Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule

Five games to be played Wednesday; Capitals begin title defense next day against Hurricanes

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The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs start Wednesday with five games, including the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning, who tied an NHL record with 62 wins this season, playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(A1) vs. (WC2)

G1 Wed., April 10, Columbus @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET, SN360
G2 Fri., April 12, Columbus @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET, SN360
G3 Sun., April 14, Tampa Bay @ Columbus, 7 p.m. ET, SN360
G4 Tues., April 16, Tampa Bay @ Columbus, 7 p.m. ET, SN360
G5* Fri., April 19, Columbus @ Tampa Bay, TBD, TBD
G6* Sun., April 21, Tampa Bay @ Columbus, TBD, TBD
G7* Tues., April 23, Columbus @ Tampa Bay, TBD, TBD

(A2) vs. (A3)

G1 Thurs., April 11, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET, SN/CBC
G2 Sat., April 13, Toronto @ Boston, 8 p.m. ET, CBC
G3 Mon., April 15, Boston @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET, CBC
G4 Wed., April 17, Boston @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET, CBC
G5* Fri., April 19, Toronto @ Boston, TBD, TBD
G6* Sun., April 21, Boston @ Toronto, TBD, TBD
G7* Tues., April 23, Toronto @ Boston, TBD, TBD

(M1) vs. (WC1)

G1 Thurs., April 11, Carolina @ Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET, SN360
G2 Sat., April 13, Carolina @ Washington, 3 p.m. ET, SN
G3 Mon., April 15, Washington @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET, SN
G4 Thurs., April 18, Washington @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET, SN360
G5* Sat., April 20, Carolina @ Washington, TBD, TBD
G6* Mon., April 22, Washington @ Carolina, TBD, TBD
G7* Wed., April 24, Carolina @ Washington, TBD TBD

(M2) vs. (M3)

G1 Wed., April 10, Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m. ET, CBC
G2 Fri., April 12, Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m. ET, CBC
G3 Sun., April 14, NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, Noon ET, CBC/SN
G4 Tues., April 16, NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. ET, CBC
G5* Thurs., April 18, Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, TBD, TBD
G6* Sat., April 20, NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, TBD TBD
G7* Mon., April 22, Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, TBD, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(P1) vs. (WC2)

G1 Thurs., April 11, Colorado @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET, SN/CBC
G2 Sat., April 13, Colorado @ Calgary, 10:30 p.m. ET, SN/CBC
G3 Mon., April 15, Calgary @ Colorado, 10 p.m. ET, CBC
G4 Wed., April 17, Calgary @ Colorado, 10 p.m. ET, CBC
G5* Fri., April 19, Colorado @ Calgary, TBD, TBD
G6* Sun., April 21, Calgary @ Colorado, TBD, TBD
G7* Tues., April 23, Colorado @ Calgary, TBD, TBD

(P2) vs. (P3)

G1 Wed., April 10, Vegas @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m. ET, SN
G2 Fri., April 12, Vegas @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m. ET, SN360
G3 Sun., April 14, San Jose @ Vegas, 10 p.m. ET, SN/SN360
G4 Tues., April 16, San Jose @ Vegas, 10 p.m. ET, SN360
G5* Thurs., April 18, Vegas @ San Jose, TBD, TBD
G6* Sun, April 21, San Jose @ Vegas, TBD, TBD
G7* Tues, April 23, Vegas @ San Jose, TBD, TBD

(C1) vs. (WC1)

G1 Wed., April 10, Dallas @ Nashville, 9:30 p.m. ET, SN1
G2 Sat., April 13, Dallas @ Nashville, 6 p.m. ET, SN
G3 Mon., April 15, Nashville @ Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET, SN
G4 Wed., April 17, Nashville @ Dallas, 8 p.m. ET, SN
G5* Sat., April 20, Dallas @ Nashville, TBD, TBD
G6* Mon., April 22, Nashville @ Dallas, TBD, TBD
G7* Wed., April 24, Dallas @ Nashville, TBD, TBD

(C2) vs. (C3)

G1 Wed., April 10, St. Louis @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m. ET, SN
G2 Fri., April 12, St. Louis @ Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. ET, SN
G3 Sun., April 14, Winnipeg @ St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. ET, SN/CBC
G4 Tues., April 16, Winnipeg @ St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. ET, SN
G5* Thurs., April 18, St. Louis @ Winnipeg, TBD, TBD
G6* Sat., April 20, Winnipeg @ St. Louis, TBD, TBD
G7* Mon., April 22, St. Louis @ Winnipeg, TBD, TBD