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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Schedule, scores, highlights

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Caps finally break through in the playoffs (1:00)

After years of heartbreak, the Capitals finally get over the hump and will advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. (1:00)

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN.com has you covered. Check out the full playoff picture and coverage on each team and series.

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Stanley Cup Final

Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1)

Game 1: Monday, May 28 @ VGS | Tickets
Game 2: Wednesday, May 30 @ VGS | Tickets
Game 3: Saturday, June 2 @ WSH | Tickets
Game 4: Monday, June 4 @ WSH | Tickets
Game 5: Thursday, June 7 @ VGS | Tickets
Game 6: Sunday, June 10 @ WSH | Tickets
Game 7: Wednesday, June 13 @ VGS | Tickets

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Follow the growth of the Golden Knights from selecting players to their regular and postseason success that leads them to the Stanley Cup Final.

Conference Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1)

Game 1: Capitals 4, Lightning 2
Game 2: Capitals 6, Lightning 2
Game 3: Lightning 4, Capitals 2
Game 4: Lightning 4, Capitals 2
Game 5: Lightning 3, Capitals 2
Game 6: Capitals 3, Lightning 0
Game 7: Capitals 4, Lightning 0


Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1)

Game 1: Jets 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Jets 1
Game 3: Golden Knights 4, Jets 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 3, Jets 2
Game 5: Golden Knights 2, Jets 1

Conference Semi-Finals


Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2)

Game 1: Bruins 6, Lightning 2
Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 2
Game 3: Lightning 4, Bruins 1
Game 4: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 5: Lightning 3, Bruins 1


Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2)

Game 1: Penguins 3, Capitals 2
Game 2: Capitals 4, Penguins 1
Game 3: Capitals 4, Penguins 3
Game 4: Penguins 3, Capitals 1
Game 5: Capitals 6, Penguins 3

Game 6: Capitals 2, Penguins 1 (OT)


Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2)

Game 1: Jets 4, Predators 1
Game 2: Predators 5, Jets 4 (2OT)
Game 3: Jets 7, Predators 4
Game 4: Predators 2, Jets 1
Game 5: Jets 6, Predators 2

Game 6: Predators 4, Jets 0
Game 7: Jets 5, Predators 1


Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 3)

Game 1: Golden Knights 7, Sharks 0
Game 2: Sharks 4, Golden Knights 3 (2OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 4, Sharks 3 (OT)
Game 4: Sharks 4, Golden Knights 0
Game 5: Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3

Game 6: Golden Knights 3, Sharks 0

First Round

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (wild card No. 2)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Devils 2
Game 2: Lightning 5, Devils 3
Game 3: Devils 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 3, Devils 1
Game 5: Lightning 3, Devils 1


Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)

Game 1: Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Bruins 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2
Game 4: Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1
Game 5: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3
Game 6: Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 1
Game 7: Bruins 7, Maple Leafs 4


Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (wild card No. 1)

Game 1: Blue Jackets 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 2: Blue Jackets 5, Capitals 4 (OT)
Game 3: Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2 (2OT)
Game 4: Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 1
Game 5: Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)
Game 6: Capitals 6, Blue Jackets 3


Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Metro No. 3)

Game 1: Penguins 7, Flyers 0
Game 2: Flyers 5, Penguins 1
Game 3: Penguins 5, Flyers 1
Game 4: Penguins 5, Flyers 0
Game 5: Flyers 4, Penguins 2
Game 6: Penguins 8, Flyers 5

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (wild card No. 2)

Game 1: Predators 5, Avs 2
Game 2: Predators 5, Avs 3
Game 3: Avs 5, Predators 3
Game 4: Predators 3, Avs 2
Game 5: Avs 2, Predators 1
Game 6: Predators 5, Avs 0


Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)

Game 1: Jets 3, Wild 2
Game 2: Jets 4, Wild 1
Game 3: Wild 6, Jets 2
Game 4: Jets 2, Wild 0
Game 5: Jets 5, Wild 0


Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (wild card No. 1)

Game 1: Golden Knights 1, Kings 0
Game 2: Golden Knights 2, Kings 1 (2OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Kings 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 1, Kings 0


Anaheim Ducks (Pacific No. 2) vs. San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 3)

Game 1: Sharks 3, Ducks 0
Game 2: Sharks 3, Ducks 2
Game 3: Sharks 8, Ducks 1
Game 4: Sharks 2, Ducks 1