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It took awhile, but the NHL has finally released all the dates for the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will open their series on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center. Game 2 will be on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Sunrise.

DISCOVER CENTRAL DIVISION

Florida Panthers (2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (3)

Sunday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.: Lightning @ Panthers | NBCSN, SN, TVAS

Tuesday, May 18, 8 p.m.: Lightning @ Panthers | CNBC, SNE, TVAS

Thursday, May 20, 6:30 p.m.: Panthers @ Lightning | USA, FX-CA, TVAS

Saturday, May 22, 12:30 p.m.: Panthers @ Lightning | CNBC, SN, TVAS

*Monday, May 24, TBD: Lightning @ Panthers | TBD

*Wednesday, May 26, TBD: Panthers @ Lightning | TBD

*Friday, May 28, TBD: Lightning @ Panthers | TBD

Carolina Hurricanes (1) vs. Nashville Predators (4)

Monday, May 17, 8 p.m.: Predators @ Hurricanes | CNBC, SNE, TVAS

Wednesday, May 19, 8 p.m.: Predators @ Hurricanes | CNBC, FX-CA, TVAS

Friday, May 21, 7 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Predators | USA, FXX-CA, TVAS

Sunday, May 23, TBD: Hurricanes @ Predators | TBD

*Tuesday, May 25, TBD: Predators @ Hurricanes | TBD

*Thursday, May 27, TBD: Hurricanes @ Predators | TBD

*Saturday, May 29, TBD: Predators @ Hurricanes | TB

MASSMUTUAL EAST DIVISION

Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs. New York Islanders (4)

Sunday, May 16, 12 p.m.: Islanders @ Penguins | NBC, SN, TVAS

Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.: Islanders @ Penguins | NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS

Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m.: Penguins @ Islanders | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS

Saturday, May 22, 3 p.m.: Penguins @ Islanders | NBC, SN, TVAS

*Monday, May 24, TBD: Islanders @ Penguins | TBD

*Wednesday, May 26, TBD: Penguins @ Islanders | TBD

*Friday, May 28, TBD: Islanders @ Penguins | TBD

Washington Capitals (2) vs. Boston Bruins (3)

Saturday, May 15, 7:15 p.m.: Bruins @ Capitals | NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS

Monday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.: Bruins @ Capitals | NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS

Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.: Capitals @ Bruins | NBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP, SN360, TVAS

Friday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.: Capitals @ Bruins | NBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP, SN360, TVAS

*Sunday, May 23, TBD: Bruins @ Capitals | TBD

*Tuesday, May 25, TBD: Capitals @ Bruins | TBD

*Thursday, May 27, TBD: Bruins @ Capitals | TBD

HONDA WEST DIVISION

Colorado Avalanche/Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. St. Louis Blues (4)

Monday, May 17, 10 p.m.: Blues @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | NBCSN, SN1, TVAS

Wednesday, May 19, 10:30 p.m.: Blues @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | CNBC, SN360, TVAS

Friday, May 21, 9:30 p.m.: Avalanche/Golden Knights @ Blues | USA, SN360, TVAS

Sunday, May 23, TBD: Avalanche/Golden Knights @ Blues | TBD

*Tuesday, May 25, TBD: Blues @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | TBD

*Thursday, May 27, TBD: Avalanche/Golden Knights @ Blues | TBD

*Saturday, May 29, TBD: Blues @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | TBD

Colorado Avalanche/Vegas Golden Knights (2) vs. Minnesota Wild (3)

Sunday, May 16, 3 p.m.: Wild @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | NBC, SN, TVAS

Tuesday, May 18, 10 p.m.: Wild @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS

Thursday, May 20, 9:30 p.m.: Avalanche/Golden Knights @ Wild | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS

Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m.: Avalanche/Golden Knights @ Wild | NBC, SN360, TVAS

*Monday, May 24, TBD: Wild @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | TBD

*Wednesday, May 26, TBD: Avalanche/Golden Knights @ Wild | TBD

*Friday, May 28, TBD: Wild @ Avalanche/Golden Knights | TBD

SCOTIA NORTH DIVISION

Toronto Maple Leafs (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (4)

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs | NHLN, SN, CBC, TVAS

Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m.: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs | CNBC, SN, CBC, TVAS

Monday, May 24, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens | TBD

Tuesday, May 25, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens | TBD

*Thursday, May 27, TBD: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs | TBD

*Saturday, May 29, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Canadiens | TBD

*Monday, May 31, TBD: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs | TBD

Edmonton Oilers (2) vs. Winnipeg Jets (3)

Wednesday, May 19, 9 p.m.: Jets @ Oilers | NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS

Friday, May 21, 9 p.m.: Jets @ Oilers | NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS

Sunday, May 23, TBD: Oilers @ Jets | TBD

Monday, May 24, TBD: Oilers @ Jets | TBD

*Wednesday, May 26, TBD: Jets @ Oilers | TBD

*Friday, May 28, TBD: Oilers @ Jets | TBD

*Sunday, May 30, TBD: Jets @ Oilers | TBD