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Here’s the schedule for the second round

May 1, 2014, 1:36 AM EDT

The first round has just ended, but you don’t have to wait long before the second round will start. Montreal will play against Boston tomorrow and another two series will begin on Friday.

You can view the full schedule below, courtesy of NHL.com:

East Schedule
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West Schedule
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  1. arrow43050 - May 1, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    I made this same comment about Round 1 and correctly predicted the same happening in Round 2. I received 5 Thumbs Up and 60+ Thumbs Down, yet again don’t see the fairness. The Rangers (and Penguins in this round) AGAIN have the only back-to-back games scheduled and only 3 games in 4 nights. This is in games 1-3 RIGHT AFTER having games 5-7 as 3 games in 4 nights. So the Rangers get 3 in 4 with one day in between followed by another 3 in 4. Curious how this always happens to the Rangers and then people wonder why Lundqvist is worn down after the 2nd Round. Is there someone, somewhere who thinks that opening with 3 in 4 is a good idea after making the series before end in 3 of 4?

    • arrow43050 - May 1, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Oh, this is combined with having the NYR/Pitt series end 3 days (May 13 for the Rangers and Ana/LA ends May 16) before the other series. Really? Don’t you think it would have been a better idea to stretch the series out in the middle some instead of forcing a team to play so many games so soon instead of making them play 6 games in 9 days? League office has been screwing the Rangers all season.

      • sloanrox - May 1, 2014 at 1:58 AM

        NYR travelled by car to these games, and most of their “travel” during the season could be done in a phone booth. Stop complaining. Teams out west have it much tougher.

      • sloanrox - May 1, 2014 at 2:03 AM

        Also, there is a WNBA game May 8 and a Billy Joel concert May 9 at MSG. So it’s not the NHL’s screwing the Rangers, it’s MSG. Complain to them.

      • arrow43050 - May 1, 2014 at 2:12 AM

        Doesn’t matter if you travel by magic carpet, car or airplane. Playing in back to back nights and 6 games in 9 nights is strenuous. Far more so than playing 2 games in 3 nights or say 6 games in 12 nights as is custom. I feel like Jim Lovitz in A League of Their Own pointing out that they would be making more money playing baseball since that should be obvious. Also Montreal and Boston get 2 nights in a row off between for the Herculean, international, cross-continent voyage from Boston to Montreal and the same for the Kings and Ducks who make the daunting, nearly 30 mile trek from Anaheim to Los Angeles. That’s a good thing for Boston and Montreal since they’ve only been off for almost a week.

      • arrow43050 - May 1, 2014 at 2:22 AM

        And what does the Rangers playing on May 2, 4 & 5 have to do with a concert and WNBA game on May 8 & 9? Play May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16. Or put 3 in 4 later in the series rather than earlier. It all stems from the fact that they don’t want the Rangers playing on a Saturday where they get far lesser ratings and far less advertising money. The last time the Rangers played a game on a Saturday that wasn’t against a Canadian team (whose fans will watch games @ midnight on New Years Eve or on Christmas morning) was March 1.

      • sloanrox - May 1, 2014 at 2:30 AM

        There is this thing called Google. You can use it to find the answers to all your perceived NHL slights. This took me less than 30 seconds. Click here to find out why your sked isn’t going to work. http://www.consolenergycenter.com/events/all

      • hawkeedawg - May 1, 2014 at 3:01 AM

        As a Ranger Fan, don’t ever, ever, ever complain about your schedule or travels.

        Signed, a Canuck Fan

      • comeonnowguys - May 1, 2014 at 3:22 AM

        Agreed.

        One half of the league laughs at your travel complaints.

      • arrow43050 - May 1, 2014 at 10:42 AM

        @ Sloanrox — OK wiseguy, did you actually LOOK at the dates I said vs. what was on the schedule you posted? There was only one date that was the same for a game in Pitt (5/3) and that was a 7:00 Saturday Arena Football game. It’s VERY easy to have a 12:00 hockey game and set up for Arena Football for 7:00. Getting the ice done would be harder if the times were switched. So…..yeah, thanks for proving my point that the scheduling I suggested could have very easily been done.

        @ Hawkeedog, how far do they Canucks have to travel when they make the playoffs? A 1.5 hour flight vs. a 3 hour flight does NOT affect your ability to play hockey NEARLY as much as playing on back to back nights or 3 games in 4 nights or 6 games in 9 nights. You are a MORON for thinking that it would.

        @ comeonnowguys–If you could read you could see that I mention nothing about the travel schedule. It is the time between series and between games, or lack thereof. That has to do with REST not traveling. You don’t travel between games 1 & 2 and in Rounds 1 & 2 in the playoffs almost every team has a short trip between cities.

      • comeonnowguys - May 1, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        96 miles versus 408 miles. Yes, Chicago to Minneapolis is just as short as New York to Philly.

        Rangers and Penguins also had two 2-day rest intervals in the first round. Chicago went every other day.

        So again, let me break out my violin for you.

      • sloanrox - May 1, 2014 at 11:44 PM

        And what’s your plan for overtime (or a couple)?

        Slice it up however you like…it doesn’t work

    • 1981titan - May 1, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      I do not know, but this may have to do with a couple of factors, there may be conflicts at the respective arenas. Neither arena has a basketball issue.

      Secondly, the two arenas are only about 320 miles apart. In the West only the Kings – Ducks, Kings – Sharks and Blues – Hawks are that close.

    • pastabelly - May 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Do you want unfairness? These teams should be seeded by conference and not division. The Rangers are lucky that’s not the case and don’t have to face the Bruins. Arguably, both Boston AND Montreal are the top two teams in the conference.

  2. vstar1us - May 1, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    Wow

  3. phxyotes - May 1, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    The Kings vs Ducks series is going to be brutal. The are not fans of each other!

  4. iowa02 - May 1, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Although my team is out of the running, the next round has just gotten very, very, interesting.

  5. comeonnowguys - May 1, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    Awesome. Another 2pm Chicago game in the middle of the weekend.

  6. jpat2424 - May 1, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    NHL scheduling is nuts. Hawks home ice at 8:30 is ridiculous. So much for home ice advantage. NHL sucks. Take a look at the playoff schedule again asswipes .

    • comeonnowguys - May 1, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      Wasn’t one of the goals of this realignment to stop stuff like this from happening in the first two rounds?

      An 8:30 start is only 30 minutes earlier than a traditional West Coast start time.

    • 7mantel - May 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      I see 9:00 AND 9:30 starts even worse

      • 7mantel - May 1, 2014 at 8:04 AM

        my bad those are et start times

  7. cyggyx1 - May 1, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    NHL wants to promote hockey, yet they keep putting the same teams on national tv.

    Oh, and Torts was right. There is something going on with the Sunday national televised games. I know they’re trying to gain audience, but fixing games isn’t the way to go. When a majority of Sunday National tv games go into overtime and shootouts, yeah, its starting to get obvious……

    Go Ducks and HAHAHAHA chokers (sharks)

    • bucfanforlife - May 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      I have felt that way for years, it seems like all sunday afternoon regular season games go to ot, shootout

  8. fivetozeroingame7 - May 1, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    I wonder if Ovechkin is going to the Kentucky Derby

    • bucfanforlife - May 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      I am

  9. arrow43050 - May 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    By the way, I checked the last 15 years, no team has had to play 6 games in 9 nights in the playoffs.

    • killerpgh - May 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      After watching the Rangers/Flyers in game 6 I think we can all agree that only the Flyers showed up to play. So I wouldn’t consider the Rangers playing game 6 and 7 on consecutive nights. More like a light skate (game 6) followed by a game 7 the next night.

  10. rendy0212 - May 1, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    @ arrow43050 Why should the NYR be rewarded for going 7 games? The schedule always punishes teams after long series. Look at any of the recent cup runs and the winner has always had a short series somewhere in the mix. As for Lundqvist, he was tied for 4th most games played and of those goalies only Fluery is still in playoffs. Truth is NYR always rely on him heavily down the stretch. He played 13 of their last 15 games in the regular season. So quit preemptively making excuses.

  11. penguins87and71 - May 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    6 games in 9 days for the Rangers, big advantage to the Penguins, who will be relatively rested. But hey that’s what you get for going seven games.

  12. mydoglouie - May 1, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    1230 start for Habs/bruins, what a waste to broadcast it at that time

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