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NHL Playoffs 2024: Newest Bracket, Schedule, Begin Instances Revealed for 1st Spherical

Timothy Rapp @@TRappaRT Featured Columnist IV April 17, 2024 Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With all 16 postseason berths now settled, it’s time to find out the matchups and schedule for this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Below, we’ll break down the bracket, with the NHL dropping the start times Wednesday for the opening games

NHL Playoffs 2024: Newest Bracket, Schedule, Begin Instances Revealed for 1st Spherical

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 17, 2024

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: New York Rangers Left Wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against Washington Capitals Defenseman Joel Edmundson (6) during the National Hockey League game between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers on January 14, 2024 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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With all 16 postseason berths now settled, it is time to discover out the matchups and schedule for this yr’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

Beneath, we’ll break down the bracket, with the NHL dropping the beginning instances Wednesday for the opening video games of the Jap Convention playoffs.

Present Matchups

Jap Convention

*(1M) New York Rangers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals

*(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (WC1) Tampa Bay Lightning

*(2A) Boston Bruins vs. (3A) Toronto Maple Leafs

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*(2M) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3M) New York Islanders

Western Convention

(1C) Dallas Stars vs. (WC2) Los Angeles Kings

(1P) Vancouver Canucks vs. (WC1) Nashville Predators

*(2C) Winnipeg Jets vs. (3C) Colorado Avalanche

(2P) Edmonton Oilers vs. (3P) Vegas Golden Knights

* Matchup set.

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule (All Instances Jap)

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

All eight Jap Convention groups will start their First Spherical sequence this upcoming weekend. Which groups will likely be enjoying when? We now have you lined. #StanleyCup

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Saturday, April 20

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders at 5 p.m. (TBS)

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at 8 p.m. (TBS)

Sunday, April 21

Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers at 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Evaluation

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The Islanders and Hurricanes cut up the regular-season sequence, 2-2, and it was a dandy. Every crew received an additional time sport, and each matchup included no less than one crew scoring 4 objectives. This sequence needs to be a basic.

Toronto vs. Boston is a basic rivalry. The 2 groups have confronted one another 16 instances within the postseason, evenly splitting the matchups (although Boston has received six sequence in a row). The worrisome half for Toronto, nonetheless, is the Bruins swept the season sequence, 4-0.

Common-season outcomes do not assure postseason outcomes, but it surely does not appear to be an excellent matchup for Toronto. The Maple Leafs have extra general attacking expertise, although, in order that they have a shot in an open sequence.

The Panthers received the season sequence towards the Lightning, 2-1, and have the home-ice benefit on this sequence. The defending Jap Convention champions aren’t to be taken flippantly.

“It should be nice,” Panthers coach Paul Maurice told reporters. “Each groups know find out how to play exhausting, each groups have some high-end ability on it. It will be an excellent battle, nice for the followers.”

The Rangers would be the prohibitive favorites over the Capitals after accumulating 114 factors this season, although the groups cut up the season sequence this yr.

Within the lone Western Convention sequence that’s finalized, a enjoyable conflict of strengths will spotlight Colorado vs. Winnipeg. The Avalanche are the higher offensive crew; the Jets are extra defensively stout.

One factor to notice: Winnipeg swept the season sequence, and it wasn’t shut. The Jets outscored the Avalanche throughout three video games, 17-4. Generally, a crew simply has a rival’s quantity. It stays to be seen if that is true on this matchup.

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