The updated Round 2 bracket and schedule for the NHL playoffs

The conference semifinals are underway.

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The second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs is underway.

The final four clubs standing in the Western Conference are the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.

Round 2 in the Eastern Conference, meanwhile, features the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, reigning conference champion Florida Panthers and Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers.

So, which four teams will take another step toward hoisting the Stanley Cup? Here's what to know about Round 2 of the playoffs:

Does the NHL reseed in the playoffs?

Like the NBA playoffs, the NHL follows a bracket format in the postseason and doesn't reseed.

What is the Round 2 bracket for the 2024 NHL playoffs?

Here's a look at the updated Round 2 bracket:

Eastern Conference

Florida Panthers (D1) vs. Boston Bruins (D2): Florida won series 4-2

New York Rangers (D1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (D2): New York won series 4-2

Western Conference

Dallas Stars (D1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (D3): Dallas leads series 3-2

Vancouver Canucks (D1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (D2): Vancouver leads series 3-2

What is the schedule for Round 2 of the 2024 NHL playoffs?

Here's the updated second-round schedule (* = if necessary):

Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

  • Game 1: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3
  • Game 2: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)
  • Game 3: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT)
  • Game 4: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 3
  • Game 5: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1
  • Game 6: Rangers 5, Hurricanes 3

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers

  • Game 1: Bruins 5, Panthers 1
  • Game 2: Panthers 6, Bruins 1
  • Game 3: Panthers 6, Bruins 2
  • Game 4: Panthers 3, Bruins 2
  • Game 5: Bruins 2, Panthers 1
  • Game 6: Panthers 2, Bruins 1

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars

  • Game 1: Avalanche 4, Stars 3 (OT)
  • Game 2: Stars 5, Avalanche 3
  • Game 3: Stars 4, Avalanche 1
  • Game 4: Stars 5, Avalanche 1
  • Game 5: Avalanche 5, Stars 3
  • Game 6: Stars at Avalanche, May 17 (10 p.m. ET, TNT/truTV)
  • Game 7*: Avalanche at Stars, May 19 (TBD, TBD)

Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

  • Game 1: Canucks 5, Oilers 4
  • Game 2: Oilers 4, Canucks 3 (OT)
  • Game 3: Canucks 4, Oilers 3
  • Game 4: Oilers 3, Canucks 2
  • Game 5: Canucks 3, Oilers 2
  • Game 6: Canucks at Oilers, May 18 (TBD, TBD)
  • Game 7*: Oilers at Canucks, May 20 (TBD, TBD)

Where to watch the NHL playoffs

NHL playoff games will air across ESPN, TNT, TBS and truTV.

Where to stream the NHL playoffs

Games airing on ESPN are available to stream on ESPN.com and the ESPN app.

Games airing on TNT can be streamed on TNTDrama.com and the TNT app, games airing on TBS can be streamed on TBS.com and the TBS app, and games airing on truTV can be streamed on truTV.com and the truTV app. Games shown on TNT, TBS and truTV can also be streamed on Max.

How many games are in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs?

Just like the other playoff series, the second round features a best-of-seven format where the higher seed hosts Games 1, 2, 5 and 7.

How many rounds are in the NHL playoffs?

There are four rounds in the NHL playoffs. Following the second round will be the conference finals and then the Stanley Cup Final.

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