NHL Playoffs 2024 Conference Finals brackets: Confirmed matchups, potential clashes and more explored

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NHL Playoffs 2024 Conference Finals

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearing the end of the second round. Up next are the Eastern and Western Conference Finals.

In the East, the tie is set with the New York Rangers facing the Florida Panthers. Meanwhile, the Western Conference brackets will soon determine the two teams that will advance into the Conference fInals.

Here are all the confirmed matchups and related details heading into the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Eastern Conference

New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers

Playoffs record this season:

  • Rangers: 8-2
  • Panthers: 8-3

Playoffs H2H:

  • Rangers 1-0 (4-1) Panthers

Leading scorers in the playoffs this season:

  • Rangers: Vincent Trocheck, 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists); Mika Zibanejad, (3 goals, 11 assists)
  • Panthers: Matthew Tkachuk, 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists)

Western Conference

Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks/Edmonton Oilers

Playoffs record this season:

  • Stars: 8-5
  • Canucks/Oilers: 7-5* (Canucks); 7-4* (Oilers)

Playoffs H2H:

  • Canucks 2-0 (8-4) Stars
  • Stars 6-2 (27-15) Oilers

Leading scorers in the playoffs this season:

  • Stars: Miro Heiskanen, 13 points (5 goals , 8 assists)
  • Canucks: Brock Boeser, 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists); J.T. Miller, 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists)

Playoffs Recap

The New York Rangers swept the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs. They then advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in six games.

Their opponent in the Conference Finals will be the Boston Bruins, who won their first-round series 4-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. The Bruins secured their spot in the Conference Finals by overcoming the Florida Panthers in a hard-fought six-game series.

In the Western Conference, the Dallas Stars had a challenging first-round victory over the Vegas Golden Knights, winning the series 4-3. They then faced the Colorado Avalanche, the defending Stanley Cup champions and triumphed 4-2 in six games. The Stars will face the winner of the Game 7 matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks, who are currently tied 3-3 in their second-round series.

Conference Finals Playoff Format and other details

The NHL playoffs follow a best-of-seven series format in the conference finals. The team that wins four games first will advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Home-ice advantage is awarded based on regular-season performance, providing a significant edge to the higher-seeded teams.

Key dates and schedule

Eastern Conference Finals schedule:

GameDateTimeMatchupBroadcast Channels
1Wednesday, May 228 p.m.Florida Panthers at NY RangersESPN, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS
2Friday, May 248 p.m.Florida Panthers at NY RangersESPN, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS
3Sunday, May 263 p.m.NY Rangers at Florida PanthersABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS
4Tuesday, May 288 p.m.NY Rangers at Florida PanthersABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS
5 Thursday, May 30 8 p.m.Florida Panthers at NY RangersESPN, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS
6 Saturday, June 1 8 p.m.NY Rangers at Florida PanthersABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS
7 Monday, June 3 8 p.m.Florida Panthers at NY RangersESPN, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS

Western Conference Finals schedule:

GameDateTimeMatchupBroadcast Channels
1Thursday, May 238:30 p.m.Vancouver/Edmonton at DallasTNT, truTV, MAX, SN, CBC, TVAS
2Saturday, May 258 p.m.Vancouver/Edmonton at DallasTNT, truTV, MAX, SN, CBC, TVAS
3Monday, May 27TBDDallas at Vancouver/EdmontonSN, CBC, TVAS, TNT, truTV, MAX
4Wednesday, May 29TBDDallas at Vancouver/EdmontonSN, CBC, TVAS, TNT, truTV, MAX
5Friday, May 31TBD Vancouver/Edmonton at DallasTNT, truTV, MAX, SN, CBC, TVAS
6 Sunday, June 2 TBD Dallas at Vancouver/EdmontonSN, CBC, TVAS, TNT, truTV, MAX
7 Tuesday, June 4 TBD Vancouver/Edmonton at DallasTNT, truTV, MAX, SN, CBC, TVAS

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