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NHL playoff schedule: Dates, times, television and results

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Four teams remain alive as the quest for the Stanley Cup reaches the semifinals. 

Things are a little different this year, as there are no traditional "conference finals." Instead, the four teams that emerged from division play have been reseeded based on regular-season points, with the Vegas Golden Knights taking the No. 1 spot following their second-round victory over the Presidents' Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche in the West. 

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Vegas will be facing the No. 4-seeded Montreal Canadiens, who won the North by sweeping the Winnipeg Jets in the second round. 

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The other semifinal features a rematch from last year's final four as the No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning take on the No. 3 New York Islanders. Tampa, the Central champ who ousted the Carolina Hurricanes in five games, won last year's matchup with the Islanders – East champs after their six-game win over the Boston Bruins – in six games before going on to win the Stanley Cup. 

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The schedule and results: 

Semifinals

All times Eastern. Best of seven. *-if necessary

No. 1 Vegas vs. No. 4 Montreal

Golden Knights lead 1-0

Golden Knights 4, Canadiens 1

Wednesday, June 16: Canadiens at Golden Knights, 9 p.m., NBCSN

Friday, June 18, 8 p.m.: Golden Knights at Canadiens, 8 p.m., USA

Sunday, June 20: Golden Knights at Canadiens, 8 p.m., NBCSN

*Tuesday, June 22: Canadiens at Golden Knights, 9 p.m., NBCSN

*Thursday, June 24: Golden Knights at Canadiens, 8 p.m., USA

*Saturday, June 26: Canadiens at Golden Knights, 8 p.m., NBCSN

No. 2 Tampa Bay vs. No. 3 New York Islanders

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Islanders 2, Lightning 1

Game 2: Lightning 4, Islanders 2

Thursday, June 17: Lightning at Islanders, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Saturday, June 19: Lightning at Islanders, 8 p.m., USA

Monday, June 21: Islanders at Lightning, 8 p.m., USA

*Wednesday, June 23: Lightning at Islanders, 8 p.m., NBCSN

*Friday, June 25: Islanders at Lightning, 8 p.m., NBCSN

Second round

All times Eastern. Best of seven. *-if necessary

East Division

No. 3 Boston vs. No. 4 New York Islanders

Islanders win 4-2

Game 1: Bruins 5, Islanders 2 

Game 2: Islanders 4, Bruins 3 (OT)

Game 3: Bruins 2, Islanders 1 (OT)

Game 4: Islanders 4, Bruins 1

Game 5: Islanders 5, Bruins 4

Game 6: Islanders 6, Bruins 2

Central Division

No. 1 Carolina vs. No. 3 Tampa Bay

Lightning win 4-1

Game 1: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1

Game 2: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1

Game 3: Hurricanes 3, Lightning 2 (OT)

Game 4: Lightning 6, Hurricanes 4

Game 5: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 0

West Division

No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 2 Vegas

Golden Knights win 4-2

Game 1: Avalanche 7, Golden Knights 1

Game 2: Avalanche 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)  

Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2

Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Avalanche 1

Game 5: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)

Game 6: Golden Knights 6, Avalanche 3

North Division

No. 3 Winnipeg vs. No. 4 Montreal

Canadiens win 4-0

Game 1: Canadiens 5, Jets 3

Game 2: Canadiens 1, Jets 0

Game 3: Canadiens 5, Jets 1

Game 4: Canadiens 3, Jets 2 (OT)

First round

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

EAST DIVISION

No 1. Pittsburgh vs. No. 4 NY Islanders

Islanders win 4-2

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 

Game 5: Islanders 3, Penguins 2 (2OT)

Game 6: Islanders 5, Penguins 3

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

Hurricanes win 4-2

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)

Game 5: Hurricanes 3, Predators 2 (OT)

Game 6: Hurricanes 4, Predators 3 (OT)

No. 2 Florida vs. No. 3 Tampa Bay  

Lightning win 4-2

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

Game 5: Panthers 4, Lightning 1

Game 6: Lightning 4, Panthers 0

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 win 4-3 

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 

Game 5: Wild 4, Golden Knights 2

Game 6: Wild 3, Golden Knights 0

Game 7: Golden Knights 6, Wild 2

NORTH DIVISION

No. 1 Toronto vs. No. 4 Montreal 

Canadiens win 4-3

Game 1: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1

Game 2: Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1

Game 3: Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1

Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 0

Game 5: Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT) 

Game 6: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

Game 7: Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

No. 2 Edmonton vs. No. 3 Winnipeg

Jets win 4-0

Game 1: Jets 4, Oilers 1

Game 2: Jets 1, Oilers 0 (OT)   

Game 3: Jets 5, Oilers 4 (OT)

Game 4: Jets 4, Oilers (3OT)

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