Bleacher Report: NHL Playoffs 2019: Updated 1st-Round Schedule, Dates, Times and Predictions
One of the best regular-season teams in NHL history is now on the brink of playoff elimination.
On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost their third straight game to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and if they fall on the road on Tuesday, they'll be swept out of the playoffs.
And that's just one series. There are plenty of other storylines and exciting matchups around the NHL this postseason that will unfold in the next several weeks.
Here's an updated look at what's coming up in the first round, as well as predictions for Monday's slate of four games.