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2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV and Announcer Schedule

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived!

Starting April 10 and for the next two months, up to 16 teams — eight from each the Eastern and Western conferences — will vie for the coveted Stanley Cup trophy. For the eighth consecutive year, every NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game will be presented nationally across NBC Sports platforms and select NBCUniversal networks.

Overall, coverage will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, as well as USA Network and CNBC – each outlet will be utilized during first- and second-round coverage.

Six-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will serve as the lead commentary team throughout the postseason and into the Stanley Cup Final.

The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), respective networks for playoff action:


First Round: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:00 p.m. on USA Network: Eastern Conference Game 1 — Atlantic Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#4] Columbus Blue Jackets @ [#1] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 1 — Metropolitan Division
[#3] Pittsburgh Penguins @ [#2] New York Islanders
Announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ Mleczko, Brian Boucher

8:00 p.m. on NHL Network: Western Conference Game 1 — Central Division
[#3] St. Louis Blues @ [#2] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Dave Randorf, Louie DeBrusk, Scott Oake

9:30 p.m. on USA Network: Western Conference Game 1 — Central Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Dallas Stars @ [#1] Nashville Predators
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 1 — Pacific Division
[#3] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#2] San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Alex Faust, Mike Johnson

First Round: Thursday, April 11, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 1 — Atlantic Division
[#3] Toronto Maple Leafs @ [#2] Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

7:30 p.m. on USA Network: Eastern Conference Game 1 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#1] Washington Capitals
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 1 — Pacific Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#4] Colorado Avalanche @ [#1] Calgary Flames
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferarro

First Round: Friday, April 12, 2019

7:00 p.m. on CNBC: Eastern Conference Game 2 — Atlantic Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#4] Columbus Blue Jackets @ [#1] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 2 — Metropolitan Division
[#3] Pittsburgh Penguins @ [#2] New York Islanders
Announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ
Mleczko, Brian Boucher

9:30 p.m. on CNBC: Western Conference Game 2 — Central Division
[#3] St. Louis Blues @ [#2] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Gord Miller,
Ray Ferraro

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 2 — Pacific Division
[#3] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#2] San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Alex Faust,
Mike Johnson

First Round: Saturday, April 13, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 2 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#1] Washington Capitals
Announcers: Brendan Burke,
Pierre McGuire

6:00 p.m. on CNBC: Western Conference Game 2 — Central Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Dallas Stars @ [#1] Nashville Predators
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert,
Joe Micheletti

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 2 — Atlantic Division
[#3] Toronto Maple Leafs @ [#2] Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike
Milbury, Brian Boucher

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 2 — Pacific Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#4] Colorado Avalanche @ [#1] Calgary Flames
Announcers: Gord Miller,
Ray Ferraro

First Round: Sunday, April 14, 2019

12:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 3 — Metropolitan Division
[#2] New York Islanders @ [#3] Pittsburgh Penguins
Announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ
Mleczko, Pierre McGuire

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 3 — Atlantic Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#1] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#4] Columbus Blue Jackets
Announcers: John Forslund,
Brian Boucher

7:30 p.m. on CNBC: Western Conference Game 3 — Central Division
[#2] Winnipeg Jets @ [#3] St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert,
Joe Micheletti

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 3 — Pacific Division
[#2] San Jose Sharks @ [#3] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Alex Faust,
Mike Johnson

First Round: Monday, April 15, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 3 — Atlantic Division
[#2] Boston Bruins @ [#3] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

7:00 p.m. on CNBC: Eastern Conference Game 3 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#1] Washington Capitals @ [#4] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 3 — Central Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#1] Nashville Predators @ [#4] Dallas Stars
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, AJ Mleczko

10:00 p.m. on CNBC: Western Conference Game 3 — Pacific Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#1] Calgary Flames @ [#4] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro

First Round: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:00 p.m. on CNBC: Eastern Conference Game 4 — Atlantic Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#1] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#4] Columbus Blue Jackets
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 4 — Metropolitan Division
[#2] New York Islanders @ [#3] Pittsburgh Penguins
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

9:30 p.m. on CNBC: Western Conference Game 4 — Central Division
[#2] Winnipeg Jets @ [#3] St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 4 — Pacific Division
[#2] San Jose Sharks @ [#3] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Alex Faust, Mike Johnson

First Round: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 4 — Atlantic Division
[#2] Boston Bruins @ [#3] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher, Mike Milbury

8:00 p.m. on USA Network: Western Conference Game 4 — Central Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#1] Nashville Predators @ [#4] Dallas Stars
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, AJ Mleczko

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 4 — Pacific Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#1] Calgary Flames @ [#4] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro

First Round: Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:00 p.m.: Eastern Conference Game 4 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#1] Washington Capitals @ [#4] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire

8:30 p.m. on USA Network: Western Conference Game 5 — Central Division
[#3] St. Louis Blues @ [#2] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 5 — Pacific Division
[#3] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#2] San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Alex Faust, Mike Johnson

First Round: Friday, April 19, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 5 — Atlantic Division
[#3] Toronto Maple Leafs @ [#2] Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Brian Boucher, Mike Milbury

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 5 — Pacific Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
[#4] Colorado Avalanche @ [#1] Calgary Flames
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro

First Round: Saturday, April 20, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Game 5 — Central Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Dallas Stars @ [#1] Nashville Predators
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, AJ Mleczko

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 6 — Central Division
[#3] St. Louis Blues @ [#2] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Ray Ferraro

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 5 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#1] Washington Capitals
Announcers: John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Sunday, April 21, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 6 — Atlantic Division
[#2] Boston Bruins @ [#3] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Brian Boucher

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 6 — Pacific Division
[#2] San Jose Sharks @ [#3] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Alex Faust, Mike Johnson

First Round: Monday, April 22, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 6 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#1] Washington Capitals @ [#4] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

8:30 p.m. on CNBC: Western Conference Game 6 — Central Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#1] Nashville Predators @ [#4] Dallas Stars
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, AJ Mleczko

First Round: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 7 — Atlantic Division
[#3] Toronto Maple Leafs @ [#2] Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Brian Boucher, Mike Milbury

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 7 — Pacific Division
[#3] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#2] San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferarro

First Round: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 7 — Metropolitan Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
[#4] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#1] Washington Capitals
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 1
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 1
Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Friday, April 26, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 1
Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Boucher, Eddie Olczyk

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 1
Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Pierre McGuire, Joe Micheletti

Second Round: Saturday, April 27, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Game 2
Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ Mlezcko, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 2
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

Second Round: Sunday, April 28, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 2
Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Boucher, Eddie Olczyk

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 2
Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Monday, April 29, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 3
St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars
Announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ Mlezcko, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 3
Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 3
San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 3
New York Islanders @ Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Boucher, AJ Mlezcko

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 4
St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Thursday, May 2, 2019

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 4
Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 4
San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Pierre McGuire, Joe Micheletti

Second Round: Friday, May 3, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 4
New York Islanders @ Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: John Forslund, Brian Boucher, AJ Mlezcko

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 5
Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Saturday, May 4, 2019

7:15 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 5
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 5
Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Pierre McGuire, Joe Micheletti

Second Round: Sunday, May 5, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Game 6
St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Monday, May 6, 2019

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 6
Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 6
San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Pierre McGuire, Joe Micheletti

Second Round: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 7
Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 7
Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Pierre McGuire, Joe Micheletti

Conference Finals: Thursday, May 9, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 1
Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Conference Finals: Saturday, May 11, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Game 1
St. Louis Blues @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire

Conference Finals: Sunday, May 12, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Game 2
Carolina Hurricanes @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Conference Finals: Monday, May 13, 2019

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 2
St. Louis Blues @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire

Conference Finals: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 3
Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Conference Finals: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 3
San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire

Conference Finals: Thursday, May 16, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Eastern Conference Game 4
Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Conference Finals: Friday, May 17, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 4
San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire


Conference Finals: Sunday, May 19, 2019

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Game 5
St. Louis Blues @ San Jose Sharks
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire


Conference Finals: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Western Conference Game 6
San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire


Stanley Cup Final: Monday, May 27, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Game 1
St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Stanley Cup Final: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Game 2
St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Stanley Cup Final: Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Game 3
Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Stanley Cup Final: Monday, June 3, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Game 4
Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Stanley Cup Final: Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Game 5
St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Stanley Cup Final: Sunday, June 9, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Game 6
Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Stanley Cup Final: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Game 7
St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins
Announcers: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire


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  1. Thanks, Douglas for the schedule should be a very interesting playoff run just like last year. Wednesday is loaded with five games as I can’t wait to see the ole barn jumping on Long Island against Sidney Crosby. Hopefully, the Leafs can finally get their revenge against Boston this year and I can’t wait to see those hot crowds in Nashville and Vegas.

  2. Did the announcer on this Hurricanes/Capitals game just say that the Hurricanes had a full house, “to watch their bunch of jerks” clinch a playoff spot? We played it back several times and that’s what it sounds like. First period, Game 3. How does an announcer get away with saying that?

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