2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO Second Round Begins Tuesday with ESPN Doubleheader featuring Panthers vs. Maple Leafs and Kraken vs. Stars

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2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO Second Round Begins Tuesday with ESPN Doubleheader featuring Panthers vs. Maple Leafs and Kraken vs. Stars

  • New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils Game 7 Showdown Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • The Point will Air Daily as a Lead-in Show for First and Second Round Games

2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 2 Game 1 Panthers vs. Maple Leafs 1 PM/ET ESPN Kraken vs. Stars 9:30 PM/ET ESPN

The puck drops for the second round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO on Tuesday, May 2, with an ESPN doubleheader featuring a Game 1 matchup between the surprise Florida Panthers, who ended the Boston Bruins historic season, and Toronto Maple Leafs, who advance beyond the first round for the first time since 2004, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Following that game, the Seattle Kraken – in only their second season as a franchise – move on to face the Dallas Stars and playoff scoring duo of Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz and goalie Jake Oetinger in a Game 1 matchup at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Ahead of Tuesday’s second round games, the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils close out the Battle of the Hudson tonight, Monday, May 1, in a win-or-go-home Game 7 showdown from the Prudential Center at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The commentator and telecast information for the games are detailed below. Additional playoff games, commentator assignments and coverage details for ESPN games beyond May 2 will be announced in the coming days.

All Stanley Cup Playoff Games are available for on-demand replay on ESPN+ within 24 hours of each game’s conclusion.

– TELECAST & COMMENTATOR SCHEDULE –

Date Time (ET) Game/Telecast ESPN Commentators Platforms
Monday, May 1 7 p.m. The Point Host: Steve Levy

Analysts: Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, P.K. Subban

ESPN2, ESPN+
8 p.m. New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils

First Round, Game 7

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: Steve Levy, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, P.K. Subban, Linda Cohn

ESPN
In The Crease (following last game) Host: Linda Cohn ESPN+
Tuesday, May 2 6 p.m. The Point Host: John Buccigross

Analysts: P.K. Subban, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan

ESPN2, ESPN+
7 p.m. Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs

Second Round, Game 1

Play-by-Play: Steve Levy

Analyst: AJ Mleczko

Reporter: Dom Moore

In Studio: John Buccigross, P.K. Subban, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan, Arda Öcal

ESPN
9:30 p.m. Seattle Kraken at Dallas Stars

Second Round, Game 1

Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Leah Hextall

In Studio: John Buccigross, P.K. Subban, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan, Arda Öcal

ESPN
In The Crease (following last game) Host: Arda Öcal ESPN+

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CONTACTS:

ESPN
Danny Chi | [email protected] | 213-405-4400
Andrea DiCristoforo | [email protected] | 213-405-4612

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Andrea DiCristoforo

Based out of the Los Angeles Production Center in LA, California, Andrea DiCristoforo is a Senior Publicist focusing on the NHL, X Games and Action Spots. Prior to joining ESPN in 2022, Andrea worked in Olympic Sports. She is also a proud graduate from the University of New Hampshire.
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