Now that the Round Robin and Qualifying Round games are over, it’s time for the real thing to start. The 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will officially begin on Tuesday when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning meet for a matinee affair. From that point forward, there will be no shortage of games for hockey fans.

Although we won’t have the noon start times for the Eastern Conference like we saw in the Qualifying Round, there are going to be at least four games per day through the first four days. All games will air on NBC Sports with the exception of a couple of games that will air on NHL Network.

With the NHL needing to fit so many games into such a short window, hockey fans are going to be in heaven. The Eastern Conference hub in Toronto will have games start as early as 2 p.m. ET while the Western Conference hub in Edmonton will have games that start as late as 10:30 p.m. ET.

Gear up for the best NHL betting experience in recent memory, as this year’s postseason, will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

 

NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Schedule 

Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: Canadiens @ Flyers | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Friday, Aug. 14, 3 p.m.: Canadiens @ Flyers | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Sunday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.: Flyers @ Canadiens | NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3 p.m.: Flyers @ Canadiens | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Canadiens @ Flyers | TBD
*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Flyers @ Canadiens | TBD
*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Canadiens @ Flyers | TBD

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m.: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | NBCSN, SN, TVAS
Thursday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m.: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | NBCSN, SN, TVAS
Saturday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Lightning @ Blue Jackets | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS
Monday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m.: Lightning @ Blue Jackets | NBCSN, SN, TVAS
*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | TBD
*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Lightning @ Blue Jackets | TBD
*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | TBD

Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m. Islanders @ Capitals | NBCSN, SN, TVAS
Friday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.: Islanders @ Capitals | NBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS
Sunday, Aug. 16, 12 p.m.: Capitals @ Islanders | USA, SN360, TVAS
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.: Capitals @ Islanders | NBCSN
*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Islanders @ Capitals | TBD
*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Capitals @ Islanders | TBD
*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Islanders @ Capitals | TBD

Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Thursday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Saturday, Aug. 15, 12 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBC, SN, TVAS
Monday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Hurricanes @ Bruins | TBD
*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Bruins @ Hurricanes | TBD
*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Hurricanes @ Bruins | TBD

 

NHL Western Conference Playoff Schedule

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:30 p.m.: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | NBCSN, SN, TVAS
Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS
Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS
Sunday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | NBCSN, SN1, SN360
*Tuesday, Aug. 18, TBD: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | TBD
*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | TBD
*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | TBD

Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m.: Coyotes @ Avalanche | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS
Friday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.: Coyotes @ Avalanche | NHLN, SN360, TVAS
Saturday, Aug. 15, 3 p.m.: Avalanche @ Coyotes | CNBC, SN360, TVAS
Monday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Avalanche @ Coyotes | NBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS
*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Coyotes @ Avalanche | TBD
*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Avalanche @ Coyotes | TBD
*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Coyotes @ Avalanche | TBD

Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Flames @ Stars | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Thursday, Aug. 13, 10:30 p.m.: Flames @ Stars | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Friday, Aug. 14, 10:30 p.m.: Stars @ Flames | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m.: Stars @ Flames | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
*Tuesday, Aug. 18, TBD: Flames @ Stars | TBD
*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Stars @ Flames | TBD
*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Stars @ Flames | TBD

St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10:30 p.m.: Canucks @ Blues | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Friday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Canucks @ Blues | NHLN, SN, TVAS
Sunday, Aug. 16, 10:30 p.m.: Blues @ Canucks | CNBC, SN, TVAS
Monday, Aug. 17, 10:30 p.m.: Blues @ Canucks | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Canucks @ Blues | TBD
*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Blues @ Canucks | TBD
*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Canucks @ Blues | TBD

 

NHL Playoffs Opening Round Odds

 

Flyers: -240
Canadiens: +195
Game 1: PHI -162, MTL +140

Lightning: -225
Blue Jackets: +185
Game 1: TB -175, CBJ +148

Capitals: -167
Islanders: +140
Game 1: WSH -134, NYI +116

Bruins: -137
Hurricanes: +116
Game 1: BOS -132, CAR +114

Golden Knights: -278
Blackhawks: +225
Game 1: VGK -186, CHI +160

Avalanche: -250
Coyotes: +205
Game 1: COL -180, ARI +150

Stars: -118
Flames: +100
Game 1: DAL -110, CGY -105

Blues: -200
Canucks: +165
Game 1: STL -150, VAN +130