The best two months in sports finally got underway this week. Yes, the Stanley Cup playoffs are here, so start growing that beard. Sixteen teams will vie for a shot at glory and getting their names etched on the Stanley Cup, and — as always — it promises to be an entertaining and intense battle to the finish.

Stanley Cup playoffs 2018

Thursday, April 12

  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m. — NHL Network, SN, TVA Sports
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m. — USA, SN360, TVA Sports
  • Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators, 9:30 p.m. — NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
  • San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks, 10:30 p.m. — USA, SN360, TVA Sports

Friday, April 13

  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets, 7:30 p.m. — USA, SN, TVA Sports
  • Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 14

  • New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning, 3 p.m. — NBC, CNBC, SN360, TVA Sports
  • Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators, 3 p.m. — NBC, CNBC, SN, TVA Sports
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins, 8 p.m. – NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
  • San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks, 10:30 p.m. — NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 15

  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers, 3 p.m. — NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m. — USA, SN, TVA Sports
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m. – NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
  • Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, April 16

  • Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, 
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m. — CNBC, SN, TVA Sports
  • Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche, 10 p.m. — NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
  • Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. — CNBC, SN1, TVA Sports

Tuesday, April 17

  • Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:30 p.m. — NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
  • Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m. — CNBC, SN, TVA Sports
  • Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, April 18

  • Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m. — GOLF, SN, TVA Sports
  • Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche, 10 p.m. — NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports
  • Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks, 10:30 pm – GOLF, SN1, TVA Sports

Thursday, April 19

  • Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. — CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
  • Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:30 p.m. — USA, SN, TVA Sports
  • *Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights, 10 p.m. — TBD

Friday, April 20

  • *Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators, TBD
  • *Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, TBD
  • *Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets, TBD
  • *San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks, TBD

Saturday, April 21

  • *Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins, TBD
  • *New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning, TBD
  • *Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals, TBD
  • *Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings, TBD

Sunday, April 22

  • *Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche, TBD
  • *Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, TBD
  • *Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild, TBD
  • *Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks, TBD

Monday, April 23

  • *Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs, TBD
  • *Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils, TBD
  • *Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets, TBD
  • *Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights, TBD

Tuesday, April 24

  • *Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators, TBD
  • *Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, TBD
  • *San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks, TBD

Wednesday, April 25

 

  • *Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins, TBD
  • *New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning, TBD
  • *Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals, TBD
  • *Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets, TBD

NHL Playoffs odds

Here’s a look at each team’s projected odds to advance via SportsLine, not to mention their odds to win not only their conference, but also the Stanley Cup.