2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule Scenarios

The National Hockey League announced two scenarios for the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round based on the outcome of tonight’s Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins game at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Bruins (50-19-12, 112 points) sit one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning (54-23-5, 113 points) for the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.

Boston will clinch first place with a win of any kind, while Tampa Bay will claim the title if Boston loses in any fashion.

The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on April 11.

National broadcast information will be announced when available.

All times are ET and subject to change.