2021 NHL playoff schedule: updated the category, date, time, and TV channel of each second round series


After a wild and heartbreaking first round, the Stanley Cup playoffs continue to the second round, as the four divisions will crown their champions.

Eight teams will continue to fight for the 2021 Stanley Cup. There are perennial competitors such as the Boston Bruins, the Tampa Bay Chargers and the Vegas Golden Cavaliers. The New York Islanders’ last season in the old barn brought a considerable farewell to the Nassau Coliseum. Twenty years have passed since the Colorado Avalanche team won the Presidential Trophy. Is this their year?

second round: Prediction, selection, odds and series breakdown for each series

Do not rule out the Carolina Hurricanes and Jack Adams’ competitor coach Rod Brind’Amour. The last time the club won a cup was 15 years ago, and it is going all out. In the North, the Winnipeg Jets must wait for a while to see the opponent they will face. Connor Hellebuyck has always been a force between the pipelines and he will fight one of the best defenders at the other end of Carey Price in Montreal.

Here is all the information you need to know when watching the second round of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, including duels and series TV schedules.

NHL Playoffs 2021

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2021 NHL playoffs: TV channels, live broadcast

The 2021 playoffs mark the last year that NBC’s network family will broadcast the NHL’s Stanley Cup tour. The second round of the game will be broadcast on the NBC channel in the United States, while in Canada, the game will be broadcast on Sportsnet’s channel, CBC and TVA Sports.

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How will the 2021 NHL playoffs work?

Here is a quick overview of how the 2021 playoffs will work, with each series being the best of the seven games:

  • Four teams in each division advance to the Stanley Cup playoffs. The first round of duel is the first pair of fourth and second pair of third in each division.
  • The winner of the first round of each division will compete to determine the division champion.
  • Once the four division champions are crowned, they will meet in the Stanley Cup semi-finals. The ranking of seeds in this round will be based on the total points of the regular season.
  • The semi-final winners will meet in the Stanley Cup final.

NHL playoff schedule, series results

(All times are east)

second round

Eastern Division: (3) Boston Bruins vs. (4) New York Islanders

date pair Time (TV channel)/Result
Saturday, May 29 In boston BOS, 5-2 (BOS leads 1-0)
Monday, May 31 In boston NYI, 4-3 (OT) (The series ended 1-1)
Thursday, June 3 in New York BOS, 2-1 (OT) (BOS leads 2-1)
Saturday, June 5 in New York NYI, 4-1 (2-2 draw in the series)
Monday, June 7 In boston NYI, 5-4 (NYI leads 3-2)
Wednesday, June 9 in New York NYI, 6-2 (NYI won 4-2)

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North Division: (3) Winnipeg Jets vs. (4) Montreal Canadiens

date pair Time (TV channel)/Result
Wednesday, June 2 In Winnipeg MTL, 5-3 (MTL leads 1-0)
Friday, June 4 In Winnipeg MTL, 1-0 (MTL leads 2-0)
Sunday, June 6 In Montreal MTL, 5-1 (MTL leads 3-0)
Monday, June 7 In Montreal MTL, 3-2 (OT) (MTL won the series 4-0)

Central Division: (1) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3) Tampa Bay Lightning

date pair Time (TV channel)/Result
Sunday, May 30 In Carolina TBL, 2-1 (TBL leads 1-0)
Tuesday, June 1 In Carolina TBL, 2-1 (TBL leads 2-0)
Thursday, June 3 In Tampa Bay CAR, 3-2 (OT) (TBL leads 2-1)
Saturday, June 5 In Tampa Bay TBL, 6-4 (TBL leads 3-1)
Tuesday, June 8 In Carolina TBL, 2-0 (TBL won the series 4-1)

Western Division: (1) Colorado Avalanche vs. (2) Vegas Golden Cavaliers

date pair Time (TV channel)/Result
Sunday, May 30 In Colorado Colonel, 7-1 (the Colonel leads 1-0)
Wednesday, June 2 In Colorado Colonel, 3-2 (OT) (The Colonel leads 2-0)
Friday, June 4 In Vegas VGK, 3-2 (COL leads 2-1)
Sunday, June 6 In Vegas VGK, 5-1 (series draw 2-2)
Tuesday, June 8 In Colorado VGK, 3-2 (VGK leads 3-2)
Thursday, June 10 In Vegas VGK, 6-3 (VGK won the series 4-2)

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