How to watch the Vegas Golden Knights in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights snuck in as the final seed for the Western Conference in the NHL Playoffs, but they shouldn’t be much of an underdog.
Anaheim Ducks v Vegas Golden Knights
Anaheim Ducks v Vegas Golden Knights / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

The Vegas Golden Knights had to fight for that final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they got there in the end. Unlike in the Eastern Conference, where the Washington Capitals could be major underdogs against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning New York Rangers, that’s not the case with Vegas, who are one of the better bottom-seeded teams we have seen in a while. 

If you’re a fan hoping to see the Knights seek back-to-back Stanley Cups, or if they’re your team in the NHL Playoffs, keep reading for a rundown on everything you need to know about who they will play in Round 1 and how you can catch each game. 

Who are the Golden Knights playing in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs?

The Knights will face off with the Dallas Stars, a team they fared extremely well against in the regular season. But Dallas is a tough team, and you can argue they are the deepest in the Western Conference, so this matchup may not be so easy for Vegas despite their recent success against the Stars. 

When are the Knights and Stars scheduled to face off?

Game 1 begins at 9:30 PM EST on Monday, April 22nd, in Dallas, and the rest of the scheduled games are as follows - all times Eastern:

  • Game 2: Wednesday, April 24th, 9:30 PM
  • Game 3: Saturday, April 27th, 10:30 PM
  • Game 4: Monday, April 29th TBD
  • Game 5: Wednesday, May 1st, TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Friday, May 3rd, TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Sunday, May 5th, TBD (if necessary)

How to watch the Knights and Stars Round 1 series?

Check out Game 1 on ESPN, SN360, FX, or TVAS, and if you’re looking for what Games 2 through 7 have in store, keep reading:

  • Game 2: TVAS, SN360, ESPN
  • Game 3: MAX, truTV, TBS, TVAS, SN360, SN
  • Game 4: TBD
  • Game 5: TBD
  • Game 6: TBD
  • Game 7: TBD

Also, if you plan on streaming games online but you aren’t sure where to go, fuboTV will cover everything. 

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What to watch for in the Knights-Stars matchup

Vegas and Dallas played one another three times this season, with Vegas taking all three matchups, one in regulation and two in overtime. The Knights may have had the Stars number in the regular season, but all fans know that anything can happen in playoff hockey. Sure, the Knights could skate into Dallas knowing they have handled this team before, but expect a much more focused Dallas Stars team now that it’s the postseason. 


(Statistics provided by Hockey-Reference)