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

REGIONAL SPORTS LINEUP (only available in some areas)                     

TNT – 245

ESPN – 206

ABC –7                              

NHL Network – Ch. 215

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NHL Finals Schedule

Watch as all the teams take to the ice during the Stanley Cup Finals. Find the full NHL Finals schedule below and on the website.


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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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