2024 NHL Playoffs Bracket: Schedule, Standings, Games, TV Channels & Times

The 2024 NHL Playoffs are set to begin with the Vegas Golden Knights defending their title, the New York Rangers leading with the best regular season record, and the playoffs structured in a best-of-seven format across both conferences, with detailed schedules for each first-round matchup.

The 2024 NHL Playoffs are here. Get ready for some of the most thrilling moments in sports.

The Vegas Golden Knights are on a mission to defend their title. It all starts on Saturday.

The New York Rangers snagged the Presidents’ Trophy, boasting the best record of the 2023-24 season. They edged out the Dallas Stars with a 55-23-4 record. That’s 114 points, if you’re counting.

Here’s how the playoffs are structured: The division winner with the most points in each conference faces off against the second Wild Card team in round one. The division winner with fewer points gets the top Wild Card team.

Each series is a best-of-seven. The higher-seeded team enjoys home-ice advantage for the first two rounds. The team with the most regular-season points gets home-ice for the conference finals and Stanley Cup Final.

The action kicks off April 20 with the Carolina Hurricanes battling the New York Islanders.

Want to catch the games? Here’s where you can watch:
– Stream: fuboTV (there’s a free trial)
– Follow along: CBS Sports App
All times are Eastern.

– (1) New York Rangers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals, starting Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m., on ESPN.
…And the list goes on, with games scheduled tightly.

– (1) Dallas Stars take on (WC2) Vegas Golden Knights, beginning Monday, April 22, 9:30 p.m., on ESPN.
…With more intense matchups following closely behind.

Each series promises edge-of-your-seat action, with potential Game 7s to keep the suspense alive. Who will lift Lord Stanley’s Cup this year? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure: it’s going to be an unforgettable ride.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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