NHL 2016 1st Round Playoff Schedule

With the NHL regular season over, it’s now time for the 0ne 0f the best postseasons in sports. In the United States, the networks of NBC Sports Group will be airing games, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network will be involved. NHL Network will also air a few contests when necessary.

In Canada, CBC, Sportsnet and Sportsnet 360 will have the playoffs all the way through to the Stanley Cup Final.

This year, there will not be any Canadian teams so the ratings up north may not be as high as in previous seasons.

The playoffs get underway on Wednesday and we have the schedule for you below:

NHL Stanley Cup Playofs
2016 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE

NEW YORK (April 10, 2016) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and national television coverage for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round, which begins Wednesday, April 13.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Florida vs. #4 New York Islanders
Thursday, April 14: Game 1 — 8 p.m., NY Islanders at Florida — CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Friday, April 15: Game 2 — 7:30 p.m., NY Islanders at Florida — NHL Network, SN360, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 17: Game 3 — 8 p.m., Florida at NY Islanders — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 20: Game 4 — 8 p.m., Florida at NY Islanders — USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Friday, April 22: Game 5 — TBD, NY Islanders at Florida — TBD
*Sunday, April 24: Game 6 — TBD, Florida at NY Islanders — TBD
*Tuesday, April 26: Game 7 — TBD, NY Islanders at Florida — TBD

#2 Tampa Bay vs. #3 Detroit
Wednesday, April 13: Game 1 — 7 p.m., Detroit at Tampa Bay — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Friday, April 15: Game 2 — 7 p.m., Detroit at Tampa Bay — CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 17: Game 3 — 7 p.m., Tampa Bay at Detroit — CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 19: Game 4 — 7 p.m., Tampa Bay at Detroit — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Thursday, April 21: Game 5 — TBD, Detroit at Tampa Bay — TBD
*Sunday, April 24: Game 6 — TBD, Tampa Bay at Detroit — TBD
*Tuesday, April 26: Game 7 — TBD, Detroit at Tampa Bay — TBD

#1 Washington vs. #4 Philadelphia
Thursday, April 14: Game 1 — 7 p.m., Philadelphia at Washington — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 16: Game 2 — 7 p.m., Philadelphia at Washington — CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Monday, April 18: Game 3 — 7 p.m., Washington at Philadelphia — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 20: Game 4 — 7 p.m., Washington at Philadelphia — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Friday, April 22: Game 5 — TBD, Philadelphia at Washington — TBD
*Sunday, April 24: Game 6 — TBD, Washington at Philadelphia — TBD
*Wednesday, April 27: Game 7 — TBD, Philadelphia at Washington — TBD

#2 Pittsburgh vs. #3 NY Rangers
Wednesday, April 13: Game 1 — 8 p.m., NY Rangers at Pittsburgh — USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 16: Game 2 — 3 p.m., NY Rangers at Pittsburgh — NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 19: Game 3 — 7 p.m., Pittsburgh at NY Rangers — USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Thursday, April 21: Game 4 — TBD, Pittsburgh at NY Rangers — TBD, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Saturday, April 23: Game 5 — TBD, NY Rangers at Pittsburgh — TBD
*Monday, April 25: Game 6 — TBD, Pittsburgh at NY Rangers — TBD
*Wednesday, April 27: Game 7 — TBD, NY Rangers at Pittsburgh — TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

#1 Minnesota Wild vs. #4 Dallas Stars
Thursday, April 14: Game 1 — 9:30 p.m., Minnesota at Dallas — NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 16: Game 2 — 8 p.m., Minnesota at Dallas — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Monday, April 18: Game 3 — 8:30 p.m., Dallas at Minnesota — CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 20: Game 4 — 9:30 p.m., Dallas at Minnesota — NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
*Friday, April 22: Game 5 — TBD, Minnesota at Dallas — TBD
*Sunday, April 24: Game 6 — TBD, Dallas at Minnesota — TBD
*Tuesday, April 26: Game 7 — TBD, Minnesota at Dallas — TBD

#2 St. Louis vs. #3 Chicago
Wednesday, April 13: Game 1 — 9:30 p.m., Chicago at St. Louis — NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports
Friday, April 15: Game 2 — 8 p.m., Chicago at St. Louis — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 17: Game 3 — 3 p.m., St. Louis at Chicago — NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 19: Game 4 — 9:30 p.m., St. Louis at Chicago — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Thursday, April 21: Game 5 — TBD, Chicago at St. Louis — TBD
*Saturday, April 23: Game 6 — TBD, St. Louis at Chicago — TBD
*Monday, April 25: Game 7 — TBD, Chicago at St. Louis — TBD

#1 Anaheim vs. #4 Nashville
Friday, April 15: Game 1 — 10:30 p.m., Nashville at Anaheim — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 17: Game 2 — 10:30 p.m., Nashville at Anaheim — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 19: Game 3 — 9:30 p.m., Anaheim at Nashville — USA, SN360, TVA Sports
Thursday, April 21: Game 4 — 8 p.m., Anaheim at Nashville — CNBC, FX Canada, TVA Sports
*Saturday, April 23: Game 5 — TBD, Nashville at Anaheim — TBD
*Monday, April 25: Game 6 — TBD, Anaheim at Nashville — TBD
*Wednesday, April 27: Game 7 — TBD, Nashville at Anaheim — TBD

#2 Los Angeles vs. #3 San Jose
Thursday, April 14: Game 1 — 10:30 p.m., San Jose at Los Angeles — CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 16: Game 2 — 10:30 p.m., San Jose at Los Angeles — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Monday, April 18: Game 3 — 10:30 p.m., Los Angeles at San Jose — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 20: Game 4 — 10:30 p.m., Los Angeles at San Jose — USA, CBC, TVA Sports
*Friday, April 22: Game 5 — TBD, San Jose at Los Angeles — TBD
*Sunday, April 24: Game 6 — TBD, Los Angeles at San Jose — TBD
*Tuesday, April 26: Game 7 — TBD, San Jose at Los Angeles — TBD

* If necessary

TBD – To Be Determined

That’s it.

Ken Fang

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