NHL Hockey

NBC | 7:15 pm

A pandemic-shortened 56-game NHL regular season gives way to the Stanley Cup playoffs, which gets going tonight with the Conference Quarterfinals. Under this season's temporary realignment due to travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada, the top four teams in each division make the playoffs, with the first two rounds being played in a divisional format. All rounds through the Finals in June are best-of-seven.