Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Dallas Stars (Wild card No. 1)

The Predators look poised for another deep run in the playoffs. But Tyler Seguinand the Stars are standing in their way in the first round.

Game 1 (@NSH): Stars 3, Predators 2
Game 2 (@NSH): Predators 2, Stars 1 (OT)
Game 3 (@DAL): Monday, April 15, 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 4 (@DAL): Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m. ET
Game 5 (@NSH): Saturday, April 20
Game 6 (@DAL): Monday, April 22
Game 7 (@NSH): Wednesday, April 24

Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. St. Louis Blues (Central No. 3)

The Jets entered the season among the top Stanley Cup favorites, but they faltered a bit due to injuries. Meanwhile, the Blues came back from the depths of the Western Conference basement, and they were one of the hottest teams in the second half of the season.

Jets go for 3 goals in the 2nd period

Jets score three times in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory against the Blues.

Game 1 (@WPG): Blues 2, Jets 1 
Game 2 (@WPG): Blues 4, Jets 3
Game 3 (@STL): Jets 6, Blues 3
Game 4 (@STL): Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 (@WPG): Thursday, April 18
Game 6 (@STL): Saturday, April 20
Game 7 (@WPG): Monday, April 22

Calgary Flames (Pacific No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche(Wild card No. 2)

The Flames roared to the top of the Western Conference this season on the strength of a Hart Trophy-caliber campaign from Johnny Gaudreau, while the Avalanche narrowly qualified for the playoffs.

Game 1 (@CGY): Flames 4, Avalanche 0
Game 2 (@CGY): Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)
Game 3 (@COL): Monday, April 15, 10 p.m. ET
Game 4 (@COL): Wednesday, April 17, 10 p.m. ET
Game 5 (@CGY): Friday, April 19
Game 6 (@COL): Sunday, April 21
Game 7 (@CGY): Tuesday, April 23

San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights(Pacific No. 3)

The evenly matched Sharks and Golden Knights will square off in a matchup that may well go down as the best of the entire playoffs.


Stastny nets two goals in the Golden Knights’ win

Paul Stastny slaps in two goals during the Golden Knights’ 6-3 over the Sharks in Game 3.

Game 1 (@SJ): Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2 
Game 2 (@SJ): Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3
Game 3 (@VGS): Golden Knights 6, Sharks 3
Game 4 (@VGS): Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 (@SJ): Thursday, April 18
Game 6 (@VGS): Sunday, April 21
Game 7 (@SJ): Tuesday, April 23