close
close

Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks first round NHL playoff schedule

The first round of the NHL playoffs is scheduled for the Nashville Predators against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Preds and Canucks play Game 1 in Vancouver on Sunday at 9 PM CT. Nashville will host Games 3, 4 and, if necessary, Game 6.

The Predators haven’t won a playoff series since the 2017-18 season, when they defeated the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. This series will mark the Canucks’ first playoff appearance (other than the COVID-affected 2019-2020 season) since 2015.

Vancouver defeated the Predators in all three regular season games, all of which took place in the first half of the season.

Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks First Round NHL Playoffs Schedule

Always central

Game 1: Nashville in Vancouver. 9pm CT, Sunday, April 21, on ESPN and Bally Sports South

Game 2: Nashville in Vancouver. 9pm CT, Tuesday, April 23, on ESPN2 and Bally Sports South

Game 3: Vancouver-Nashville; 6:30pm CT, Friday, April 26, on TBS and Bally Sports South

Game 4: Vancouver-Nashville; 4pm CT, Sunday, April 28, on TBS, truTV and Bally Sports South

Game 5 (if necessary): Nashville in Vancouver. This is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30

Game 6 (if necessary): Vancouver-Nashville; This is scheduled for Friday, May 3

Game 7 (if necessary): Nashville in Vancouver. This is scheduled for Sunday, May 5

Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Matches

Eastern Conference First Round

  • New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
  • Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders

First round of the Western Conference

  • Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights
  • Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators
  • Winnipeg Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Transfer from Central Division rivals: The Arizona Coyotes are moving to Salt Lake City after being sold to the owner of the Utah Jazz

Ready to go: Andrew Brunette has some funny advice for Nashville Predators players ahead of their playoff run