SN illustration https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f1/fe/nhl-playoff-bracket-052219-ftr_qeq4b53gsfx51u0s6d0cjfukk.jpg?t=-534397806&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Watch NHL playoff games live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)The action continues at 7:30 p.m. ET with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins against the upstart Barry Trotz-led Islanders on NBCSN. And then it’s out to the Western Conference for a late-evening three pack. The Blues visit the Jets (8 p.m. ET), the Predators host the Stars (9:30 p.m. ET) and the Golden Knights and Sharks round out opening day with the nightcap (10:30 p.m. ET).On Thursday, April 11, the remaining three series get underway, highlighted by the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals and the rematch of last year’s first-round thriller between the Bruins and Maple Leafs.Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs could last a full 14 days; potential Game 7s are scheduled for April 24.Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the 2019 NHL playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules and live-streaming information.LIVE: Today’s NHL scores, updates, TV schedule2019 NHL playoffs bracket The 2019 NHL playoff bracket is set and the schedule has been released, meaning it’s finally time to sit back and enjoy the best two months in hockey.The chase for the 2019 Stanley Cup starts Wednesday, April 10, with a jam-packed slate of five games, starting at 7 p.m. ET when the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning, who tied the NHL record with 62 wins in the regular season, host the Blue Jackets. DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Stars 3, Predators 2DAL leads series 1-0April 13Predators 2, Stars 1 (OT)Series tied 1-1April 15Predators 3, Stars 2NSH leads series 2-1April 17Stars 5, Predators 1Series tied 2-2April 20Stars 5, Predators 3DAL leads series 3-2April 22Stars 2, Predators 1DAL wins series 4-2(*if necessary)Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. St. Louis Blues (C3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Blues 2, Jets 1STL leads series 1-0April 12Blues 4, Jets 3STL leads series 2-0April 14Jets 6, Blues 3STL leads series 2-1April 16Jets 2, Blues 1 (OT)Series tied 2-2April 18Blues 3, Jets 2STL leads series 3-2April 20Blues 3, Jets 2STL wins series 4-2(*if necessary) NHL playoffs 2019: TV channels, live streamTV: NBC, NBCSN, USA, CNBC, NHLNStream: NBC Sports Live | fuboTV (free trial)Live scores: SN ScoreboardThe 2019 NHL playoffs will be broadcast across NBC’s family of networks in the United States. First-round games are scattered across NBC, NBCSN, USA and CNBC through as late as April 24. From there, the second round on will be covered exclusively by NBC and NBCSN. NBC will show every game during the Stanley Cup Final.The primary outlet for live-streaming 2019 NHL playoff games is NBC Sports Live, available on desktop and by downloading the mobile app. You can also stream games live by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.Mike Emrick, Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire are NBC’s lead broadcast team for the NHL playoffs.NHL playoffs schedule, results by seriesBoston Bruins vs. St. Louis BluesDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 27Bruins 4, Blues 2BOS leads series 1-0May 29Blues 3, Bruins 2 (OT)Series tied 1-1June 1Bruins 7, Blues 2BOS leads series 2-1June 3Blues 4, Bruins 2Series tied 2-2June 6Blues 2, Bruins 1STL leads series 3-2June 9Bruins 5, Blues 1Series tied 3-3June 12Blues 4, Bruins 1STL wins series 4-3Boston Bruins vs. Carolina HurricanesDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 9Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2BOS leads series 1-0May 12Bruins 6, Hurricanes 2BOS leads series 2-0May 14Bruins 2, Hurricanes 1BOS leads series 3-0May 16Bruins 4, Hurricanes 0BOS wins series 4-0San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis BluesDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 11Sharks 6, Blues 3SJS leads series 1-0May 13Blues 4, Sharks 2Series tied 1-1May 15Sharks 5, Blues 4 (OT)SJS leads series 2-1May 17Blues 2, Sharks 1Series tied 2-2May 19Blues 5, Sharks 0STL leads series 3-2May 21Blues 5, Sharks 1STL wins series 4-2(*if necessary)Round 2Eastern ConferenceBoston Bruins (A2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 25Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 2BOS leads series 1-0April 27Blue Jackets 3, Bruins 2 (2OT)Series tied 1-1April 30Blue Jackets 2, Bruins 1CBJ leads series 2-1May 2Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 1Series tied 2-2May 4Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 3BOS leads series 3-2May 6Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 0BOS wins series 4-2New York Islanders (M2) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 26Hurricanes 1, Islanders 0 (OT)CAR leads series 1-0April 28Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1CAR leads series 2-0May 1Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2CAR leads series 3-0May 3Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2CAR wins series 4-0Western ConferenceSan Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 26Sharks 5, Avalanche 2SJS leads series 1-0April 28Avalanche 4, Sharks 3Series tied 1-1April 30Sharks 4, Avalanche 2SJS leads series 2-1May 2Avalanche 3, Sharks 0Series tied 2-2May 4Sharks 2, Avalanche 1SJS leads series 3-2May 6Avalanche 4, Sharks 3Series tied 3-3May 8Sharks 3, Avalanche 2SJS wins series 4-3*If necessarySt. Louis Blues (C3) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 25Blues 3, Stars 2STL leads series 1-0April 27Stars 4, Blues 2Series tied 1-1April 29Blues 4, Stars 3STL leads series 2-1May 1Stars 4, Blues 2Series tied 2-2May 3Stars 2, Blues 1DAL leads series 3-2May 5Blues 4, Stars 1Series tied 3-3May 7Blues 2, Stars 1 (2OT)STL wins series 4-3Round 1Eastern ConferenceTampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Blue Jackets 4, Lightning 3CBJ leads series 1-0April 12Blue Jackets 5, Lightning 1CBJ leads series 2-0April 14Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1CBJ leads series 3-0April 16Blue Jackets 7, Lightning 3CBJ wins series 4-0Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 11Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 1TOR leads series 1-0April 13Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1Series tied 1-1April 15Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2TOR leads series 2-1April 17Bruins 6, Maple Leafs 4Series tied 2-2April 19Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1TOR leads series 3-2April 21Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2Series 3-3April 23Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1BOS wins series 4-3(*if necessary)Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (WC1)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 11Capitals 4, Hurricanes 2WSH leads series 1-0April 13Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)WSH leads series 2-0April 15Hurricanes 5, Capitals 0WSH leads series 2-1April 18Hurricanes 2, Capitals 1Series tied 2-2April 20Capitals 6, Hurricanes 0WSH leads series 3-2April 22Hurricanes 5, Capitals 2Series tied 3-3April 24Hurricanes 4, Capitals 3 (2OT)CAR wins series 4-3(*if necessary)New York Islanders (M2) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (OT)NYI leads series 1-0April 12Islanders 3, Penguins 1NYI leads series 2-0April 14Islanders 4, Penguins 1NYI leads series 3-0April 16Islanders 3, Penguins 1NYI wins series 4-0Western ConferenceCalgary Flames (P1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 11Flames 4, Avalanche 0CGY leads series 1-0April 13Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)Series tied 1-1April 15Avalanche 6, Flames 2COL leads series 2-1April 17Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT)COL leads series 3-1April 19Avalanche 5, Flames 1COL wins series 4-1(*if necessary)San Jose Sharks (P2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (P3)DateMatchupTime (TV channel)April 10Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2SJS leads series 1-0April 12Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3Series tied 1-1April 14Golden Knights 6, Sharks 3VGK leads series 2-1April 16Golden Knights 5, Sharks 0VGK leads series 3-1April 18Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2VGK leads series 3-2April 21Sharks 2, Golden Knights 1Series tied 3-3April 23Sharks 5, Golden Knights 4 (OT)SJS wins series 4-3(*if necessary)Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Dallas Stars (WC1)
OMAHA — Fears about coronavirus slowed Iowa’s economy during February, along with the overall economy across the Midwest, according to a Creighton University survey of business leaders and supply managers in nine states.Creighton economist Ernie Goss says the impact on commerce is critical, as the virus has infected tens of thousands of people around the world, with more than three-thousand dead.“We asked the supply managers, and these are men and women that are buying goods from abroad in many cases and domestically, four out of ten, 40% of supply managers indicated negative impacts from the coronavirus,” Goss says. “That’s a real concern for the regional economy going forward.”The illness originated in China and that’s where tens of millions of people are quarantined, with factories of all sorts temporarily closed. Goss says that’s gumming up the gears that would ordinarily keep manufacturing moving.“Twenty-seven percent said they’d switch vendors, actually switch vendors because of the coronavirus,” Goss says. “That’s a real concern if this coronavirus is, if we see do that in the U.S. popping up more so than what we’ve seen thus far.” On the plus side, Goss says some of those supply managers who said they’re switching vendors are switching to -domestic- vendors.The stock market tumbled last week over fears about the virus and Goss says it’s brought about a quick response. “We’re seeing businesses and individual investors looking for safety, safety is the number-one concern right now, not the rate of return,” Goss says. “Where do you go for safety? Gold. Gold prices are up. Where else do you go for safety? U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing up prices and yields down.”Goss says hiring across the region is down as businesses continue to struggle to find qualified workers.The monthly Creighton survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.