NHL Playoff Central: Matchups, schedules & results for every round

Round 1 was historic — but Round 2 wasn’t bad, either.

After a wild Game 7 tripleheader saw one rival down another (Rangers over Flyers), a wild card shock a 1-seed (Wild over Avalanche), and — finally — the Kings complete a comeback for the ages, the second round shaped up to be just as good.

And while the upstart Wild gave the Blackhawks a scare, and the Kings and Ducks showed us that they do care about hockey in SoCal, the Eastern Conference was where the action was at in the conference semis. The Bruins and Canadiens resumed an Original Six rivalry that stacks up with any feud in any sport; Sidney Crosby finally hit Broadway — literally. And when the handshake lines were finally formed in those two series, we had 14 games, two OTs, one 2OT, and a couple of stunning results. (Who says Game 7 at home is an advantage?)

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CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

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EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

  Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens  

Canadiens win series 4-3

Game 1: Canadiens 4, Bruins 3 (2OT)

Game 2: Bruins 5, Canadiens 3

Game 3: Canadiens 4, Bruins 2

Game 4: Bruins 1, Canadiens 0 (OT)

Game 5: Bruins 4, Canadiens 2

Game 6: Canadiens 4, Bruins 0

Game 7: Canadiens 3, Bruins 1

 

  Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers   

Rangers win series 4-3

Game 1: Rangers 3, Penguins 2 (OT)

Game 2: Penguins 3, Rangers 0

Game 3: Penguins 2, Rangers 0

Game 4: Penguins 4, Rangers 2

Game 5: Rangers 5, Penguins 1

Game 6: Rangers 3, Penguins 1

Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

  Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings   

Kings win series 4-3

Game 1: Kings 3, Ducks 2 (OT)

Game 2: Kings 3, Ducks 1

Game 3: Ducks 3, Kings 2

Game 4: Ducks 2, Kings 0

Game 5: Ducks 4, Kings 3

Game 6: Kings 2, Ducks 1

Game 7: Kings 6, Ducks 2

 

  Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild   

Blackhawks win series 4-3

Game 1: Blackhawks 5, Wild 2

Game 2: Blackhawks 4, Wild 1

Game 3: Wild 4, Blackhawks 0

Game 4: Wild 4, Blackhawks 2

Game 5: Blackhawks 2, Wild 1

Game 6: Blackhawks 2, Wild 1 (OT)

CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

 Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings 

Bruins win series 4-1

Game 1: Red Wings 1, Bruins 0

Game 2: Bruins 4, Red Wings 1

Game 3: Bruins 3, Red Wings 0

Game 4: Bruins 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)

Game 5: Bruins 4, Red Wings 2

 

 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens 

Canadiens win series 4-0

Game 1: Canadiens 5, Lightning 4 (OT)

Game 2: Canadiens 4, Lightning 1

Game 3: Canadiens 3, Lightning 2

Game 4: Canadiens 4, Lightning 3

 

 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 

Penguins win series 4-2

Game 1: Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3

Game 2: Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 (2OT)

Game 3: Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3

Game 4: Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

Game 5: Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1

Game 6: Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3

 

 New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers 

Rangers win series 4-3

Game 1: Rangers 4, Flyers 1

Game 2: Flyers 4, Rangers 2

Game 3: Rangers 4, Flyers 1  

Game 4: Flyers 2, Rangers 1

Game 5: Rangers 4, Flyers 2

Game 6: Flyers 5, Rangers 2

Game 7: Rangers 2, Flyers 1

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

 Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars 

Ducks win series 4-2

Game 1: Ducks 4, Stars 3

Game 2: Ducks 3, Stars 2

Game 3: Stars 3, Ducks 0

Game 4: Stars 4, Ducks 2

Game 5: Ducks 6, Stars 2

Game 6: Ducks 5, Stars 4 (OT)

 

 San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings 

Kings win series 4-3

Game 1: Sharks 6, Kings 3

Game 2: Sharks 7, Kings 2

Game 3: Sharks 4, Kings 3 (OT)

Game 4: Kings 6, Sharks 3

Game 5: Kings 3, Sharks 0

Game 6: Kings 4, Sharks 1

Game 7: Kings 5, Sharks 1

 

 Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 

Wild win series 4-3

Game 1: Avalanche 5, Wild 4 (OT)

Game 2: Avalanche 4, Wild 2

Game 3: Wild 1, Avalanche 0 (OT)

Game 4: Wild 2, Avalanche 1

Game 5: Avalanche 4, Wild 3 (OT)

Game 6: Wild 5, Avalanche 2

Game 7: Wild 5, Avalanche 4 (OT)

 

 St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks 

Blackhawks win series 4-2

Game 1: Blues 4, Blackhawks 3 (3OT)

Game 2: Blues 4, Blackhawks 3 (OT)

Game 3: Blackhawks 2, Blues 0

Game 4: Blackhawks 4, Blues 3 (OT)

Game 5: Blackhawks 3, Blues 2 (OT)

Game 6: Blackhawks 5, Blues 1