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Quest for the Stanley Cup: Scores, schedules in the bubble

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is set with the qualifying round over.

The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues, the top teams in their respective conferences and last year's Stanley Cup finalists, fell to the fourth seed after the round robin. The Philadelphia Flyers will be the top seed in the Eastern Conference (Toronto hub) and the Vegas Golden Knights will lead the West (Edmonton hub).

The No. 12-seeded Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks, meanwhile, advanced with upsets in the qualifying round.

Each series will feature one potential back-to-back night situation.

The matchups (all times p.m. and ET unless noted. "Home" team, which gets last line change, is listed second for each date; U.S. networks listed, x-if necessary):

First round

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #8 Montreal Canadiens

Aug. 12: Montreal vs. Philadelphia (8, NBCSN)

Aug. 14: Montreal vs. Philadelphia (3, NBCSN)

Aug. 16: Philadelphia vs. Montreal  (8, NBC)

Aug. 18: Philadelphia vs. Montreal (3, NBCSN)

x-Aug. 19: Montreal vs. Philadelphia (TBD)

x-Aug. 21: Philadelphia vs. Montreal (TBD)

x-Aug. 23: Montreal vs. Philadelphia (TBD)

#2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. #7 Columbus Blue Jackets

Lightning lead 1-0

Game 1: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2 (5 OT)

Aug. 13: Columbus vs. Tampa Bay (3, NBCSN)

Aug. 17: Tampa Bay vs. Columbus (3, NBCSN)

x-Aug. 19: Columbus vs. Tampa Bay (TBD)

x-Aug. 21: Tampa Bay vs. Columbus (TBD)

x-Aug. 22: Columbus vs. Tampa Bay (TBD)

#3 Washington Capitals vs. #6 New York Islanders

Islanders lead 1-0

Game 1: Islanders 4, Capitals 2

Aug. 14: NY Islanders vs. Washington (8, NBCSN)

Aug. 16: Washington vs. NY Islanders (noon, USA)

Aug. 18: Washington vs. NY Islanders (8, NBCSN)

x-Aug. 20: NY Islanders vs. Washington (TBD)

x-Aug. 22: Washington vs. NY Islanders (TBD)

x-Aug. 23: NY Islanders vs. Washington (TBD)

#4 Boston Bruins vs. #5 Carolina Hurricanes

Bruins lead 1-0

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

Aug. 13: Carolina vs. Boston (8, NBCSN)

Aug. 15: Boston vs. Carolina (noon, NBC)

Aug. 17: Boston vs. Carolina (8, NBCSN)

x-Aug. 19: Carolina vs. Boston (TBD)

x-Aug. 20: Boston vs. Carolina (TBD)

x-Aug. 23: Carolina vs. Boston (TBD)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Vegas Golden Knights vs. #8 Chicago Blackhawks

Golden Knights lead 1-0

Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 1

Aug. 15: Vegas vs. Chicago (8, NBC)

x-Aug. 18: Chicago vs. Vegas (TBD)

x-Aug. 20: Vegas vs. Chicago (TBD)

x-Aug. 22: Chicago vs. Vegas (TBD)

#2 Colorado Avalanche vs. #7 Arizona Coyotes

Avalanche lead 1-0

Game 1: Avalanche 3, Coyotes 0

Aug. 14: Arizona vs. Colorado (2, NHLN)

Aug. 15: Colorado vs. Arizona (3, CNBC)

x-Aug. 19: Arizona vs. Colorado (TBD)

x-Aug. 21: Colorado vs. Arizona (TBD)

x-Aug. 23: Arizona vs. Colorado (TBD)

#3 Dallas Stars vs. #6 Calgary Flames

Flames lead 1-0

Game 1: Flames 3, Stars 2

Aug. 16: Dallas vs. Calgary (2, NBCSN)

x-Aug. 18: Calgary vs. Dallas (TBD)

x-Aug. 20: Dallas vs. Calgary (TBD)

x-Aug. 22: Dallas vs. Calgary (TBD)

#4 St. Louis Blues vs. #5 Vancouver Canucks

x-Aug. 19: Vancouver vs. St. Louis (TBD)

x-Aug. 21: St. Louis vs. Vancouver (TBD)

x-Aug. 23: Vancouver vs. St. Louis (TBD)

Qualifying round and round robin

EASTERN CONFERENCE

QUALIFYING ROUND

N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina

Hurricanes win 3-0

Game 1: Hurricanes 3, Rangers 2

Game 2: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1

Game 3: Hurricanes, 4, Rangers 1

Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders

Islanders win 3-1

Game 1: Islanders 2, Panthers 1

Game 2: Islanders 4, Panthers 2

Game 3: Panthers 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

Game 4: Islanders 5, Panthers 1

Montreal vs. Pittsburgh

Canadiens win 3-1

Game 1: Canadiens 3, Penguins 2 (OT)

Game 2: Penguins 3, Canadiens 1

Game 3: Canadiens 4, Penguins 3

Game 4: Canadiens 2, Penguins 0

Columbus vs. Toronto

Blue Jackets win 3-2

Game 1: Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 0

Game 2: Maple Leafs 3, Blue Jackets 0

Game 3: Blue Jackets 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

Game 4: Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

Game 5: Blue Jackets 3, Maple Leafs 0

ROUND ROBIN

Determined Stanley Cup playoff seeding

Flyers 4, Bruins 1

Lightning 3, Capitals 2 (SO)

Lightning 3, Bruins 2

Flyers 3, Capitals 1

Flyers 4, Lightning 1

Capitals 2, Bruins 1

WESTERN CONFERENCE

QUALIFYING ROUND

Chicago vs. Edmonton

Blackhawks win 3-1

Game 1: Blackhawks 6, Oilers 4

Game 2: Oilers 6, Blackhawks 3

Game 3: Blackhawks 4, Oilers 3

Game 4: Blackhawks 3, Oilers 2

Winnipeg vs. Calgary

Flames win 3-1

Game 1: Flames 4, Jets 1  

Game 2: Jets 3, Flames 2 

Game 3: Flames 6, Jets 2

Game 4: Flames 4, Jets 0

Arizona vs. Nashville

Coyotes win 3-1

Game 1: Coyotes 4, Predators 3

Game 2: Predators 4, Coyotes 2

Game 3: Coyotes 4, Predators 1

Game 4: Coyotes 4, Predators 3 (OT)

Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Canucks win 3-1

Game 1: Wild 3, Canucks 0   

Game 2: Canucks 4, Wild 3

Game 3: Canucks 3, Wild 0

Game 4: Canucks 5, Wild 4 (OT)

ROUND ROBIN

Determined Stanley Cup playoff seeding

Avalanche 2, Blues 1

Golden Knights 5, Stars 3 

Avalanche 4, Stars 1

Golden Knights 6, Blues 4

Golden Knights 4, Avalanche 3 (OT)

Stars 2, Blues 1 (SO)

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