NHL playoff games today: Full TV schedule to watch 2021 Stanley Cup playoff games

Oh, baby! The best postseason is officially here.

Sixteen NHL teams will battle it out for the greatest trophy in all of sports: the Stanley Cup. How it’ll all play out is a little different in 2021: the four best teams in each division will face each other (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 in Round 1) and the eventual division champs will meet in the Stanley Cup semifinals. The last two teams standing will then go head-to-head in the Stanley Cup Final.

Here’s everything to know about watching NHL playoff games in 2021, including a complete TV schedule with start times and channels for every series.

NHL playoff games today

Here’s the full schedule of NHL playoff games for today:

Sunday, May 16

Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.

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NHL playoffs 2021: TV channels, live stream

The 2021 postseason marks the final year NBC’s family of networks will broadcast games on the NHL’s road to the Stanley Cup. First-round games will be shown on NHL Network and across NBC channels in the United States, while in Canada games will be shown on FX, FXX, Sportsnet’s channels and CBC.

In Canada, Chris Cuthbert and Craig Simpson will describe the Maple Leafs-Canadiens series while Harnarayan Singh and Louie DeBrusk will bring fans Oilers-Jets. David Amber and Ron McLean will be the studio anchors and will be joined by a rotating crew of analysts and insiders.

NBC will also employ a rotating crew that will include play-by-play announcers Kenny Albert, John Forslund and Brendan Burke and analysts Eddie Olczyk, AJ Mleczko and Dominic Moore.

NHL playoff bracket 2021

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NHL schedule 2021

The first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs started on Saturday, May 15, and, if it runs the full gamut, will end on Monday, May 31. 

*If necessary

Round 1

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16

Monday, May 17

Tuesday, May 18

Wednesday, May 19

Thursday, May 20

Friday, May 21

Saturday, May 22

Sunday, May 23

Monday, May 24

Tuesday, May 25

Wednesday, May 26

Thursday, May 27

Friday, May 28

Saturday, May 29

Sunday, May 30

Sunday, May 30

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