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First Round TV Schedule for Stanley Cup Playoffs

The NHL playoffs kick off Saturday with Game 1s of the first round.

The Nashville Predators begin their series against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday in Vancouver.

Here are the first round NHL playoff schedules for each playoff series. with future television designations and game times to be finalized later in the first round.

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NHL playoffs first round TV schedule

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East first round

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

Game 1: Washington at NY Rangers; Sunday, April 21, 2:00 PM CT on ESPN

Game 2: Washington at NY Rangers; Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 PM CT on ESPN

Game 3: NY Rangers in Washington; Friday, April 26, 6pm CT on TNT and truTV

Game 4: NY Rangers in Washington; Sunday, April 28, 7pm CT on TBS and truTV

Game 5 (if necessary): Washington at NY Rangers; To be determined on Wednesday, May 1

Game 6 (if necessary): NY Rangers in Washington; To be determined on Friday, May 3

Game 7 (if necessary): Washington at NY Rangers; To be determined on Sunday, May 5

Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game 1: Tampa Bay in Florida; Sunday, April 21, 11:30am CT on ESPN

Game 2: Tampa Bay in Florida; Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 PM CT on ESPN2

Game 3: Florida near Tampa Bay; Thursday, April 25, 6pm CT on TBS

Game 4: Florida near Tampa Bay; Saturday, April 27, 4pm CT on TBS and truTV

Game 5 (if necessary): Tampa Bay in Florida; To be determined on Monday April 29

Game 6 (if necessary): Florida near Tampa Bay; To be determined on Wednesday, May 1

Game 7 (if necessary): Tampa Bay in Florida; To be determined on Saturday, May 4

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 1: Toronto near Boston; Saturday, April 20, 7pm CT on TBS and truTV

Game 2: Toronto near Boston; Monday, April 22, 6pm CT on ESPN

Game 3: Boston in Toronto; Wednesday, April 24, 6pm CT on ESPN

Game 4: Boston in Toronto; Saturday, April 27, 7pm CT on TBS and truTV

Game 5 (if necessary): Toronto near Boston; To be determined on Tuesday April 30

Game 6 (if necessary): Boston in Toronto; To be determined on Thursday, May 2

Game 7 (if necessary): Toronto near Boston; To be determined on Saturday, May 4

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders

Game 1: NY Islanders in Carolina; Saturday, April 20, 4pm CT on TBS

Game 2: NY Islanders in Carolina; Monday, April 22, 6:30 PM CT on ESPN2

Game 3: Carolina at NY Islanders; Thursday, April 25, 6:30 PM CT on ESPN2

Game 4: Carolina at NY Islanders; Saturday, April 27, 1pm CT on TBS and truTV

Game 5 (if necessary): NY Islanders in Carolina; To be determined on Tuesday April 30

Game 6 (if necessary): Carolina at NY Islanders; To be determined on Thursday, May 2

Game 7 (if necessary): NY Islanders in Carolina; To be determined on Saturday, May 4

West first round

Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Game 1: Vegas-Dallas; Monday, April 22, 8:30 PM CT on ESPN

Game 2: Vegas-Dallas; Wednesday, April 24, 8:30 PM CT on ESPN

Game 3: Dallas-Vegas; Saturday, April 27, 9:30 PM CT on TBS and truTV

Game 4: Dallas-Vegas; To be determined on Monday April 29

Game 5 (if necessary): Vegas-Dallas; To be determined on Wednesday, May 1

Game 6 (if necessary): Dallas-Vegas; To be determined on Friday, May 3

Game 7 (if necessary): Vegas-Dallas; To be determined on Sunday, May 5

Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators

Game 1: Nashville in Vancouver; 9pm CT, Sunday, April 21 on ESPN and Bally Sports South

Game 2: Nashville in Vancouver; 9pm CT, Tuesday, April 23 on ESPN2 and Bally Sports South

Game 3: Vancouver-Nashville; 6:30pm CT, Friday, April 26 on TBS and Bally Sports South

Game 4: Vancouver-Nashville; 4pm CT, Sunday, April 28 on TBS, truTV and Bally Sports South

Game 5 (if necessary): Nashville in Vancouver; To be determined on Tuesday April 30

Game 6 (if necessary): Vancouver-Nashville; To be determined on Friday, May 3

Game 7 (if necessary): Nashville in Vancouver; To be determined on Sunday, May 5

Winnipeg Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche

Game 1: Colorado near Winnipeg; Sunday, April 21, 6pm CT on ESPN2

Game 2: Colorado near Winnipeg; Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 PM CT on ESPN

Game 3: Winnipeg, Colorado; Friday, April 26, 9:00 PM CT on TNT and truTV

Game 4: Winnipeg, Colorado; Sunday, April 28, 1:30 PM CT on TNT and truTV

Game 5 (if necessary): Colorado near Winnipeg; To be determined on Tuesday April 30

Game 6 (if necessary): Winnipeg, Colorado; To be determined on Thursday, May 2

Game 7 (if necessary): Colorado near Winnipeg; To be determined on Saturday, May 4

Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Game 1: Los Angeles in Edmonton; Monday, April 22, 9pm CT on ESPN2

Game 2: Los Angeles in Edmonton; Wednesday, April 24, 9pm CT on TBS

Game 3: Edmonton-Los Angeles; Friday, April 26, 9:30 PM CT on TBS

Game 4: Edmonton-Los Angeles; Sunday, April 28, 9:30pm CT on TBS and truTV

Game 5 (if necessary): Los Angeles in Edmonton; To be determined on Wednesday, May 1

Game 6 (if necessary): Edmonton-Los Angeles; To be determined on Friday, May 3

Game 7 (if necessary): Los Angeles in Edmonton; To be determined on Sunday, May 5