When do NHL playoffs start? Dates, TV information as regular season winds down

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The 2022-23 NHL regular season is nearly complete – with a little more than two weeks left on the schedule before the April 14 end date. In the meantime, teams will clinch playoff spots, vie for positioning or, simply, look forward to the draft and next season as they get eliminated from contention.

As far as the standings go, the Boston Bruins are running away with the Presidents' Trophy, which is given to the team that ends the regular season with the best overall record. The Colorado Avalanche, who posted 119 points last season, are looking to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, though they are in a battle to win the Central Division. As of this writing, the Eastern Conference has seen five teams (Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers) clinch playoff spots, while the West has none.

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When do the NHL playoffs start?

This season's road to the Stanley Cup begins Monday, April 17.

When does the Stanley Cup Final start?

The league's final series is scheduled to begin Saturday, June 3, though that date likely could change based on the finishes of the earlier series.

What channel are NHL playoffs on?

In the United States, the games will be broadcast on ESPN, ABC, TNT and TBS.

In Canada, the games will be aired on Sportsnet and CBC.

What channel is the Stanley Cup on?

The Stanley Cup will be on TNT (United States) and Sportsnet and TVA Sports (Canada).

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NHL playoff schedule: When do NHL playoffs start? Dates, TV info