2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV schedule: First Round

The quest for the Stanley Cup is down to the playoffs, with 16 teams grinding toward one goal in the NHL’s “second season” beginning Wednesday, April 15. NBCSN, NBC, CNBC, USA Network and NHL Network combine to televise the NHL Playoffs.

2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV Schedule: First Round

2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV Schedule: First Round

*If Necessary. TBA = To Be Announced.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Montreal Canadiens vs. No. 4 Ottawa Senators
Wednesday, April 15: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm ET, NHL Network
Friday, April 17: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm ET, CNBC
Sunday, April 19 , Montreal at Ottawa, 7pm ET, NBCSN
Wednesday, April 22, Montreal at Ottawa, 7pm ET USA Network
Friday, April 24*: Ottawa at Montreal, TBA
Sunday, April 26*: Montreal at Ottawa, TBA
Tuesday, April 28*: Ottawa at Montreal TBA

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 3 Detroit Red Wings
Thursday, April 16: Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm ET, CNBC
Saturday, April 18: Detroit at Tampa Bay, 3pm ET, NBC
Tuesday, April 21: Tampa Bay at Detroit, 3pm ET, NBCSN
Thursday, April 23: Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7pm ET, NBCSN
Saturday, April 25*: Detroit at Tampa Bay, TBA
Monday, April 27*: Tampa Bay at Detroit, TBA
Wednesday, April 29*: Detroit at Tampa Bay, TBA

No. 1 N.Y. Rangers vs. No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins
Thursday, April 16: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7pm ET, NBCSN
Saturday, April 18: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 8pm ET, NBC
Monday, April 20: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7pm ET, NBCSN
Wednesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7pm ET, NBCSN
Friday, April 24*: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, TBA
Sunday, April 26*: N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBA
Tuesday, April 28*: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, TBA

No. 2 Washington Capitals vs. No. 3 N.Y. Islanders
Wednesday, April 15: N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7pm ET, USA Network
Friday, April 17: N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7pm ET, NBCSN
Sunday, April 19: Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 12pm ET, NBC
Tuesday, April 21: Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30pm ET, USA Network
Thursday, April 23*: N.Y. Islanders at Washington, TBA
Saturday, April 25*: Washington at N.Y. Islanders, TBA
Monday, April 27*: N.Y. Islanders at Washington, TBA

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 St. Louis Blues vs. No. 4 Minnesota Wild
Thursday, April 16: Minnesota at St. Louis, 9:30pm ET, NBCSN
Saturday, April 18: Minnesota at St. Louis, 3pm ET, NBC
Monday, April 20: St. Louis at Minnesota, 8pm ET, CNBC
Wednesday, April 22: St. Louis at Minnesota, 9:30pm ET, NBCSN
Friday, April 24*: Minnesota at St. Louis, TBA
Sunday, April 26*: St. Louis at Minnesota, TBA
Wednesday, April 29*: Minnesota at St. Louis, TBA

No. 2 Nashville Predators vs. No. 3 Chicago Blackhawks
Wednesday, April 15: Chicago at Nashville, 8:30pm ET, NBCSN
Friday, April 17: Chicago at Nashville, 9:30pm ET, NBCSN
Sunday, April 19: Nashville at Chicago, 3pm ET, NBC
Tuesday, April 21: Nashville at Chicago, 9:30pm ET, NBCSN
Thursday, April 23*: Chicago at Nashville, TBA
Saturday, April 25*: Nashville at Chicago, TBA
Monday, April 27*: Chicago at Nashville, TBA

No. 1 Anaheim Ducks vs. No. 4 Winnipeg Jets
Thursday, April 16: Winnipeg at Anaheim, 10:30pm ET, CNBC
Saturday, April 18: Winnipeg at Anaheim, 10:30pm ET, NBCSN
Monday, April 20: Anaheim at Winnipeg, 9pm ET, NBCSN
Wednesday, April 22: Anaheim at Winnipeg, 9:30pm ET, USA Network
Friday, April 24*: Winnipeg at Anaheim TBA
Sunday, April 26*: Anaheim at Winnipeg, TBA
Tuesday, April 28*: Winnipeg at Anaheim, TBA

No. 2 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 3 Calgary Flames
Wednesday, April 15: Calgary at Vancouver, 10pm ET, USA Network
Friday, April 17: Calgary at Vancouver, 10pm ET, CNBC
Sunday, April 19: Vancouver at Calgary, 10pm ET, NBCSN
Tuesday, April 21: Vancouver at Calgary, 10pm ET, USA Network
Thursday, April 23*: Calgary at Vancouver, TBA
Saturday, April 25*: Vancouver at Calgary, TBA
Monday, April 27*: Calgary at Vancouver, TBA

Here’s a day-by-day schedule from the NBC Sports Group:

Following is NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round television schedule through Tue., April 28, including all potential Game 5, 6 and 7 matchups. (NOTE: Games airing on NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are subject to local blackouts in the first round; all times ET and subject to change):

Date

Coverage

Network

Time (ET)

Wed., April 15

Game 1 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington

USA Network

7 p.m.

Game 1 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal

NHL Network

7 p.m.

Game 1 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville

NBCSN

8:30 p.m.

Game 1 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver

USA Network

10 p.m.

Thu., April 16

Game 1 – (4) Pittsburgh at  (1) N.Y. Rangers

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 1 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay

CNBC

7:30 p.m.

Game 1 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis

NBCSN

9:30 p.m.

Game 1 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim

CNBC

10:30 p.m.

Fri., April 17

Game 2 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 2 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal

CNBC

7 p.m.

Game 2 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville

NBCSN

9:30 p.m.

Game 2 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver

CNBC

10 p.m.

Sat., April 18

Game 2 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay**

NBC

3 p.m.

Game 2 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis**

NBC

3 p.m.

Game 2 – (4) Pittsburgh at (1) N.Y. Rangers

NBC

8 p.m.

Game 2 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim

NBCSN

10:30 p.m.

Sun., April 19

Game 3 – (2) Washington at (3) N.Y. Islanders

NBC

Noon

Game 3 – (2) Nashville at (3) Chicago

NBC

3 p.m.

Game 3 – (1) Montreal at (4) Ottawa

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 3 – (2) Vancouver at (3) Calgary

NBCSN

10 p.m.

Mon., April 20

Game 3 – (1) N.Y. Rangers at (4) Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 3 – (1) St. Louis at (4) Minnesota

CNBC

8 p.m.

Game 3 – (1) Anaheim at (4) Winnipeg***

NHL Network

9 p.m.

Tues., April 21

Game 3 – (2) Tampa Bay at (3) Detroit

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 4 – (2) Washington at (3) N.Y. Islanders

USA Network

7:30 p.m.

Game 4 – (2) Nashville at (3) Chicago

NBCSN

9:30 p.m.

Game 4 – (2) Vancouver at (3) Calgary

USA Network

10 p.m.

Wed., April 22

Game 4 – (1) Montreal at (4) Ottawa

USA Network

7 p.m.

Game 4 – (1) N.Y. Rangers at (4) Pittsburgh

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 4 – (1) St. Louis at (4) Minnesota

NBCSN

9:30 p.m.

Game 4 – (1) Anaheim at (4) Winnipeg

USA Network

9:30 p.m.

Thur., April 23

Game 4 – (2) Tampa Bay at (3) Detroit

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Game 5 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington*

TBD

TBD

Game 5 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville*

TBD

TBD

Game 5 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver*

TBD

TBD

Fri., April 24

Game 5 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal*

TBD

TBD

Game 5 – (4) Pittsburgh at (1) N.Y. Rangers*

TBD

TBD

Game 5 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis*

TBD

TBD

Game 5 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim*

TBD

TBD

Sat., April 25

Game 5 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay*

TBD

TBD

Game 6 – (2) Washington at (3) N.Y. Islanders*

TBD

TBD

Game 6 – (2) Nashville at (3) Chicago*

TBD

TBD

Game 6 – (2) Vancouver at (3) Calgary*

TBD

TBD

Sun., April 26

Game 6 – (1) Montreal at (4) Ottawa*

TBD

TBD

Game 6 – (1) N.Y. Rangers at (4) Pittsburgh*

TBD

TBD

Game 6 – (1) St. Louis at (4) Minnesota*

TBD

TBD

Game 6 – (1) Anaheim at (4) Winnipeg*

TBD

TBD

Mon., April 27

Game 6 – (2) Tampa Bay at (3) Detroit*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (3) N.Y. Islanders at (2) Washington*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (3) Chicago at (2) Nashville*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (3) Calgary at (2) Vancouver*

TBD

TBD

Tues., April 28

Game 7 – (4) Ottawa at (1) Montreal*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (4) Pittsburgh at (1) N.Y. Rangers*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (4) Winnipeg at (1) Anaheim*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (3) Detroit at (2) Tampa Bay*

TBD

TBD

Game 7 – (4) Minnesota at (1) St. Louis*

TBD

TBD

*if necessary

**signifies regionalized coverage. On Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, select markets will receive Red Wings-Lightning on NBC, and Wild-Blues on NBCSN. Remaining markets will receive Wild-Blues on NBC, and Red Wings-Lightning on NBCSN.

***NBCSN will join in progress following Rangers-Penguins game.

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