NHL playoffs 2019: Today’s scores, TV schedule, live updates

The first night of 2019 NHL playoff action was weird in all the best ways. A 128-point Lightning team coughed up its three-goal lead to the Blue Jackets, the Eastern Conference’s de facto No. 8 seed, and is in a quick 0-1 hole. The Penguins, Predators and Jets — typically playoff powerhouses — are in the same predicament early on.

Oh, and Joe Pavelski scored a goal with his face.

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The remaining three series fill the TV schedule Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. ET as the Bruins and Maple Leafs rekindle their postseason love affair. The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals open their repeat bid against the Hurricanes (7:30 p.m. ET) followed by the nightcap between the top-seeded Flames and the Avalanche (10 p.m. ET).

This page will serve as a daily guide to the 2019 NHL playoffs from April until someone hoists Lord Stanley’s Cup in June. Follow along for live scores, updates and a full TV schedule from every game, every night. You can also keep track of your bracket and see SN’s picks here.

NHL playoffs today: Live scores for Thursday’s games

Here’s the schedule for today’s Stanley Cup playoff games, scores and how to watch every game live. Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.

Thursday, April 11

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Friday, April 12 games

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NHL playoffs schedule 2019

Here is a full schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The second-round schedule will be announced around April 24, the date of the last possible Game 7.

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)

(*if necessary)

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

(*if necessary)

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)

(*if necessary)

New York Islanders (M2) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M3)

(*if necessary)

Western Conference

Calgary Flames (P1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

(*if necessary)

San Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (P3)

(*if necessary)

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)

(*if necessary)

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)

(*if necessary)

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