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What the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket looks like

The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway and moving through round 1. Teams are starting to clinch victory in their first round series, and here’s what the second round schedule is shaping up to look like.

Chicago Blackhawks v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five

The NHL is making its way through the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and we have a full look at what the conference semifinals will bring. The puck drops on the second round on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Colorado Avalanche facing the Dallas Stars in Edmonton.

The playoffs will re-seed each round, with the highest seeded team playing the lowest seeded team. The Vegas Golden Knights and Philadelphia Flyers are the No. 1 seed in each conference, and both advanced. Six of the eight top seeds from the first round advanced with the New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks winning upsets

The second round bracket is settled and the NHL announced the full television schedule for the round. You can view the full list below, with no TV info or game times yet for the if necessary Games 5, 6, and 7 for each series. You can view the fully updated Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket here as the tournament moves along.

Eastern Conference 2nd round — Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) New York Islanders — (NYI leads series 3-1)

  • Game 1: Islanders 4, Flyers 0: Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves and four Islanders scored four goals.
  • Game 2: Flyers 4, Islanders 3 (OT): Kevin Hayes had two goals and Philippe Myers had the game-winning goal.
  • Game 3: Islanders 3, Flyers 1: Jordan Eberle had two assists and Matt Martin, Leo Komarov, and Anders Lee each scored a goal.
  • Game 4: Islanders 3, Flyers 2: Brock Nelson had two goals, Josh Bailey had two assists, and Thomas Greiss stopped 36 shots.
  • Game 5: Islanders at Flyers — Sep 1, 7 p.m. NBCSN
  • Game 6: Flyers at Islanders — Sep. 3, TBD
  • Game 7: Islanders at Flyers — Sep. 5, TBD

(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (4) Boston Bruins — (TB wins series 4-1)

  • Game 1: Bruins 3, Lightning 2: Charlie Coyle, David Pastrnak, and Brad Marchand scored three straight goals before the Bruins held off a third period rally.
  • Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 (OT): Blake Coleman scored two goals and Ondrej Palat scored the game-winner in overtime.
  • Game 3: Lightning 7, Bruins 1: Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Alex Killorn had two goals and an assist, and Mikhail Sergachev had one goal and two assists.
  • Game 4: Lightning 3, Bruins 1: Ondred Palat had two goals, Nikita Kucherov had two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 shots.
  • Game 5: Lightning 3, Bruins 2 (2OT): Victor Hedman scored the game-winner and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 45 shots.

Western Conference 2nd round — Rogers Place, Edmonton

(1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks — (VGK lead series 3-1)

  • Game 1: Golden Knights 5, Canucks 0: Robin Lehner stopped 26 shots while Mark Stone and Alex Tuch each had a goal and an assist.
  • Game 2: Canucks 5, Golden Knights 2: Tyler Toffoli and Elias Pettersson each had a goal and two assists and Bo Horvat scored two goals.
  • Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Canucks 0: Robin Lehner stopped 31 shots, and Alex Tuch, Zach Whitecloud, and Mark Stone each scored a goal.
  • Game 4: Golden Knights 5, Canucks 3: Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist, Nate Schmidt scored one goal and assisted on another, and Mark Stone had three assists.
  • Game 5: Canucks at Golden Knights — Sep. 1, 9:45 p.m. NBCSN
  • Game 6: Golden Knights at Canucks — Sep. 3, TBD
  • Game 7: Canucks at Golden Knights — Sep. 4, TBD

(2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3) Dallas Stars — (DAL leads series 3-2)

  • Game 1: Stars 5, Avalanche 3: Alexander Radulov had two goals and an assist, and Jamie Benn had three assists.
  • Game 2: Stars 5, Avalanche 2: Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist and Anton Khudobin stopped 38 shots
  • Game 3: Avalanche 6, Stars 4: Cale Makar had three assists, Mikko Rantanen had one goal and one assist, and Nikita Zadorov had one goal and one assist.
  • Game 4: Stars 5, Avalanche 4: Radek Faksa had a goal and two assists and Roope Hintz had one goal and one assist.
  • Game 5: Avalanche 6, Stars 3: Andre Burakovsky had two goals and an assist and Nathan MacKinnon had one goal and one assist.
  • Game 6: Avalanche at Stars — Sep 2, 8 p.m. NBCSN
  • Game 7: Stars at Avalanche — Sep. 4, TBD