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NHL Playoffs Schedule is Released

Now that the regular season is over, it’s time to focus on our attention on the 16 teams attempting to lift the Stanley Cup. For the second time in the history of the NHL, a Canadian team did not make the playoffs. It’s okay hockey fans north of the border, there’s 16 clubs from which you can throw your support behind for the next two months.

The first round will begin Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. when Detroit faces Tampa Bay in Game 1. Other Game 1’s that night include New York Rangers at Pittsburgh (8:00 p.m.) and Chicago at St. Louis 9:30 p.m.

There are several days with four games scheduled but April 24 could be a great day to stay home and binge watch hockey as there are five series with a potential Game 6 scheduled that day.

The playoffs will be televised nationally on NBCSN, NBC, CNBC, and USA. The lone exception is NHL Network carrying Game 2 of the New York Islanders- Florida series Friday night. Canadian fans can catch the playoff games on CBC, Sportsnet, and SN 360 in English while TVA Sports has the French broadcasts.

16 Playoffs

All times listed are ET and subject to change.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Date                         TIME (ET)          #1 Florida vs. #4 NY Islanders         Networks

Thursday, April 14              8 p.m.                     NY Islanders at Florida                      CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Friday, April 15                    7:30 p.m.               NY Islanders at Florida                      NHL Network, SN360, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 17                  8 p.m.                     Florida at NY Islanders                      NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Wednesday, April 20          8 p.m.                     Florida at NY Islanders                      USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Friday, April 22                  TBD                       NY Islanders at Florida                      TBD

*Sunday, April 24               TBD                       Florida at NY Islanders                      TBD

*Tuesday, April 26              TBD                       NY Islanders at Florida                      TBD

 

Date                         TIME (ET)          #2 Tampa Bay vs. #3 Detroit           Networks         

Wednesday, April 13          7 p.m.                     Detroit at Tampa Bay                        NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Friday, April 15                    7 p.m.                     Detroit at Tampa Bay                        CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 17                  7 p.m.                     Tampa Bay at Detroit                        CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, April 19                7 p.m.                     Tampa Bay at Detroit                        NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Thursday, April 21            TBD                       Detroit at Tampa Bay                        TBD

*Sunday, April 24               TBD                       Tampa Bay at Detroit                        TBD

*Tuesday, April 26              TBD                       Detroit at Tampa Bay                        TBD

 

Date                         TIME (ET)          #1 Washington vs. #4 Philadelphia   Networks       

Thursday, April 14              7 p.m.                     Philadelphia at Washington              NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 16               7 p.m.                     Philadelphia at Washington              CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, April 18                 7 p.m.                     Washington at Philadelphia              NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, April 20          7 p.m.                     Washington at Philadelphia              NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Friday, April 22                  TBD                       Philadelphia at Washington              TBD

*Sunday, April 24               TBD                       Washington at Philadelphia              TBD

*Wednesday, April 27        TBD                       Philadelphia at Washington              TBD

 

Date                         TIME (ET)          #2 Pittsburgh vs. #3 NY Rangers     Networks       

Wednesday, April 13          8 p.m.                     NY Rangers at Pittsburgh                   USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 16               3 p.m.                     NY Rangers at Pittsburgh                   NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, April 19                7 p.m.                     Pittsburgh at NY Rangers                   USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Thursday, April 21              TBD                       Pittsburgh at NY Rangers                   Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Saturday, April 23             TBD                       NY Rangers at Pittsburgh                   TBD

*Monday, April 25              TBD                       Pittsburgh at NY Rangers                   TBD

*Wednesday, April 27        TBD                       NY Rangers at Pittsburgh                   TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Date                         TIME (ET)          #1 Dallas vs. #4 Minnesota               Networks

Thursday, April 14              9:30 p.m.               Minnesota at Dallas                            NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 16               8 p.m.                     Minnesota at Dallas                            NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Monday, April 18               8:30 p.m.               Dallas at Minnesota                            CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Wednesday, April 20          9:30 p.m.               Dallas at Minnesota                            NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

*Friday, April 22                  TBD                       Minnesota at Dallas                            TBD

*Sunday, April 24               TBD                       Dallas at Minnesota                            TBD

*Tuesday, April 26              TBD                       Minnesota at Dallas                            TBD

 

Date                         TIME (ET)          #2 St. Louis vs. #3 Chicago              Networks         

Wednesday, April 13          9:30 p.m.               Chicago at St. Louis                            NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports

Friday, April 15                    8 p.m.                     Chicago at St. Louis                            NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 17                  3 p.m.                     St. Louis at Chicago                            NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Tuesday, April 19                9:30 p.m.               St. Louis at Chicago                            NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Thursday, April 21            TBD                       Chicago at St. Louis                            TBD

*Saturday, April 23             TBD                       St. Louis at Chicago                            TBD

*Monday, April 25              TBD                       Chicago at St. Louis                            TBD

 

Date                         TIME (ET)          #1 Anaheim vs. #4 Nashville             Networks       

Friday, April 15                    10:30 p.m.            Nashville at Anaheim                         NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 17                  10:30 p.m.            Nashville at Anaheim                         NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Tuesday, April 19                9:30 p.m.               Anaheim at Nashville                         USA, SN360, TVA Sports

Thursday, April 21              8 p.m.                     Anaheim at Nashville                         CNBC, FX Canada, TVA Sports

*Saturday, April 23             TBD                       Nashville at Anaheim                         TBD

*Monday, April 25              TBD                       Anaheim at Nashville                         TBD

*Wednesday, April 27        TBD                       Nashville at Anaheim                         TBD

 

Date                         TIME (ET)          #2 Los Angeles vs. #3 San Jose        Networks       

Thursday, April 14              10:30 p.m.            San Jose at Los Angeles                     CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 16               10:30 p.m.            San Jose at Los Angeles                     NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, April 18               10:30 p.m.            Los Angeles at San Jose                     NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, April 20          10:30 p.m.            Los Angeles at San Jose                     USA, CBC, TVA Sports

*Friday, April 22                  TBD                       San Jose at Los Angeles                     TBD

*Sunday, April 24               TBD                       Los Angeles at San Jose                     TBD

*Tuesday, April 26              TBD                       San Jose at Los Angeles                     TBD

 

* If necessary

TBD – To Be Determined

Starting time and national broadcast information for games listed TBD will be announced when available.

To view the schedule online, go to: https://www.nhl.com/news/t-280202816/c-280159064

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