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2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV and Announcer Schedule

For the 16th consecutive year, NBC Sports presents the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, with all games being shown nationally.

NBC Sports will feature roughly 20 game and studio commentators throughout the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL Live will feature hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, Patrick Sharp, Dominic Moore and Mike Babcock.

NBC Sports’ game commentary teams will include play-by-play announcers Kenny Albert, John Forslund, Brendan Burke, Alex Faust and John Walton, and analysts Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher, Pierre McGuire, AJ Mleczko, Joe Micheletti and Dominic Moore.

Overall, coverage will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and NHL Network, as well as first- and second-round coverage on NBCUniversal’s USA Network and CNBC. NBC Sports’ coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff first-round games on NBCUniversal cable networks (NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC), as well as NHL Network, will air side-by-side with regional sports networks and will be available for streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in local markets alongside regional sports network game telecasts. All games on NBC are exclusive.

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

Semifinals

East/Central Game 1
Sunday, June 13, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. on NBC
New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 1
Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Montreal Canadiens @ Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

East/Central Game 2
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN
New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 2
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Montreal Canadiens @ Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

East/Central Game 3
Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on USA Network
Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 3
Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on USA Network
Vegas Golden Knights @ Montreal Canadiens
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

East/Central Game 4
Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on USA Network
Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 4
Sunday, June 20, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Vegas Golden Knights @ Montreal Canadiens
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

East/Central Game 5 (if necessary)
Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN
New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 5 (if necessary)
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Montreal Canadiens @ Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

East/Central Game 6 (if necessary)
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 6 (if necessary)
Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on USA Network
Vegas Golden Knights @ Montreal Canadiens
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

East/Central Game 7 (if necessary)
Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN
New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

North/West Game 7 (if necessary)
Saturday, June 26, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Montreal Canadiens @ Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire


PRIOR GAMES

First Round: Saturday, May 15, 2021

7:15 p.m. on NBC: East Division Game 1
[#3] Boston Bruins @ [#2] Washington Capitals
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Keith Jones, Brian Boucher

First Round: Sunday, May 16, 2021

12:00 p.m. on NBC: East Division Game 1
[#4] New York Islanders @ [#1] Pittsburgh Penguins
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Keith Jones, AJ Mleczko

3:00 p.m. on NBC: West Division Game 1
[#3] Minnesota Wild @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 1
[#3] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#2] Florida Panthers
Announcers: Alex Faust, Brian Boucher

First Round: Monday, May 17, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 2
[#3] Boston Bruins @ [#2] Washington Capitals
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 1
[#4] Nashville Predators @ [#1] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 1
[#4] St. Louis Blues @ [#1] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 2
[#4] New York Islanders @ [#1] Pittsburgh Penguins
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 2
[#3] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#2] Florida Panthers
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 2
[#3] Minnesota Wild @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

First Round: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 3
[#2] Washington Capitals @ [#3] Boston Bruins
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 2
[#4] Nashville Predators @ [#1] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 1
[#3] Winnipeg Jets @ [#2] Edmonton Oilers
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

10:30 p.m. on CNBC: West Division Game 2
[#4] St. Louis Blues @ [#1] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Thursday, May 20, 2021

6:30 p.m. on USA Network: Central Division Game 3
[#2] Florida Panthers @ [#3] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 3
[#1] Pittsburgh Penguins @ [#4] New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

7:30 p.m. on NHL Network: North Division Game 1
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#1] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Craig Simpson, Kyle Bukauskas
Also on USA Network, following Florida-Tampa Bay

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 3
[#2] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#3] Minnesota Wild
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

First Round: Friday, May 21, 2021

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 4
[#2] Washington Capitals @ [#3] Boston Bruins
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

7:00 p.m. on USA Network: Central Division Game 3
[#1] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#4] Nashville Predators
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 2
[#3] Winnipeg Jets @ [#2] Edmonton Oilers
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

9:30 p.m. on USA Network: West Division Game 3
[#1] Colorado Avalanche @ [#4] St. Louis Blues
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Saturday, May 22, 2021

12:30 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 4
[#2] Florida Panthers @ [#3] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

3:00 p.m. on NBC: East Division Game 4
[#1] Pittsburgh Penguins @ [#4] New York Islanders
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

7:00 p.m. on CNBC: North Division Game 2
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#1] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: John Walton, Dominic Moore

8:00 p.m. on NBC: West Division Game 4
[#2] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#3] Minnesota Wild
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Keith Jones, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Sunday, May 23, 2021

2:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 4
[#1] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#4] Nashville Predators
Announcers: Ken Daniels, AJ Mleczko

5:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 4
[#1] Colorado Avalanche @ [#4] St. Louis Blues
Announcers: Alex Faust, Pierre McGuire

7:00 p.m. on USA Network: East Division Game 5
[#3] Boston Bruins @ [#2] Washington Capitals
Announcers: Brendan Burke, Brian Boucher

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 3
[#2] Edmonton Oilers @ [#3] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Harnarayan Singh, Louie DeBrusk, Gene Principe

First Round: Monday, May 24, 2021

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 5
[#4] New York Islanders @ [#1] Pittsburgh Penguins
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 5
[#3] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#2] Florida Panthers
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher

9:45 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 4
[#2] Edmonton Oilers @ [#3] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: John Walton, Jody Shelley

10:30 p.m. on CNBC: West Division Game 5
[#3] Minnesota Wild @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

First Round: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 4
[#1] Toronto Maple Leafs @ [#4] Montreal Canadiens
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 5
[#4] Nashville Predators @ [#1] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 6
[#1] Pittsburgh Penguins @ [#4] New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: Central Division Game 6
[#2] Florida Panthers @ [#3] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher

9:00 p.m. on CNBC: West Division Game 6
[#2] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#3] Minnesota Wild
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

First Round: Thursday, May 27, 2021

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 5
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#1] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 6
[#1] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#4] Nashville Predators
Announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

First Round: Friday, May 28, 2021

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 7
[#3] Minnesota Wild @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Alex Faust, Joe Micheletti

Saturday, May 29, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division First Round Game 6
[#1] Toronto Maple Leafs @ [#4] Montreal Canadiens
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

8:00 p.m. on NBC: East Division Second Round Game 1
[#4] New York Islanders @ [#3] Boston Bruins >
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Sunday, May 30, 2021

5:00 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 1
[#3] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#1] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

8:00 p.m. on NBC: West Division Game 1
[#2] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#1] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Monday, May 31, 2021

7:00 p.m. on CNBC: North Division First Round Game 7
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#1] Toronto Maple Leafs
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Second Round Game 2
[#4] New York Islanders @ [#3] Boston Bruins >
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 2
[#3] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#1] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

Second Round: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 1
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#3] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 2
[#2] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#1] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Second Round: Thursday, June 3, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 3
[#3] Boston Bruins @ [#4] New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on USA Network: Central Division Game 3
[#1] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#3] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

Second Round: Friday, June 4, 2021

7:30 p.m. on USA Network: North Division Game 2
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#3] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: John Forslund, Dominic Moore

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 3
[#1] Colorado Avalanche @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Second Round: Saturday, June 5, 2021

4:00 p.m. on USA Network: Central Division Game 4
[#1] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#3] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: John Walton, AJ Mleczko

7:15 p.m. on NBC: East Division Game 4
[#3] Boston Bruins @ [#4] New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

Second Round: Sunday, June 6, 2021

6:00 p.m. on NBCSN: North Division Game 3
[#3] Winnipeg Jets @ [#4] Montreal Canadiens
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

8:30 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 4
[#1] Colorado Avalanche @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Second Round: Monday, June 7, 2021

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 5
[#4] New York Islanders @ [#3] Boston Bruins
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on NHL Network*: North Division Game 4
[#3] Winnipeg Jets @ [#4] Montreal Canadiens
* NBCSN will join this game in progress after Islanders-Bruins
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

Second Round: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 5
[#3] Tampa Bay Lightning @ [#1] Carolina Hurricanes
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 5
[#2] Vegas Golden Knights @ [#1] Colorado Avalanche
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher

Second Round: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN: East Division Game 6
[#3] Boston Bruins @ [#4] New York Islanders
Announcers: John Forslund, Joe Micheletti, Pierre McGuire

8:00 p.m. on CNBC: North Division Game 5
[#4] Montreal Canadiens @ [#3] Winnipeg Jets
Announcers: Alex Faust, Dominic Moore

Second Round: Thursday, June 10, 2021

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN: Central Division Game 6
[#1] Carolina Hurricanes @ [#3] Tampa Bay Lightning
Announcers: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko

9:00 p.m. on NBCSN: West Division Game 6
[#1] Colorado Avalanche @ [#2] Vegas Golden Knights
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher