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Stanley Cup playoffs 2024: Bracket, schedule, scores, news

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Leon Draisaitl: 'We did our job on the offensive side' (1:10)

Leon Draisaitl recaps the Oilers' magnificent 8-goal performance to stay alive and force a Game 5. (1:10)

The Stanley Cup Final is set, with the Florida Panthers set to face the Edmonton Oilers.

The Panthers, who lost to Vegas in the Cup Final last season, are looking for the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, while Edmonton seeks its first Cup championship since 1990.

Read on for the full playoff coverage from every first-round series all the way through the Stanley Cup Final.

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Stanley Cup Final

A1 Florida
Panthers

vs.

P2 Edmonton
Oilers

Path to Stanley Cup Final:

Panthers: defeated Lightning 4-1; defeated Bruins 4-2; defeated Rangers 4-2
Oilers: defeated Kings 4-1; defeated Canucks 4-3; defeated Stars 4-2

Leading scorers in playoffs:

Panthers: Aleksander Barkov (21 points)
Oilers: Connor McDavid (38 points)

Schedule: (Panthers lead 3-1)

Game 1: FLA 3, EDM 0 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: FLA 4, EDM 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: FLA 4, EDM 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: EDM 8, FLA 1 | Recap
Game 5: EDM @ FLA | June 18, 8 p.m. ET* (ABC/ESPN+) | Preview
Game 6: FLA @ EDM | June 21, 8 p.m. ET* (ABC/ESPN+) | Preview
Game 7: EDM @ FLA | June 24, 8 p.m. ET* (ABC/ESPN+) | Preview

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Connor McDavid scores his 1st Stanley Cup goal

Connor McDavid zips home his first Stanley Cup goal to give the Oilers a 4-1 lead in the second period.

Conference finals

Eastern Conference

M1 New York
Rangers

vs.

A1 Florida
Panthers

Path to conference finals:

Rangers: defeated Capitals 4-0; defeated Hurricanes 4-2
Panthers: defeated Lightning 4-1; defeated Bruins 4-2

Leading scorers in playoffs:

Rangers: Mika Zibanejad, Vincent Trocheck (14 points)
Panthers: Matthew Tkachuk, Aleksander Barkov (13 points)

Schedule: (Panthers win 4-2)

Keys to the offseason for the Rangers

Game 1: FLA 3, NYR 0 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: NYR 2, FLA 1 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 3: NYR 5, FLA 4 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 4: FLA 3, NYR 2 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 5: FLA 3, NYR 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 6: FLA 2, NYR 1 | Recap | Replay

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Vladimir Tarasenko's goal pads Panthers' lead in the 3rd period

Vladimir Tarasenko sneaks the puck past Igor Shesterkin to pad the Panthers' lead in the third period.


Western Conference

C1 Dallas
Stars

vs.

P2 Edmonton
Oilers

Path to conference finals:

Stars: defeated Golden Knights 4-3; defeated Avalanche 4-2
Oilers: defeated Kings 4-1; defeated Canucks 4-3

Leading scorers in playoffs:

Stars: Miro Heiskanen (13 points), Jason Robertson (12 points)
Oilers: Leon Draisaitl (24 points), Connor McDavid (21 points)

Schedule: (Oilers win 4-2)

Game 1: EDM 3, DAL 2 (2OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 2: DAL 3, EDM 1 Recap | Replay
Game 3: DAL 5, EDM 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: EDM 5, DAL 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: EDM 3, DAL 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 6: EDM 2, DAL 1 | Recap

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Connor McDavid's power-play goal opens the scoring in Game 6

Connor McDavid makes a brilliant move and backhands the puck into the net to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead.

Second round

Atlantic Division

A1 Florida
Panthers

vs.

A2 Boston
Bruins

Path to Round 2:

Panthers: defeated Lightning 4-1
Bruins: defeated Maple Leafs 4-3

Leading scorers in Round 1:

Panthers: Matthew Tkachuk, Carter Verhaeghe (9 points)
Bruins: Brad Marchand (8 points)

Schedule: (FLA wins 4-2)

Keys to the offseason for the Bruins

Game 1: BOS 5, FLA 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: FLA 6, BOS 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: FLA 6, BOS 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: FLA 3, BOS 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: BOS 2, FLA 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 6: FLA 2, BOS 1 | Recap

Consensus pick: Panthers

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Gustav Forsling scores late winner to secure series win over Bruins

The Panthers knock off the Bruins with a late goal from Gustav Forsling to reach the Eastern Conference finals.


Metropolitan Division

M1 New York
Rangers

vs.

M2 Carolina
Hurricanes

Path to Round 2:

Rangers: defeated Capitals 4-0
Hurricanes: defeated Islanders 4-1

Leading scorers in Round 1:

Rangers: Mika Zibanejad (7 points)
Hurricanes: Seth Jarvis (7 points)

Schedule: (NYR win 4-2)

Keys to the offseason for the Hurricanes

Game 1: NYR 4, CAR 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: NYR 4, CAR 3 (2OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 3: NYR 3, CAR 2 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 4: CAR 4, NYR 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: CAR 4, NYR 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 6: NYR 5, CAR 3 | Recap

Consensus pick: Rangers

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Chris Kreider completes natural hat trick to give the Rangers the lead

Chris Kreider tallies his third goal of the period to give the Rangers their first lead of the game.


Central Division

C1 Dallas
Stars

vs.

C3 Colorado
Avalanche

Path to Round 2:

Stars: defeated Golden Knights 4-3
Avalanche: defeated Jets 4-1

Leading scorers in Round 1:

Stars: Wyatt Johnston (7 points)
Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Cale Makar (9 points)

Schedule: (DAL wins 4-2)

Keys to the offseason for Avalanche

Game 1: COL 4, DAL 3 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 2: DAL 5, COL 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: DAL 4, COL 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: DAL 5, COL 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: COL 5, DAL 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 6: DAL 2, COL 1 (2OT) | Recap

Consensus pick: Stars

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Matt Duchene's 2OT heroics send Stars to Western Conference finals

Matt Duchene roofs a game-winning 2OT goal to send Dallas to the Western Conference finals.


Pacific Division

P1 Vancouver
Canucks

vs.

P2 Edmonton
Oilers

Path to Round 2:

Canucks: defeated Predators 4-2
Oilers: defeated Kings 4-1

Leading scorers in Round 1:

Canucks: Brock Boeser, J.T. Miller (6 points)
Oilers: Connor McDavid (12 points)

Schedule: (EDM wins 4-3)

Keys to the offseason for Canucks

Game 1: VAN 5, EDM 4 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: EDM 4, VAN 3 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 3: VAN 4, EDM 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: EDM 3, VAN 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: VAN 3, EDM 2 | Recap
Game 6: EDM 5, VAN 1 | Recap
Game 7: EDM 3, VAN 2 | Recap | Replay

Consensus pick: Oilers

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Evan Bouchard doubles Oilers' lead

Evan Bouchard's shot hits the post and goes in for the Oilers' second goal of the game.

First round

Atlantic Division

A1 Florida
Panthers

vs.

WC1 Tampa Bay
Lightning

Regular-season records:

Panthers: 52-24-6, 110 points
Lightning: 45-29-8, 98 points

Leading scorers:

Panthers: Sam Reinhart, 94 points (57 G, 37 A)
Lightning: Nikita Kucherov, 144 points (44 G, 100 A)

Consensus pick: Panthers

Schedule: (FLA wins 4-1)

Keys to the offseason for the Lightning

Game 1: FLA 3, TB 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: FLA 3, TB 2 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 3: FLA 5, TB 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: TB 6, FLA 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: FLA 6, TB 1 | Recap | Replay

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Aleksander Barkov with a shorthand Panthers goal

Aleksander Barkov rips a shot into the net and puts the Panthers up 2 against the Lightning.


A2 Boston
Bruins

vs.

A3 Toronto
Maple Leafs

Regular-season records:

Bruins: 47-20-15, 109 points
Maple Leafs: 46-26-10, 102 points

Leading scorers:

Bruins: David Pastrnak, 110 points (47 G, 63 A)
Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews, 107 points (69 G, 38 A)

Consensus pick: Bruins

Schedule: (BOS wins 4-3)

Keys to the offseason for the Maple Leafs

Game 1: BOS 5, TOR 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: TOR 3, BOS 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: BOS 4, TOR 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: BOS 3, TOR 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: TOR 2, BOS 1 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 6: TOR 2, BOS 1 | Recap
Game 7: BOS 2, TOR 1 (OT) | Recap

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David Pastrnak's OT winner sends TD Garden into a frenzy in Game 7

David Pastrnak sends the Bruins faithful home happy with a spectacular game-winning goal in overtime to close out the Maple Leasfs in Game 7.


Metropolitan Division

M1 New York
Rangers

vs.

WC2 Washington
Capitals

Regular-season records:

Rangers: 55-23-4, 114 points
Capitals: 40-31-11, 91 points

Leading scorers:

Rangers: Artemi Panarin, 120 points (49 G, 71 A)
Capitals: Dylan Strome, 67 points (27 G, 40 A)

Consensus pick: Rangers

Schedule: (NYR wins 4-0)

Keys to the offseason for the Capitals

Game 1: NYR 4, WSH 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: NYR 4, WSH 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: NYR 3, WSH 1 | Recap
Game 4: NYR 4, WSH 2 | Recap | Replay

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Jack Roslovic seals Rangers sweep with empty-net goal

Jack Roslovic caps off the Rangers' night with an empty-net goal to make it 4-2, sealing the 4-0 sweep vs. the Capitals.


M2 Carolina
Hurricanes

vs.

M3 New York
Islanders

Regular-season records:

Hurricanes: 52-23-7, 111 points
Islanders: 39-27-16, 94 points

Leading scorers:

Hurricanes: Sebastian Aho, 89 points (36 G, 53 A)
Islanders: Mathew Barzal, 80 points (23 G, 57 A)

Consensus pick: Canes

Schedule: (CAR wins 4-1)

Keys to the offseason for the Islanders

Game 1: CAR 3, NYI 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: CAR 5, NYI 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: CAR 3, NYI 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: NYI 3, CAR 2 (2OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 5: CAR 6, NYI 3 | Recap

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Hurricanes score 2 goals in 8 seconds to go ahead

Jack Drury and Stefan Noesen score eight seconds apart in the third period and the Hurricanes take a lead.


Central Division

C1 Dallas
Stars

vs.

WC2 Vegas
Golden Knights

Regular-season records:

Stars: 52-21-9, 113 points
Golden Knights: 45-29-8, 98 points

Leading scorers:

Stars: Jason Robertson, 80 points (29 G, 51 A)
Golden Knights: Jonathan Marchessault, 69 points (42 G, 27 A)

Consensus pick: Stars

Schedule: (Stars win 4-3)

Game 1: VGK 4, DAL 3 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: VGK 3, DAL 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: DAL 3, VGK 2 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 4: DAL 4, VGK 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: DAL 3, VGK 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 6: VGK 2, DAL 0 | Recap
Game 7: DAL 2, VGK 1 | Recap

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Radek Faksa scores 44 seconds into 3rd period

Radek Faksa scores quickly in the third period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.


C2 Winnipeg
Jets

vs.

C3 Colorado
Avalanche

Regular-season records:

Jets: 52-24-6, 110 points
Avalanche: 50-25-7, 107 points

Leading scorers:

Jets: Mark Scheifele, 72 points (25 G, 47 A)
Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon, 140 points (51 G, 89 A)

Consensus pick: Avs

Schedule: (COL wins 4-1)

Keys to the offseason for the Jets

Game 1: WPG 7, COL 6 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: COL 5, WPG 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: COL 6, WPG 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: COL 5, WPG 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: COL 6, WPG 3 | Recap | Replay

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Mikko Rantanen scores back-to-back goals in third period

Mikko Rananen scores back-to-back goals to give the Avalanche a 5-3 lead in the third period vs. the Jets.


Pacific Division

P1 Vancouver
Canucks

vs.

WC1 Nashville
Predators

Regular-season records:

Canucks: 50-23-9, 109 points
Predators: 47-30-5, 99 points

Leading scorers:

Canucks: J.T. Miller, 103 points (37 G, 66 A)
Predators: Filip Forsberg, 94 points (48 G, 46 A)

Consensus pick: Canucks

Schedule: (VAN wins 4-2)

Keys to the offseason for the Predators

Game 1: VAN 4, NSH 2 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: NSH 4, VAN 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 3: VAN 2, NSH 1 | Recap
Game 4: VAN 4, NSH 3 (OT) | Recap | Replay
Game 5: NSH 2, VAN 1 | Recap
Game 6: VAN 1, NSH 0 | Recap

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Canucks lockup series on lone goal from Pius Suter in final minutes

Pius Suter scores a goal in the third period to give the Canucks a 1-0 win and series victory vs. the Predators.


P2 Edmonton
Oilers

vs.

P3 Los Angeles
Kings

Regular-season records:

Oilers: 49-27-6, 104 points
Kings: 44-27-11, 99 points

Leading scorers:

Oilers: Connor McDavid, 132 points (32 G, 100 A)
Kings: Adrian Kempe, 75 points (28 G, 47 A)

Consensus pick: Oilers

Schedule: (EDM wins 4-1)

Keys to the offseason for the Kings

Game 1: EDM 7, LA 4 | Recap | Replay
Game 2: LA 5, EDM 4 (OT) | Recap
Game 3: EDM 6, LA 1 | Recap | Replay
Game 4: EDM 1, LA 0 | Recap | Replay
Game 5: EDM 4 LA 3 | Recap

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Zach Hyman makes it 4-2 Oilers to end 2nd period

Zach Hyman scores in the second period to give the Oilers a 4-2 lead heading into the third period vs. the Kings.