NHL Playoff Schedule Released

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    The NHL has released the playoff schedule for the first round, along with the list of networks airing each series.

    Here are the start dates for Game 1 of each series, and the network airing each opening match.

    Full schedules for each series, including networks airing each game, are posted at NHL.com.


    Eastern Conference

    SeriesStart DateNetwork
    (1) Washington VS (8) MontrealThursday, April 15 @ 7:00 pmTSN
    (2) New Jersey VS (7) PhiladelphiaWednesday, April 14 @ 7:30 pmTSN
    (3) Buffalo VS (6) BostonThursday, April 15 @ 7:00 pmCBC
    (4) Pittsburgh VS (5) OttawaWednesday, April 14 @ 7:00 pmCBC


    Western Conference

    SeriesStart DateNetwork
    (1) San Jose VS (8) ColoradoWednesday, April 14 @ 10:30 pmCBC
    (2) Chicago VS (7) NashvilleFriday, April 16 @ 8:30 pmTSN2
    (3) Vancouver VS (6) Los AngelesThursday, April 15 @ 10:00 pmCBC
    (4) Phoenix VS (5) DetroitWednesday, April 14 @ 10:00 pmTSN


    View the complete first round schedule here