NHL playoff bracket 2022: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for postseason

One more round to go. 

The Avalanche and the Lightning are the last two clubs remaining, setting up for what should be an extremely exciting Stanley Cup Final to decide the winner of the 2021-22 season. 

The Avs swept the Oilers in four games thanks to Artturi Lehkonen's OT winner in Game 4, sending Colorado to the final for the first time since 2001. 

Steven Stamkos potted two goals for the Lightning in their pivotal 2-1 win in Game 6 to defeat the Rangers 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Final. 

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ABC, in partnership with ESPN, will be broadcasting all of the final games in the U.S. Sportsnet and CBC will be the home for the final series in Canada. 

Here is a look at the playoff bracket and scheduled for the NHL postseason. 

NHL playoff bracket 2022

Here's a look at the complete NHL playoff bracket for 2022:

Eastern Conference

A1. Florida Panthers vs. WC2. Washington Capitals  (FLA 4-2)
A2. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. A3. Tampa Bay Lightning (TB 4-3)
M1. Carolina Hurricanes vs. WC1. Boston Bruins (CAR 4-3)
M2. New York Rangers vs. M3. Pittsburgh Penguins (NYR 4-3)

A1. Florida Panthers vs. A3. Tampa Bay Lightning (TB 4-0)
M1. Carolina Hurricanesvs. M2. New York Rangers (NYR 4-3)

M2. New York Rangers vs. A3. Tampa Bay Lightning

Western Conference 

C1. Colorado Avalanche vs. WC2. Nashville Predators (COL 4-0)
C2. Minnesota Wild vs. C3. St. Louis Blues (STL 4-2)
P1. Calgary Flames vs. WC1. Dallas Stars  (CGY 4-3)
P2. Edmonton Oilers vs. P3. Los Angeles Kings (EDM 4-3)

C1. Colorado Avalanche vs. C3. St. Louis Blues  (COL 4-2)
P1. Calgary Flames vs. P2. Edmonton Oilers (EDM 4-1)

C1. Colorado Avalanche vs. P2. Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup Final

C1. Colorado Avalanche vs. A3. Tampa Bay Lightning

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NHL playoff schedule 2022

(All times in Eastern )

(* = If necessary)

Stanley Cup Final

Wednesday, June 15

GameMatchupSeries
Game 1Avalanche 4, Lightning 3 (OT)Avalanche 1-0

Saturday, June 18

GameMatchupSeries
Game 2Avalanche 7, Lightning 0Avalanche 2-0

Monday, June 20

GameMatchupSeries
Game 3Lightning 6, Avalanche 2Avalanche 2-1

Wednesday, June 22

GameMatchupSeries
Game 4Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 (OT)Avalanche 3-1

Friday, June 24

GameMatchupSeries
Game 5Lightning 3, Avalanche 2Avalanche 3-2

Sunday, June 26

GameMatchupTime (ET)TV (U.S.)TV (Canada)
Game 6Lightning vs. Avalanche8 p.m.ABCSportsnet, CBC

Tuesday, June 28

GameMatchupTime (ET)TV (U.S.)TV (Canada)
Game 7Avalanche vs. Lightning8 p.m.ABCSportsnet, CBC

* If necessary.

TV channels, live streams for NHL playoff games

Postseason telecasts will be split between the ESPN family of networks and the Turner networks as a part of media rights deals the two companies signed last summer. Both will air first- and second-round series and each network will telecast a conference finals series. The Stanley Cup Final will air exclusively on ESPN. 

Sportsnet will show all the series in Canada. CBC will show some series. 

In the United States, you can stream the series on ESPN+fuboTV (free trial) or Sling TV. In Canada, the games will be available to stream on SN Now and SN NOW+

When do the 2022 NHL playoffs end?

  • Start date: Monday, May 2
  • End date: Tuesday, June 28

The first week of the playoffs begins on Monday, May 2 with the first round.

Each round will take at minimum over a week, a maximum of about two weeks to complete. The Stanley Cup Final Game 7, if needed, is scheduled for June 28

Author(s)
Bryan Murphy is an NHL Content Producer for The Sporting News. He previously worked at NBC Sports and is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.