The National Hockey League (NHL) season has come to a close which officially marks Stanley Cup Playoff season. The NHL Playoffs started on May 2 where eight teams from each conference will qualify based on their regular season points total. Winners of the Stanley Cup are determined through an elimination tournament consisting of four rounds through best of seven series. The Stanley Cup Finals kicked off on June 15 with the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning going head to head for the coveted cup. The Colorado Avalanche took the cup with a momentous win during Game 6.
Keep up with all the action with the NHL Playoffs and NHL Finals schedule, scores and information on how to watch below.
How to Watch NHL Games
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TNT – 245
ESPN – 206
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NHL Finals Schedule
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NHL Top Questions
When do NHL Playoffs start?
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs start on May 2, 2022.
Who’s in the NHL playoffs?
We’ll know which NHL teams made it to the playoff this weekend.
How many teams make the NHL Playoffs?
Eight teams from each conference (Eastern and Western) will qualify for the playoffs.
How many games in playoffs NHL?
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs’ format consists of four rounds of best-of-seven series.
What channel is NHL Playoffs on?
Wondering where to watch the NHL Playoffs? The games will be aired on various channels including regional networks, TNT, ESPN, ABC, and the NHL Network. Get as many games as possible with NHL Center Ice.
How many NHL teams are there?
There are 32 teams split into divisions within the Eastern and Western Conference.
|Metropolitan Division||Atlantic Division|
|Carolina Hurricanes||Boston Bruins|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||Buffalo Sabres|
|New Jersey Devils||Detroit Red Wings|
|New York Islanders||Florida Panthers|
|New York Rangers||Montréal Canadiens|
|Philadelphia Flyers||Ottawa Senators|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Washington Capitals||Toronto Maple Leaf|
|Central Division||Pacific Division|
|Arizona Coyotes||Anaheim Ducks|
|Chicago Blackhawks||Calgary Flames|
|Colorado Avalanche||Edmonton Oilers|
|Dallas Stars||Los Angeles Kings|
|Minnesota Wild||San Jose Sharks|
|Nashville Predators||Seattle Kraken|
|St. Louis Blues||Vancouver Canucks|
|Winnipeg Jets||Vegas Golden Knights|
Who won the Stanley Cup in 2021?
The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2021.
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