The NHL Playoffs are finally here. After 82 games, there are only 16 teams left standing with a chance at the Stanley Cup.  In the East Tampa Bay accumulated the most points and secured home-ice advantage through the conference schedule. In the West, it is Nashville that will have home-ice all the way through if they make it to the finals.

There’s no doubt that the NHL Playoffs is our favorite tournament is all of sports. If you don’t normally watch hockey, you won’t see a difference, but if you do, it’s a totally different game than regular season play. The speed, the athletes and the competition all elevate to levels that even the uninitiated can acknowledge. The sports is really exciting this time of the year.

2019 NHL Playoffs TV Schedule

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All the games are on regular TV outlets with NBC Sports Network (DTV 220) leading the way. There will be games shown on CNBC (DTV 355), USA (DTV 242), NHL Network (DTV 215) and even the Golf Channel (DTV 218). This means no need for the NHL Center Ice to see any first round games.