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WATCH LIVE: The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Media Day

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 27: A detailed view of the Stanley Cup during Media Day for the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on May 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Game 1: Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m. ET
Call: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Series preview
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Game 1: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m. ET
Call: Kenny Albert, AJ Mleczko, Brian Boucher
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Game 1: St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets, 8 p.m. ET
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Call: Dave Randorf, Louie DeBrusk, Scott Oake
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Game 1: Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators, 9:30 p.m. ET
Call: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti
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Game 1: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. ET
Call: Alex Faust, Mike Johnson
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Pre-game coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special 90-minute edition of NHL Live. and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and Connected TVs – will live stream all games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, and CNBC, via “TV Everywhere” throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

PHT’s 2019 Stanley Cup playoff previews
Capitals vs Hurricanes
Islanders vs. Penguins

Bruins vs. Maple Leafs
Lightning vs. Blue Jackets

Predators vs. Stars
Blues vs. Jets
Flames vs. Avalanche
Sharks vs. Golden Knights

Power Rankings: Why your team won’t win the Stanley Cup
Roundtable: Goaltending issues, challenging the Lightning
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round 1 schedule, TV info
Round 1 and Stanley Cup champion predictions


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.