCNBC, FX-CA, TVA Sports
Game 1: Jets at Oilers9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 2: Blues at Avalanche10:30 p.m. ETCNBC, SN360, TVA Sports

Thursday, May 20

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Panthers at Lightning6:30 p.m. ETUSA, FX-CA, TVA Sports
Game 3: Penguins at Islanders7 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
Game 1: Canadiens at Maple Leafs7:30 p.m. ETNHL Network, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 3: Golden Knights at Wild9:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVA Sport

Friday, May 21

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Capitals at Bruins6:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP, SN360, TVA Sports
Game 3: Hurricanes at Predators7 p.m. ETUSA, FXX-CA, TVA Sports
Game 2: Jets at Oilers9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 3: Avalanche at Blues9:30 p.m. ETUSA, SN360, TVA Sports

Saturday, May 22

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Panthers at Lightning12:30 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, TVA Sports
Game 4: Penguins at Islanders3 p.m. ETNBC, SN, TVA Sports
Game 2: Canadiens at Maple Leafs7 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, OMNI
Game 4: Golden Knights at Wild8 p.m. ETNBC, SN360, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 23

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Hurricanes at Predators2:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
Game 4: Avalanche at Blues5 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
Game 5: Bruins at Capitals7 p.m. ETUSA, SN1, TVA Sports
Game 3: Oilers at Jets7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, May 24

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 3: Maple Leafs at Canadiens7 p.m. ETNHL Network, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 5: Islanders at Penguins7 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN1, TVA Sports
Game 5: Lightning at Panthers8 p.m. ETCNBC, FX-CA, TVA Sports
Game 4: Oilers at Jets9:45 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 5: Wild at Golden Knights10:30 p.m. ETCNBC, SN1, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 25

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 4: Maple Leafs at Canadiens7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 5: Predators at Hurricanes8 p.m. ETCNBC, SN360, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 26

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 6: Penguins at Islanders6:30 pm ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 6: Panthers at Lightning8 p.m. ETCNBC, SN360, TVA Sports
Game 6: Golden Knights at Wild9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, TVA Sports

Thursday, May 27

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 5: Canadiens at Maple Leafs7 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 6: Hurricanes at Predators9:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

Friday, May 28

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 7: Wild at Golden Knights9 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, May 29

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 6: Maple Leafs at Canadiens7:30 p.m. ETNBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 30

No games.

Monday, May 31

MatchupTimeTV channel
Game 7: Canadiens at Maple Leafs7 p.m. ETCNBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports

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