NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Tuesday, April 30th. Information on the U.S. broadcast networks for games later in the will be released as it is determined.
All times listed are ET and subject to change.
2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
SERIES A 1 PITTSBURGH PENGUIS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS 8
Game 1: Wed. @PIT 7:30PM Game 2: Fri. @PIT 7PM Game 3: Sun. @NYI 12PM Game 4: 5/7 @NYI 7PM Game 5: 5/9 @PIT 7PM * Game 6: 5/11 @NYI TBD * Game 7: 5/12 @PIT TBD *
SERIES B 2 MONTREAL CANADIENS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS 7
Game 1: Thu. @MON 7PM Game 2: Fri. @MON 7PM Game 3: Sun. @OTT 7PM Game 4: 5/7 @OTT 7PM Game 5: 5/9 @MON 7PM * Game 6: 5/11 @OTT TBD * Game 7: 5/12 @MON TBD *
SERIES C 3 WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. NEW YORK RANGERS 6
Game 1: Thu. @DC 7:30PM Game 2: Sat. @DC 12:30PM Game 3: 5/6 @NY 7:30PM Game 4: 5/8 @NY 7:30PM Game 5: 5/10 @DC 7:30PM * Game 6: 5/12 @NY TBD * Game 7: 5/13 @DC TBD *
SERIES D 4 BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 5
Game 1: Wed. @BOS 7PM Game 2: Sat. @BOS 7PM Game 3: 5/6 @TOR 7PM Game 4: 5/8 @TOR 7PM Game 5: 5/10 @BOS 7PM * Game 6: 5/12 @TOR TBD * Game 7: 5/13 @BOS TBD *
2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
SERIES E 1 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS vs. MINNESOTA WILD 8
Game 1: Tue. @CHI 8PM Game 2: Fri. @CHI 9:30PM Game 3: Sun. @MIN 3PM Game 4: 5/7 @MIN 9:30PM Game 5: 5/9 @CHI TBD * Game 6: 5/11 @MIN TBD * Game 7: 5/12 @CHI TBD *
SERIES F 2 ANAHEIM DUCKS vs. DETROIT RED WINGS 7
Game 1: Tue. @ANA 10:30PM Game 2: Thu. @ANA 10PM Game 3: Sat. @DET 7:30PM Game 4: 5/6 @DET 8PM Game 5: 5/8 @ANA 10PM * Game 6: 5/10 @DET TBD * Game 7: 5/12 @ANA TBD *
SERIES G 3 VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS 6
Game 1: Wed. @VAN 10:30PM Game 2: Fri. @VAN 10PM Game 3: Sun. @SAN 10PM Game 4: 5/7 @SAN 10PM Game 5: 5/9 @VAN 10PM * Game 6: 5/11 @SAN TBD * Game 7: 5/13 @VAN TBD *
SERIES H 4 ST. LOUIS BLUES vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS 5
Game 1: Tue. @STL 7PM Game 2: Thu. @STL 7PM Game 3: Sat. @LAK 7PM Game 4: 5/6 @LAK 7PM Game 5: 5/8 @STL 7PM * Game 6: 5/10 @LAK TBD * Game 7: 5/13 @STL TBD *
Penguins in six Canadiens in seven Capitals in five Bruins in five...god, the ONE team the Leafs will 100 percent lose against and of course they're the first round opponents
Blackhawks in five Ducks in six Canucks in six Kings in seven
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Pittsburgh in 5 Montreal in 6 Capitals in 6 Boston in 5
Hawks in 5 Red Wings in 7 Canucks in 6 Kings in 5
I've moved away from being a Canucks fan since the Jets are back, but it's always fun to watch the goal-tending fall apart and recover game after game. I look forward to being entertained by that sideshow again this year!
I stand by my prediction of NYI in 7. That my OMGWTFLOL pick of the quarterfinals.
Well, it certainly looks better than it did a few hours ago.
It's weird for me, as a diehard Rangers fan/Islanders hater. Hate the thought of the Islanders winning this series, but love the thought of the Pens getting knocked out and potentially opening up an opportunity that the Rangers might have a chance to take advantage of.
That'd be interesting. If the NHL is locked out for the entire year, the Stanley Cup could theoretically be won by the champions of the next-most-prestigious league. I hadn't even considered that possibility...