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Dates, time, TV, results in quest for Stanley Cup

The NHL playoff schedule is in full swing after the North Division play got underway.

The Montreal Canadiens-Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets-Edmonton Oilers series had to wait until the final three games between the non-playoff Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks were played.

The Montreal-Toronto playoff meeting is their first in 42 years. The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning faces the Florida Panthers in the intrastate rivals’ first playoff meeting.

Teams are playing the first two rounds within their division, then the division winners will be seeded based on regular-season points for the semifinal. The winners will play for the Stanley Cup.

The schedule and results:

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Who will win the Stanley Cup?

AWARD PICKS: Connor McDavid runs away with MVP; others up for grabs

First round

All times p.m. ET. Best of seven. *-if necessary

EAST DIVISION

No 1. Pittsburgh vs. No. 4 NY Islanders

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

Game 2: Penguins 2, Islanders 1

Game 3: Penguins 5, Islanders 4

Game 4: Islanders 4, Penguins 1

Monday, May 24, NY Islanders at Pittsburgh 7, NBCSN

*Wednesday, May 26 Pittsburgh at NY Islanders TBD

*Friday, May 28 NY Islanders at Pittsburgh TBD

No. 2 Washington vs. No. 3 Boston

Bruins win 4-1

Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

Game 3: Bruins 3, Capitals 2 (2OT)

Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1

Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1

CENTRAL DIVISION

No. 1 Carolina vs. No. 4 Nashville

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Predators 2

Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Predators 0

Game 3: Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (2OT)

Game 4: Predators 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)

Tuesday, May 25: Nashville at Carolina, 8, CNBC

Thursday, May 27: Carolina at Nashville, 9:30, NBCSN

*Saturday, May 29: Nashville at Carolina, TBD

No. 2 Florida vs. No. 3 Tampa Bay

Lightning lead 3-1

Game 1: Lightning 5, Panthers 4

Game 2: Lightning 3, Panthers 1

Game 3: Panthers 6, Lightning 5 (OT)

Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 2

Monday, May 24: Tampa Bay at Florida, 8, CNBC

*Wednesday, May 26: Florida at Tampa Bay, TBD

*Friday, May 28: Tampa Bay at Florida, TBD

WEST DIVISION

No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 4 St. Louis

Avalanche win 4-0

Game 1: Avalanche 4, Blues 1

Game 2: Avalanche 6, Blues 3

Game 3: Avalanche 5, Blues 1

Game 4: Avalanche 5, Blues 2

No. 2 Vegas vs. No. 3 Minnesota

Golden Knights lead 3-1

Game 1: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (OT)

Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Wild 1

Game 3: Golden Knights 5, Wild 2

Game 4: Golden Knights 4, Wild 0

Monday, May 24: Minnesota at Vegas, 10:30, CNBC

*Wednesday, May 26: Vegas at Minnesota, TBD

*Friday, May 28: Minnesota at Vegas, TBD

NORTH DIVISION

No. 1 Toronto vs. No. 4 Montreal

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1

Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1

Monday, May 24: Toronto at Montreal, 7, NHL Network

Tuesday, May 25: Toronto at Montreal, 7:30, NBCSN

Thursday, May 27: Montreal at Toronto, 7, NBCSN

*Saturday, May 29: Toronto at Montreal, TBD

*Monday, May 31: Montreal at Toronto, TBD

No. 2 Edmonton vs. No. 3 Winnipeg

Jets lead 3-0

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1

Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)

Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)

Monday, May 24: Edmonton at Winnipeg, 9:45, NBCSN

*Wednesday, May 26: Winnipeg at Edmonton TBD

*Friday, May 28: Edmonton at Winnipeg TBD

*Sunday, May 30: Winnipeg at Edmonton TBD

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