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2024 NHL Playoffs bracket: Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule, scores, start times for Thursday’s Round 2 games

Written by on May 16, 2024

The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues to provide some thrilling action. That continued to be the case when the Dallas Stars took on the Colorado Avalanche in an elimination game on Wednesday.

The Stars had the Avalanche on the ropes in the early going of Game 5. After the two teams exchanged goals to open the contest, Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen found the back of the net to give Dallas a 2-1 lead midway through the second period. However, that’s when the Avalanche made their move. 

Led by a two-goal performance from defenseman Cale Makar, Colorado scored four of the final five goals of the game, including three unanswered tallies, to come away with a 5-3 victory. The Stars still lead the series 3-2, but the series will now shift back to Colorado for Game 6 on Friday.

The structure of the playoffs is as follows:

  • The division winner with the most points in each conference will face the second Wild Card team in the first round. The division winner with fewer points in each conference will match up with the top Wild Card team in the first round.
  • Each series will be a best-of-seven format.
  • Home-ice advantage goes to the team with the top seed in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team with the most points in the regular season has home-ice advantage in the conference finals and Stanley Cup Final.

Below is how you can follow each series in the first round along with updating results and scores from each game. Bookmark this page for the duration of the playoff run to stay up to date with everything on the ice.

Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing information

TV: ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, TNT, SN, SNE, SNW
Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App

All times Eastern
(* if necessary)

Second round

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Rangers vs. (2) Carolina Hurricanes

Game 1: | Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 | Recap
Game 2: | Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT) | Recap
Game 3: | Rangers 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT) | Recap
Game 4: | Hurricanes 4, Rangers 3 | Recap
Game 5: | Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1 | Recap
Game 6: | Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. | at CAR | TV: TNT
Game 7*: | Saturday, May 18, TBD | at NY | TV: TBD

(1) Florida Panthers vs. (2) Boston Bruins

Game 1: | Bruins 5, Panthers 1 | Recap
Game 2: | Panthers 6, Bruins 1 | Recap
Game 3: | Panthers 6, Bruins 2 | Recap
Game 4: | Panthers 3, Bruins 2 | Recap
Game 5: | Bruins 2, Panthers 1 | Recap
Game 6: | Friday, May 17, 7 p.m. | at BOS | TV: TNT
Game 7*: | Sunday, May 19, TBD | at FLA | TV: TBD

Western Conference

(1) Dallas Stars vs. (3) Colorado Avalanche

Game 1: | Avalanche 4, Stars 3 (OT) | Recap
Game 2: | Stars 5, Avalanche 3 | Recap
Game 3: | Stars 4, Avalanche 1 | Recap
Game 4: | Stars 5, Avalanche 1 | Recap
Game 5: | Avalanche 5, Stars 3 | Recap
Game 6: | Friday, May 17, 10 p.m. | at COL | TV: TNT
Game 7*: | Sunday, May 19, TBD | at DAL | TV: TBD

(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) Edmonton Oilers

Game 1: | Canucks 5, Oilers 4 | Recap
Game 2: | Oilers 4, Canucks 3 (OT) | Recap
Game 3: | Canucks 4, Oilers 3 | Recap
Game 4: | Oilers 3, Canucks 2 | Recap
Game 5: | Thursday, May 16, 10 p.m. | at VAN | TV: TNT
Game 6*: | Saturday, May 18, TBD | at EDM | TV: TBD
Game 7*: | Monday, May 20, TBD | at VAN | TV: TBD

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