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Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule

After months of waiting and going through the qualifiers, the Stanley Cup Playoffs has arrived. The first round consists of 16 teams, eight from each conference. Teams have also been reseeded from the results from the qualifying and round robin games. The first set of games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs start on Aug. 11. Here is the Stanley Cup Playoffs first round schedule for all 16 teams.

2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket/First Round Schedule
The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket are set and the first set of games will begin on Aug. 11. Image courtesy: instagram.com/pr_nhl

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Game 1: (7) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. (2) Tampa Bay Lightning (3 p.m. EST)

Game 1: (6) Calgary Flames vs. (3) Dallas Stars (5:30 p.m. EST)

Game 1: (5) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (4) Boston Bruins (8 p.m. ET)

Game 1: (8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Vegas Golden Knights (7:30 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Game 1: (6) New York Islanders vs. (3) Washington Capitals (3 p.m. EST)

Game 1: (7) Arizona Coyotes vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche (5:30 p.m. EST)

Game 1: (8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (2) Philadelphia Flyers (8 p.m. EST)

Game 1: (5) Vancouver Canucks vs. (4) St. Louis Blues (10:30 p.m. EST)

Thursday, Aug. 13

Game 2: (7) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. (2) Tampa Bay Lightning (3 p.m. EST)

Game 2: (8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Vegas Golden Knights (5:30 p.m. EST)

Game 2: (5) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (4) Boston Bruins (8:00 p.m. EST)

Game 2: (6) Calgary Flames vs. (3) Dallas Stars (10:30 p.m. EST)

Friday, Aug. 14

Game 2: (7) Arizona Coyotes vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche (2 p.m. EST)

Game 2: (8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Philadelphia Flyers (3 p.m. EST)

Game 2: (5) Vancouver Canucks vs. (4) St. Louis Blues (6:30 p.m. EST)

Game 2: (6) New York Islanders vs. (3) Washington Capitals (8 p.m. EST)

Game 3: (3) Dallas Stars vs. (6) Calgary Flames (10:30 p.m. EST)

Saturday, Aug. 15

Game 3: (4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Carolina Hurricanes (12 p.m. EST)

Game 3: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (7) Arizona Coyotes (3 p.m. EST)

Game 3: (2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (7) Columbus Blue Jackets (7:30 p.m. EST)

Game 3: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m. EST)

Sunday, Aug. 16

Game 3: (3) Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders (12 p.m. EST)

Game 4: (3) Dallas Stars vs. (6) Calgary Flames (2 p.m. EST)

Game 4: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks (6:30 p.m. EST)

Game 3: (1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens (8 p.m. EST)

Game 3: (4) St. Louis Blues vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks (10:30 p.m. EST)

Monday, Aug. 17

Game 4: (2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (7) Columbus Blue Jackets (3 p.m. EST)

Game 4: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (9) Arizona Coyotes (5:30 p.m. EST)

Game 4: (4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Carolina Hurricanes (8 p.m. EST)

Game 4: (4) St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks. (10:30 p.m. EST)

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Game 4: (1) Philadelphia Flyers vs (8) Montreal Canadiens (3 p.m. EST)

Game 4: (3) Washington Capitals vs. (6) New York Islanders. (8 p.m. EST)

Game 5: (8) Chicago Blackhawks vs.(1) Vegas Golden Knights (if necessary)

Game 5: (6) Calgary Flames vs. (3) Dallas Stars (if necessary)

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Game 5: (7) Arizona Coyotes vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche (if necessary)

Game 5: (5) Vancouver Canucks vs. (4) St. Louis Blues (if necessary)

Game 5: (8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Philadelphia Flyers (if necessary)

Game 5: (7) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. (2) Tampa Bay Lightning (if necessary)

Game 5: (5) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (4) Boston Bruins (if necessary)

Thursday, Aug. 20

Game 6: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks (if necessary)

Game 6: (3) Dallas Stars vs. (6) Calgary Flames (if necessary)

Game 5: (6) New York Islanders vs. (3) Washington Capitals (if necessary)

Game 6: (4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, Aug. 21

Game 6: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (7) Arizona Coyotes (if necessary)

Game 6: (4) St. Louis Blues vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks (if necessary)

Game 6: (1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens (if necessary)

Game 6: (2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (7) Columbus Blue Jackets (if necessary)

Saturday, Aug. 22

Game 7: (8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Vegas Golden Knights (if necessary)

Game 7: (6) Calgary Flames vs. (3) Dallas Stars (if necessary)

Game 7: (7) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. (2) Tampa Bay Lightning (if necessary)

Game 6: (3) Washington Capitals vs. (6) New York Islanders (if necessary)

Sunday, Aug. 23

Game 7: (7) Arizona Coyotes vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche (if necessary)

Game 7: (5) Vancouver Canucks vs. (4) St. Louis Blues (if necessary)

Game 7: (8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Philadelphia Flyers (if necessary)

Game 7: (6) New York Islanders vs. (3) Washington Capitals (if necessary)

Game 7: (5) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (4) Boston Bruins (if necessary)

Fans can make their own bracket and participate in the NHL Bracket Challenge to win a $1,000,000 prize if they have a perfect bracket.

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