The Boston Bruins, the reigning Stanley Cup champions, have already clinched their first-ever postseason berth, as they defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now a certainty, as the winner will face the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Bruins will face Pittsburgh in Game 1, while the Blackhawks will face Minnesota, Columbus, Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Minnesota Wild will face off in the Stanley C-seeding round.
The winner of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will face either the Boston Bruins or the Chicago Penguins.
The winner of the Boston-Chicago-Minnesota Game 1 will then face the Chicago-Minnesota-Detroit-Toronto-Montreal winner.
The first round is set for Monday, May 24.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be facing the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time in Game 3, which will be played on Monday, June 1.
The winners of the Chicago and Boston-Boston-Boston Game 3s will face each other in the Eastern Division Finals on Sunday, June 6.
The Blackhawks and Bruins will meet again in Game 6 on Sunday.
The Eastern Conference Finals are set to take place on Sunday night, June 10.
The Boston Bruins will play the Chicago Blue Jackets in Game 7 on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
The Boston-Columbus-Minnesota game will be broadcast live on NHL Network, with the Stanley Cups winner to face the loser in Game 8.
The first round will begin on Sunday and ends on Sunday evening at 4 p.M.
ET, with Game 6 set for Sunday night.