NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs starting Saturday, May 15


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The Stanley Cup First Round will consist of eight best-of-7 series, all played within the four divisions - East, Central, West, North.

The first game of the playoffs will be Saturday when the No. 2 seed Washington Capitals host the No 3 seed Boston Bruins in the East. The Central schedule begins Sunday when the No. 2 Florida Panthers host the No. 3 Tampa Bay Lightning. The North Division playoffs begin on May 19 when the No. 2 seed Edmonton Oilers host the No. 3 seed Winnipeg Jets. The matchups in the West Division have yet to be set with the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights each having a chance to be the No. 1 seed and play the No. 4 seed St. Louis Blues. The No. 2 seed will play the No. 3 seed Minnesota Wild.



The first-round match between Boston and Washington, the teams that haven't squad in the playoffs since 2012. This will be very exciting.