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How to watch today’s NHL playoff matchups & Game Thread

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The second half of the playoff series kick-off today!

The remaining four series get underway today in NHL playoff action. The good news is that the bubble-concept has held up for the league, with no players testing positive so far in Toronto or Edmonton.

Two teams pulled off huge upsets in the qualifiers to get into the Round of 16. The Arizona Coyotes upset the Nashville Predators to set up their first-round matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. Meanwhile, in the Eastern Conference, the Montreal Canadiens shocked the Pittsburgh Penguins and will take on the Philadelphia Flyers.

Matthew Barzal will lead the New York Islanders into their series against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, while the defending Stanley Cup champions —the St. Louis Blues—will take on the young, and talented Vancouver Canucks.

Here is how you can watch all of today’s games:

Game schedule:

Eastern Conference first-round, Game 1: New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

Time: 12:00 p.m. PT

TV: NBC Sports Network

Western Conference first-round, Game 1: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalance

Time: 2:30 p.m. PT

TV: NBC Sports Network

Eastern Conference first-round, Game 1: Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Time: 5:00 p.m. PT

TV: NBC Sports Network

Western Conference first-round, Game 1: Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues

Time: 7:30 p.m. PT

TV: NBC Sports Network

We will be here discussing all of the action throughout the games. Join in the discussion, and enjoy a full day of playoff hockey!