Apr 9, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Darth Vader raises the Stanley Cup before the game between the Dallas Stars and the Los Angeles Kings at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Finally: 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round TV Schedule


What a year it’s been. First, two major identical signings that changed the course of the Minnesota Wild franchise. Then, a lockout. Next was a mad scramble to put together what was left of the season. And now? The Minnesota Wild, after five long years, are finally in the hunt for the Stanley Cup. That said, here is the full TV schedule for the entire first round of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs:

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals:

Series A

#1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #8 New York Islanders (all times EST)

Game 1 – Wednesday, May 1 – 7:30 pm   Islanders at Penguins – NBC Sports Network, TSN

Game 2 – Friday, May 3 – 7:30 pm   Islanders at Penguins – NBC Sports Netowrk, TSN

Game 3 – Sunday, May 5 – 12:00 pm  Penguins at Islanders – NBC, TSN

Game 4 – Tuesday, May 7 – 7:00 pm   Penguins at Islanders – NBC Sports Network, TSN

* Game 5 – Thursday, May 9 – 7:00 pm   Islanders at Penguins – TSN

* Game 6 – Saturday, May 11 – TBD   Penguins at Islanders – TSN

* Game 7 – Sunday, May 12 – TBD   Islanders at Penguins – TSN

 

Series B

#2 Montreal Canadiens vs. #7 Ottawa Senators

Game 1 – Thursday, May 2 – 7:00 pm   Senators at Canadiens – CNBC, CBC, RDS

Game 2 – Friday, May 3 – 7:00 pm    Senators at Canadiens – CNBC, CBC, RDS

Game 3 – Sunday, May 5 – 7:00 pm   Canadiens at Senators – NBCSN, CBC, RDS

Game 4 – Tuesday, May 7 – 7:00 pm   Canadiens at Senators – CNBC, CBC, RDS

*  Game 5 – Thursday, May 9 – 7:00 pm   Senators at Canadiens – CBC, RDS

* Game 6 – Saturday, May 11 – TBD    Canadiens at Senators – CBC, RDS

* Game 7 – Sunday, May 12 – TBD   Senators at Canadiens – CBC, RDS

 

Series C

#3 Washington Capitals vs. #6 New York Rangers

Game 1 – Thursday, May 2 – 7:30 pm  Rangers at Capitals – NBCSN, TSN

Game 2 – Saturday, May 4 – 12:30 pm   Rangers at Capitals – NBC, TSN

Game 3 – Monday, May 6 – 7:30 pm   Capitals at Rangers – NBCSN, TSN

Game 4 – Wednesday, May 8 – 7:30 pm   Capitals at Rangers – NBCSN, TSN

*Game 5 – Friday, May 10 – 7:30 pm   Rangers at Capitals – TSN

*Game 6 – Sunday, May 12 – TBD   Capitals at Rangers – TSN

* Game 7 – Monday, May 13 – TBD  Rangers at Capitals – TSN

 

Series D

#4 Boston Bruins vs. #5 Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 1 – Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00 pm  Leafs at Bruins – CNBC, CBC, RDS

Game 2 – Saturday, May 4 – 7:00 pm  Leafs at Bruins – CNBC, CBC, RDS

Game 3 – Monday, May 6 – 7:00 pm  Bruins at Leafs – NHLN-US, CBC, RDS

Game 4 – Wednesday, May 8 – 7:00 pm  Bruins at Leafs – NHLN-US, CBC, RDS

* Game 5 – Friday, May 10 – 7:00 pm  Leafs at Bruins – CBC, RDS

* Game 6 – Sunday, May 12 – TBD  Bruins at Leafs – CBC, RDS

* Game 7 – Monday, May 13 – TBD  Leafs at Bruins – CBC, RDS

 

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Series E

#1 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #8 Minnesota Wild

Game 1 – Tuesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm  Wild at Hawks – NBCSN, CBC

Game 2 – Friday, May 3 – 9:30 pm  Wild at Hawks – NBCSN, CBC

Game 3 – Sunday, May 5 – 3:00 pm  Hawks at Wild – NBC, CBC

Game 4 – Tuesday, May 7 – 9:30 pm  Hawks at Wild – NBCSN, CBC

* Game 5 – Thursday, May 9 – TBD  Wild at Hawks – CBC

* Game 6 – Saturday, May 11 – TBD  Hawks at Wild – CBC

* Game 7 – Sunday, May 12 – TBD  Wild at Hawks – CBC

 

Series F

#2 Anaheim Ducks vs. #7 Detroit Red Wings

Game 1 – Tuesday, April 30 – 10:30 pm   Wings at Ducks – NBCSN, TSN

Game 2 – Thursday, May 2 – 10:00 pm   Wings at Ducks – NBCSN, TSN

Game 3 – Saturday, May 4 – 7:30 pm  Ducks at Wings – NBCSN, TSN

Game 4 – Monday, May 6 – 8:00 pm  Ducks at Wings – CNBC, TSN

* Game 5 – Wednesday, May 8 – 10:00 pm  Wings at Ducks – TSN

* Game 6 – Friday, May 10 – TBD  Ducks at Wings – TSN

* Game 7 – Sunday, May 12 – TBD  Wings at Ducks – TSN

 

Series G

#3 Vancouver Canucks vs. #6 San Jose Sharks

Game 1 – Wednesday, May 1 – 10:30 pm   Sharks at Canucks – NBCSN, TSN

Game 2 – Friday, May 3 – 10:00 pm   Sharks at Canucks – CNBC, TSN

Game 3 – Sunday, May 5 – 10:00 pm   Canucks at Sharks – NBCSN, TSN

Game 4 – Tuesday, May 7 – 10:00 pm   Canucks at Sharks – CNBC, TSN

* Game 5 – Thursday, May 9 – 10:00 pm   Sharks at Canucks – TSN

* Game 6 – Saturday, May 11 – TBD   Canucks at Sharks – TSN

* Game 7 – Monday, May 13 – TBD   Sharks at Canucks – TSN

 

Series H

#4 St. Louis Blues vs. #5 Los Angeles Kings

Game 1 – Tuesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm   Kings at Blues – CNBC, CBC

Game 2 – Thursday, May 2 – 9:30 pm   Kings at Blues – CNBC, CBC

Game 3 – Saturday, May 4 – 10:00 pm   Blues at Kings – NBCSN, CBC

Game 4 – Monday, May 6 – 10:00 pm   Blues at Kings – NBCSN, CBC

* Game 5 – Wednesday, May 8 – TBD   Kings at Blues – CBC

* Game 6 – Friday, May 10 – TBD   Blues at Kings – CBC

* Game 7 – Monday, May 13 – TBD   Kings at Blues – CBC

 

* denotes if necessary

Can the Kings repeat?  Will the Penguins and Blackhawks live up to the regular season hype?  Which team will provide the biggest upset this year? Will that team be the Minnesota Wild? Sure, why not.

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