Apr 28, 2011, 12:54 AM EST
Let’s make no mistake about it; the first round of the 2011 playoffs is going to be tough to match. There were nine straight nights with at least one overtime game, including two Game 7’s that went beyond regulation. Those eight series featured plenty of comeback wins and high-pressure hockey.
For a quick preview of the 2011 semifinals, click here. Now let’s look at the game-by-game schedules for the four series that will take place in the second round, with a note for any contests that will be covered by Versus or NBC. (For information regarding TV schedules in Canada, click here.)
Included: Date, where the game will take place, start time and channel (if applicable). Italics indicate “if necessary” and TBD means to be determined. All start times are according to Eastern Standard Time (ET).
Important Note: Some games might be joined in progress on Versus and this schedule is subject to change.
Eastern Conference semifinals
1. Washington Capitals vs. 5. Tampa Bay Lightning
Game 1: Friday, April 29 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 2: Sunday, May 1 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 3: Tuesday, May 3 at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. VERSUS
Game 4: Wednesday, May 4 at Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Saturday, May 7 at Washington, 12:30 p.m. NBC
Game 6: Monday, May 9 at Tampa Bay, TBD VERSUS
Game 7: Wednesday, May 11 at Washington, TBD VERSUS
2. Philadelphia Flyers vs. 3. Boston Bruins
Game 1: Saturday, April 30 at Philadelphia, 3:00 p.m. NBC
Game 2: Monday, May 2 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. VERSUS
Game 3: Wednesday, May 4 at Boston, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 4: Friday, May 6 at Boston, 8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Sunday, May 8 at Philadelphia, 3:00 p.m. NBC
Game 6: Tuesday, May 10 at Boston, TBD VERSUS
Game 7: Thursday, May 12 at Philadelphia, TBD VERSUS
Western Conference semifinals
1. Vancouver Canucks vs. 5. Nashville Predators
Game 1: Thursday, April 28 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 2: Saturday, April 30 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 3: Tuesday, May 3 at Nashville, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 4: Thursday, May 5 at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. VERSUS
Game 5: Saturday, May 7 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 6: Monday, May 9 at Nashville, TBD VERSUS
Game 7: Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver, TBD VERSUS
2. San Jose Sharks vs. 3. Detroit Red Wings
Game 1: Friday, April 29 at San Jose, 10:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 2: Sunday, May 1 at San Jose, 3:00 p.m. NBC
Game 3: Wednesday, May 4 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m.
Game 4: Friday, May 6 at Detroit, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 5: Sunday, May 8 at San Jose, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Game 6: Tuesday, May 10 at Detroit, TBD VERSUS
Game 7: Thursday, May 12 at San Jose, TBD VERSUS
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