2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers — Lightning First-Round Schedule

The National Hockey League has released the full schedule for the first-round of the 2024 Stanley Stanley Cup Playoffs. 


On Sunday, April 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will kick off game 1 of their series in Sunrise. 


As the Atlantic Division winners, the Panthers will have home-ice advantage.


The two sides played eachother in both the 2021 and 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa won both times as the lower seeded team, with the most recent being a four-game sweep in the second-round. 


Panthers — Lightning Schedule 


Game 1 – Lightning @ Panthers — Sunday, April 21, 12:30 p.m. ET — ESPN, SN, TVAS


Game 2 – Lightning @ Panthers — Tuesday, April 23,  7:30 p.m. ET — ESPN2, SN360, TVAS


Game 3 –  Panthers @ Lightning —   Thursday, April 25,  7 p.m. ET — TBS, MAX, SN, TVAS 


Game 4 Panthers @ Lightning —    Saturday, April 27,  5 p.m. ET — TBS, truTV, MAX, SNE, SNW, SNP, TVAS


Game 5* – Lightning @ Panthers —    Monday, April 29,  TBD


Game 6* – Panthers @ Lightning  —   Wednesday, May 1,  TBD


Game 7*-  Lightning @ Panthers —    Saturday, May 4,   TBD


*If necessary 


The winner of the Panthers — Lightning series will move on to face the winner of the Bruins — Maple Leafs series. 


All NHL Playoff Matchups



New York Rangers (M1) vs. Washington Capitals (WC2)

Carolina Hurricanes (M2) vs New York Islanders (M3)


Florida Panthers (A1) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (WC1)


Boston Bruins (A2) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)



Vancouver Canucks (P1) vs Nashville Predators (WC1)


Edmonton Oilers (P2) vs Los Angeles Kings (P3)


Dallas Stars (C1) vs Vegas Golden Knights (WC2)


Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs Colorado Avalanche (C3)

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