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NHL on NBC Stanley Cup Playoff schedule

Apr 14, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

Claude Julien, Zdeno Chara AP

Here’s your definitive breakdown of all the playoff games, start times (all ET) and which one of the networks — NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, NHLN — they’ll be on.

Additionally, every game on an NBC network (NBC, NBCSN, CNBC) can be viewed live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game 1 – Friday, April 18 – 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Sunday, April 20 – 3:00 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 22 – 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Thursday, April 24 – 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – 3 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Monday, April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game 1 – Wednesday, April 16 – 7:00 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Friday, April 18 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Sunday, April 20 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Tuesday, April 22 – 7 p.m. (NHLN)

*Game 5 – Thursday, April 24 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Sunday, April 27 – TBD (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 7 – Tuesday, April 29 – TBD

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Game 1 – Wednesday, April 16 – 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 23 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – TBD

*Game 6 – Monday, April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Sunday, April 20 – Noon (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 22 – 8 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Friday, April 25 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Sunday, April 27 – Noon (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Tuesday, April 29 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 9:30 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 – 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 8:00 p.m. (NHLN)

Game 4 – Thursday, April 24 – 9:30 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – TBD

*Game 6 – Monday, April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 – 3 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 8:30 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 23 – 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Friday, April 25 – 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Sunday, April 27 – 3 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 7 – Tuesday, April 29 – TBD

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

Game 1 – Wednesday, April 16 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Friday, April 18 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday. April 23 – 8 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Friday, April 25 – 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Sunday, April 27 – TBD

*Game 7 – Tuesday 29 – TBD

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Sunday, April 20 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 22 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Thursday, April 24 – 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – TBD (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Monday April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

A reminder that you can watch all the games live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app; if you’re at home watching on TV, use NBC’s handy NHL Playoff Finder to figure out which channels the games are on.

  1. letsgolightning - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Ok, so I’ll admit, not everyone cares about the Lightning winning their series. But don’t we all want the Habs to lose?

    • ctcork - Apr 14, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      I was going to object but I see you too are a Lightning fan. Sigh. If we can’t have people cheering for us, at least they’ll be cheering against the Habs.

      Cheers and go Bolts

    • billiam55 - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      bolts are one of the underrated teams i feel like. idk though. Price is pretty good. hopefully u beat the divers.

  2. chaser44 - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    What a joke the NHL made itself with this schedule. ONLY ONE SERIES has back to back games, the flyers vs rangers and its games 6 and 7 in different cities. Not only that the last 3 are in 4 days, no other series has that either. Looks like they want to make sure CINDY plays a worn out team in round two if she can beat the jackets.

    • tved12 - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:06 PM

      If they win in 6 or less they’ll be fine. I’ve heard Philly fans whining all day, get over it. If they’re good enough, they’ll figure it out.

    • miketoasty - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      That’s hilarious chaser44. Please keep whining, it seems to be a specialty of the Flyers around this time every year.

    • jernster21 - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM

      Because the travel is soooooo hard.

    • bobc74 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      Easy way to fix that problem. Win the first 4.

  3. nunan - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Couple match-ups in the DET BOS series I look forward to..not sure they’ll even be on the ice at the same time but just in terms of similarities between these guys:

    Bergeron and Datsyuk – Selke winners, great on faceoffs, dangerous offensively, highly respected guys
    Boychuk and Kronwall – Both have the habit of laying huge, open ice hits…even the same jersey #s

  4. billiam55 - Apr 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    really bugs me that we HAVE to watch the playoffs on only NBC.

  5. JB (the original) - Apr 15, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Wrong start time for Game 3 of the Wild/Avs; NHL.com has it at 7pm Eastern. So for our (MN) 2 home games we get a 6 pm start and an 8:30 pm start (local time).

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