NHL Playoff TV Schedule
This year’s NHL Playoffs are sure to be a good one, so make sure you don’t miss a moment of it.
Alex Ovechkin and the high-flying Washington Capitals are looking for that elusive playoff success, but face a red-hot Philadelphia Flyers squad that finished the season on a 15-6-2 run in which they passed four teams in the standings to reserve a spot in the post-season tournament.
The opening game of the NHL playoffs is at 7 pm ET on Wednesday April 13, when the injury-plagued Tampa Bay Lightning face-off against the historic Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings made the playoffs for a 25th consecutive season, an all-time record in major league sports.
Out West, the Dallas Stars take on their former home-town franchise as the Minnesota Wild will be their competitors in the first round. This is the first time these two teams meet in the playoffs.
In an always fun all-California matchup, the third-place San Jose Sharks meet the second-place LA Kings starting on Thursday night. It will be the fourth time these teams meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs, including an epic 2014 comeback by the Kings who were down 3-games-to-none to start the series.
Here’s a look at the entire NHL playoff broadcast schedule.