2010 NHL Playoffs first round schedule on Versus and NBC

Stanley CupBy Ryan

The NHL Playoffs begin as the 16 teams in the postseason make the long haul toward the Stanley Cup Finals. NBC and Versus have coverage of seven of the eight first-round series. The schedule for NBC and Versus:

Eastern Conference

#1 Washington Capitals vs. #8 Montreal Canadiens
Game 1 – Montreal at Washington, Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. – Versus
Game 2 – Montreal at Washington, Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m. – Versus
*Game 5 – Montreal at Washington, Friday, April 23, 7 p.m. – Versus
*Game 6 – Washington at Montreal, Monday, April 26, 7 pm. – Versus

#3 Buffalo Sabres vs.  #6 Boston Bruins
Game 2 – Boston at Buffalo, Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m. – NBC
Game 3 – Buffalo at Boston, Monday, April 19, 7 p.m. – Versus
Game 4 – Buffalo at Boston, Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. – Versus

#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #5 Ottawa Senators
Game 1 – Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m. – Versus
Game 2 – Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Friday, April 16, 7 p.m. – Versus
Game 3 – Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Sunday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. – Versus
Game 4 – Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m. – Versus
*Game 5 – Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. – Versus
*Game 6 – Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. – Versus

Western Conference

#1 San Jose Sharks vs. #8 Colorado Avalanche
Game 1 – Colorado at San Jose, Wednesday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. – Versus (joined in progress)
Game 2 – Colorado at San Jose, Friday, April 16, 10:30 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
Game 3 – San Jose at Colorado, Sunday, April 18, 9:30 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
Game 4 – San Jose at Colorado, Tuesday, April 20, 10 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
*Game 5 – Colorado at San Jose, Thursday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. – Versus (JIP)

#2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #7 Nashville Predators
Game 1 – Nashville at Chicago, Friday, April 16, 8:30 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
Game 2 – Nashville at Chicago, Sunday, April 18, 8:30 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
Game 3 – Chicago at Nashville, Tuesday, April 20, 9 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
Game 4 – Chicago at Nashville, Thursday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. – Versus (JIP)
*Game 5 – Nashville at Chicago, Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m. – NBC

#3 Vancouver Canucks vs. #6 Los Angeles Kings
Game 1 – Los Angeles at Vancouver, Thursday, April 15, 10 p.m. – Versus
Game 2 – Los Angeles at Vancouver, Saturday, April 17, 10 p.m. – Versus
Game 3 – Vancouver at Los Angeles, Monday, April 19, 10 p.m. – Versus
Game 4 – Vancouver at Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 21, 10 p.m. – Versus
*Game 6 – Vancouver at Los Angeles, Sunday, April 25, TBA – Versus

#4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #5 Detroit Red Wings
Game 1 – Detroit at Phoenix, Wednesday, April 14, 10 p.m. – Versus
Game 2 – Detroit at Phoenix, Friday, April 16, 10 p.m. – Versus
Game 3 – Phoenix at Detroit, Sunday, April 18, 3 p.m. – NBC
*Game 5 – Detroit at Phoenix, Friday, April 23, 10 p.m. – Versus
*Game 6 – Phoenix at Detroit, Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m. – NBC

* – If Necessary

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