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Stanley Cup playoff schedule 2020: Dates, Times, TV Channel, scores for every game

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The start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs is just a few days away.

The NHL's round robin and qualifying round series concluded Sunday, setting up all eight of the first round matchups. 

The qualifying round was full of surprises. Four of the eight series resulted in upsets, including the No. 12 seeds in both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference winning their matchups against the No. 5 seeds. 

The round robin didn't lack unexpected results, either. The Boston Bruins won the Presidents' Trophy with the league's best record in the regular season, but they finished at the bottom of the East's round robin standings after three consecutive losses. The defending champion St. Louis Blues had the best record in the West during the regular season and also struggled in the round robin with a fourth-place finish (1-2-1 record).

Could we see a first-round upset involving one or both of last season's Stanley Cup finalists? Anything is possible in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Here's the television schedule for every first-round series. Check back to this article each day for updated schedules and scores for all games (all times ET).

EASTERN CONFERENCE

FIRST ROUND

Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (12)

Game 1: Flyers 2, Canadiens 1

Game 2: Canadiens 5, Flyers 0

Game 3: Flyers 1, Canadiens 0

Game 4: Flyers 2, Canadiens 0

Game 5: Canadiens 5, Flyers 3

Game 6: Flyers 3, Canadiens 2

Flyers win series 4-2

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (9)

Game 1: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 (5OT)

Game 2: Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1

Game 3: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2

 

Game 4: Lightning 2, Blue Jackets 1

Game 5: Lightning 5, Blue Jackets 4 (OT)

Lightning win series 4-1

Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (7)

Game 1: Islanders 4, Capitals 2

Game 2: Islanders 5, Capitals 2

Game 3: Islanders 2, Capitals 1 (OT)

Game 4: Capitals 3, Islanders 2

Game 5: Islanders 4, Capitals 0

Islanders win series 4-1

Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Game 1: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)

Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2

Game 3: Bruins 3, Hurricanes 1

Game 4: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 3

Game 5: Bruins 2, Hurricanes 1

Bruins win series 4-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE

FIRST ROUND

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (12)

Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 1

Game 2: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 3 (OT)

Game 3: Golden Knights 2, Blackhawks 1

Game 4: Blackhawks 3, Golden Knights 1

Game 5: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 3

Golden Knights win series 4-1

Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (11)

Game 1: Avalanche 3, Coyotes 0

Game 2: Avalanche 3, Coyotes 2

Game 3: Coyotes 4, Avalanche 2

Game 4: Avalanche 7, Coyotes 1

Game 5: Avalanche 7, Coyotes 1

Avalanche win series 4-1

Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (8)

Game 1: Flames 3, Stars 2

Game 2: Stars 5, Flames 4

Game 3: Flames 2, Stars 0

Game 4: Stars 5, Flames 4

Game 5: Stars 2, Flames 1

Game 6: Stars 7, Flames 3

Stars win series 4-2

St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (7)

Game 1: Canucks 5, Blues 2

Game 2: Canucks 4, Blues 3 (OT)

Game 3: Blues 3, Canucks 2 (OT)

Game 4: Blues 3, Canucks 1

Game 5: Canucks 4, Blues 3 

Game 6: Canucks 6, Blues 2

Canucks win series 4-2

EASTERN CONFERENCE

SECOND ROUND

Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. New York Islanders (6)

Game 1: Islanders 4, Flyers 0

Game 2: Flyers 4, Islanders 3 (OT)

Game 3: Islanders 3, Flyers 1

Game 4: Islanders 3, Flyers 2

Game 5: Flyers 4, Islanders 3 (OT)

Game 6: Flyers 5, Islanders 4 (2OT)

Game 7: Islanders 4, Flyers 0

Islanders win series 4-3

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Boston Bruins (4)

Game 1: Bruins 3, Lightning 2

Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 (OT)

Game 3: Lightning 7, Bruins 1

Game 4: Bruins 3, Lightning 1

Game 5: Lightning 3, Bruins 2 (2OT)

Lightning win series 4-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SECOND ROUND

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)

Game 1: Golden Knights 5, Canucks 0

Game 2: Canucks 5, Golden Knights 2

Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Canucks 0

Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Canucks 3

Game 5: Canucks 2, Golden Knights 1

Game 6: Canucks 4, Golden Knights 0

Game 7: Golden Knights 3, Stars 0

Golden Knights win series 4-3

Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Dallas Stars (3)

Game 1: Stars 5, Avalanche 3

Game 2: Stars 5, Avalanche 2

Game 3: Avalanche 6, Stars 4

Game 4: Stars 5, Avalanche 4

Game 5: Avalanche 6, Stars 3

Game 6: Avalanche 4, Stars 1

Game 7: Stars 5, Avalanche 4

Stars win series 4-3

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. New York Islanders (6)

Game 1: Lightning 8, Islanders 2

Game 2: Lightning 2, Islanders 1

Game 3: Islanders 5, Lightning 3

Game 4: Lightning 4, Islanders 1

Game 5: Islanders 2, Lightning 1

Game 6: Lightning 2, Islanders 1 (OT)

Lightning win series, 4-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Dallas Stars (3)

Game 1: Stars 1, Golden Knights 0

Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Stars 0

Game 3: Stars 3, Golden Knights 2

Game 4: Stars 2, Golden Knights 1

Game 5: Stars 3, Golden Knights 2

Dallas wins series 4-1

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Dallas Stars (3)

Game 1: Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., NBC

Game 2: Monday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Game 3: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Game 4: Friday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m., NBC

 

Game 5*: Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m., NBC

Game 6*: Monday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., NBC

Game 7*: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., NBC