2024 Stanley Cup Playoff Second Round Action Presented by Geico Continues Tonight in Primetime with Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers on ESPN

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2024 Stanley Cup Playoff Second Round Action Presented by Geico Continues Tonight in Primetime with Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers on ESPN

  • 2024 NHL Draft Lottery Coverage Begins Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+
  • The Point continues Daily as a Lead-in Show for Games Throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO continue tonight, Monday, May 6, in primetime as the Atlantic Division’s top two teams faceoff for a rematch of last year’s thrilling seven-game First Round series between Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

On Tuesday, second round action continues with an ESPN doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. with the Carolina Hurricanes and Seth Jarvis facing the Presidents’ Trophy-winning New York Rangers and Mika Zibanejad, who remain perfect in the postseason after taking Game 1 against the Canes. Later at 9:30 p.m., the Dallas Stars and Wyatt Johnston host the Colorado Avalanche and Cale Makar to begin their second round series, after eliminating last year’s Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights in an opening round seven-game showdown.

On Wednesday, the Panthers host the Bruins for Game 2 of the series on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. at Amerant Bank Arena. Following at 10 p.m., the Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid take on the Vancouver Canucks and Quinn Hughes as they begin their second round matchup on ESPN.

The telecast details and commentators for each game are detailed below. Commentator assignments and coverage details for ESPN games beyond May 8 will be announced in the coming days.

– TELECAST & COMMENTATOR SCHEDULE –

Date Time (ET) Game/Telecast ESPN Commentators Platforms
Mon, May 6 7 p.m. The Point Host: John Buccigross
Analyst: Kevin Weekes
ESPN2, ESPN+
8 p.m. Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers

Second Round, Game 1

Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen
Analyst: Ryan Callahan
Reporter: Leah Hextall
Rules Analyst: Dave Jackson
In Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Arda Öcal  
ESPN
In The Crease (following the game) Host: Arda Öcal   ESPN+
Tue, May 7 6 p.m. The Point Host: Arda Öcal
Analysts: Mark Messier, Kevin Weekes
ESPN2, ESPN+
6:30 p.m. 2024 NHL Draft Lottery Host: John Buccigross ESPN, ESPN+
7 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers

Second Round, Game 2

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough
Analyst: Ray Ferraro
Reporter: Emily Kaplan
Rules Analyst: Dave JacksonIn Studio: Steve Levy, Mark Messier, Kevin Weekes, Arda Öcal  
ESPN
9:30 p.m. Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars

Second Round, Game 1

Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco
Analyst: AJ Mleczko
Reporter: Leah Hextall
Rules Analyst: Dave Jackson
In Studio: Steve Levy, Mark Messier, Kevin Weekes, Arda Öcal  
ESPN
In The Crease (following last game) Host: Arda Öcal   ESPN+
Wed, May 8 6 p.m. The Point Host: John Buccigross
Analyst: Kevin Weekes
Reporter: Emily Kaplan
ESPN2, ESPN+
7:30 p.m. Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers

Second Round, Game 2

Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen
Analyst: Ryan Callahan
Reporter: Leah Hextall
Rules Analyst: Dave Jackson
In Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Emily Kaplan, Arda Öcal  
ESPN
10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks

Second Round, Game 1

Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco
Analyst: Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Rules Analyst: Dave Jackson
In Studio: John Buccigross, Kevin Weekes, Emily Kaplan, Arda Öcal  
ESPN
In The Crease (following last game) Host: Arda Öcal   ESPN+

*Commentator assignments and studio show times may be subject to change.

The 2024 NHL Draft Lottery will begin Tuesday, May 7, with coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN and simulcast on ESPN+. The lottery will decide the first 16 picks for the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft.

ESPN’s presentation of the Draft Lottery will feature host John Buccigross.

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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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