2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round Schedule

The regular season is over. The playoffs are here and some of the most compelling action you’ll see will begin Wednesday.

All eight of the playoff series are listed below with US and Canadian networks. In the first round, the US local regional sports networks have exclusivity except when games are picked up by NBC. In Canada, the games are aired nationally either by lame ducks CBC and TSN.

In the US, NHL games will be aired nationally either on NBCSN, CNBC or NHL Network. Except when NBC airs a game, the local RSN will be aired and the NBC networks will be blacked out.

For the first weekend, NBC has doubleheaders on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 at noon and 3 p.m. ET.

With only one Canadian team in the playoffs, CBC will try to ride Montreal for as long as possible.

Here is the schedule along with network assignments for the Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 schedule

Below are dates, times, national broadcast information and results for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Information on the U.S. broadcast for games later in the round will be released as it is determined.

All times listed are ET and subject to change.

EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS
SERIES A
TIME (ET)    vs.  NETWORKS
Friday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Boston NBCSN, TSN
Sunday, April 20 3 p.m. Detroit at Boston NBC, TSN
Tuesday, April 22 7:30 p.m. Boston at Detroit NBCSN, TSN
Thursday, April 24 8 p.m. Boston at Detroit NBCSN, TSN
*Saturday, April 26 3 p.m. Detroit at Boston NBC, TSN
*Monday, April 28 TBD Boston at Detroit TSN
*Wednesday, April 30 TBD Detroit at Boston TSN
SERIES B
TIME (ET)    vs. 
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC
Friday, April 18 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC
Sunday, April 20 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, RDS, NBCSN
Tuesday, April 22 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, RDS, NHLN U.S.
*Thursday, April 24 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC
*Sunday, April 27 TBD Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, RDS, NBCSN
Tuesday, April 29 TBD Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS
SERIES C
TIME (ET)  vs. 
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Saturday, April 19 7 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Monday, April 21 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus NBCSN, CBC
Wednesday, April 23 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus NBCSN, CBC
*Saturday, April 26 TBD Columbus at Pittsburgh CBC
*Monday, April 28 TBD Pittsburgh at Columbus CBC
*Wednesday, April 30 TBD Columbus at Pittsburgh CBC
SERIES D
TIME (ET)    vs. 
NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 7 p.m. Philadelphia at NY Rangers CNBC, TSN
Sunday, April 20 Noon Philadelphia at NY Rangers NBC, TSN
Tuesday, April 22 8 p.m. NY Rangers at Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
Friday, April 25 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Philadelphia CNBC, TSN
*Sunday, April 27 Noon Philadelphia at NY Rangers NBC, TSN
*Tuesday, April 29 TBD NY Rangers at Philadelphia TSN
*Wednesday, April 30 TBD Philadelphia at NY Rangers TSN
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS
SERIES E
TIME (ET)   vs.    NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado CNBC, TSN
Saturday, April 19 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado NBCSN, TSN
Monday, April 21 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota NHLN U.S., TSN
Thursday, April 24 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota CNBC, TSN2
*Saturday, April 26 TBD Minnesota at Colorado TSN
*Monday, April 28 TBD Colorado at Minnesota TSN
*Wednesday, April 30 TBD Minnesota at Colorado TSN
SERIES F
TIME (ET)    vs.    NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 8 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
Saturday, April 19 3 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis NBC, CBC
Monday, April 21 8:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago CNBC, CBC
Wednesday, April 23 9:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago NBCSN, CBC
*Friday, April 25 8 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis NBCSN, CBC
*Sunday, April 27 3 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago NBC, CBC
*Tuesday, April 29 TBD Chicago at St. Louis CBC
SERIES G
TIME (ET)    vs. 
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 10 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Friday, April 18 10 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
Monday, April 21 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas NBCSN, TSN
Wednesday, April 23 8 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas CNBC, TSN
*Friday, April 25  10:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim NBCSN, TSN
*Sunday, April 27 TBD Anaheim at Dallas TSN
*Tuesday, April 29 TBD Dallas at Anaheim TSN
SERIES H
TIME (ET)   vs.    NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Sunday, April 20 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN, CBC
Tuesday, April 22 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
Thursday, April 24 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC
*Saturday, April 26 TBD Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN, CBC
*Monday, April 28 TBD San Jose at Los Angeles CBC
*Wednesday, April 30 TBD Los Angeles at San Jose CBC

* – if necessary
(JIP) – joined in progress

That is all.

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