2011 Stanley Cup playoff schedule


Rangers-Capitals (Series A)
Game 1: at D.C., Wednesday, 7:30.
Game 2: at D.C., Friday, 7:30.
Game 3: at MSG, Sunday, 3 p.m.
Game 4: at MSG, Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Game 5: at D.C., Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Game 6: at MSG, Monday, April 25, TBD.
Game 7: at D.C., Wednesday, April 27, TBD.

(All games not on NBC will be televised by MSG Network. MSG will do pre- and post-game shows on NBC games as well).


Here’s the rest of the playoff schedule, from the NHL:

SERIES B                        TIME (ET)        #2 Philadelphia vs. #7 Buffalo
Thursday, April 14, 2011                7:30 p.m.                Buffalo at Philadelphia
Saturday, April 16, 2011                5 p.m.                Buffalo at Philadelphia
Monday, April 18, 2011                7 p.m.                Philadelphia at Buffalo
Wednesday, April 20, 2011                7:30 p.m.                Philadelphia at Buffalo
*Friday, April 22, 2011                7:30 p.m.                Buffalo at Philadelphia
*Sunday, April 24, 2011                3 p.m.                Philadelphia at Buffalo
*Tuesday, April 26, 2011                TBD                Buffalo at Philadelphia

SERIES C                        TIME (ET)        #3 Boston vs. #6 Montreal
Thursday, April 14, 2011                7 p.m.                Montreal at Boston
Saturday, April 16, 2011                7 p.m.                Montreal at Boston
Monday, April 18, 2011                7:30 p.m.                Boston at Montreal
Thursday, April 21, 2011                7 p.m.                Boston at Montreal
*Saturday, April 23, 2011                 7 p.m.                Montreal at Boston
*Tuesday, April 26, 2011                 TBD                Boston at Montreal
*Wednesday, April 27, 2011        TBD                Montreal at Boston

SERIES D                        TIME (ET)        #4 Pittsburgh vs. #5 Tampa Bay
Wednesday, April 13, 2011                7 p.m.                Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
Friday, April 15, 2011                7 p.m.                Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
Monday, April 18, 2011                7:30 p.m.                Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay
Wednesday, April 20, 2011                7:30 p.m.                Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay
*Saturday, April 23, 2011                TBD                Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh

*Monday, April 25, 2011                TBD                Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay

*Wednesday, April 27, 2011        TBD                Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh


SERIES E                        TIME (ET)        #1 Vancouver vs. #8 Chicago
Wednesday, April 13, 2011                10 p.m.                Chicago at Vancouver
Friday, April 15, 2011                10 p.m.                Chicago at Vancouver
Sunday, April 17, 2011                 8 p.m.                Vancouver at Chicago
Tuesday, April 19, 2011                8 p.m.                Vancouver at Chicago
*Thursday, April 21, 2011                10 p.m.                Chicago at Vancouver
*Sunday, April 24, 2011                8 p.m.                Vancouver at Chicago
*Tuesday, April 26, 2011                TBD                Chicago at Vancouver

SERIES F                        TIME (ET)        #2 San Jose vs. #7 Los Angeles
Thursday, April 14, 2011                10 p.m.                Los Angeles at San Jose
Saturday, April 16, 2011                10 p.m.                Los Angeles at San Jose
Tuesday, April 19, 2011                10:30 p.m.        San Jose at Los Angeles
Thursday, April 21, 2011                10:30 p.m.        San Jose at Los Angeles
*Saturday, April 23, 2011                10:30 p.m.        Los Angeles at San Jose
*Monday, April 25, 2011                TBD                San Jose at Los Angeles
*Wednesday, April 27, 2011        TBD                Los Angeles at San Jose

SERIES G                        TIME (ET)        #3 Detroit vs. #6 Phoenix
Wednesday, April 13, 2011                7 p.m.                Phoenix at Detroit
Saturday, April 16, 2011                1 p.m.                Phoenix at Detroit
Monday, April 18, 2011                10:30 p.m.        Detroit at Phoenix
Wednesday, April 20, 2011                10:30 p.m.        Detroit at Phoenix
*Friday, April 22, 2011                7 p.m.                Phoenix at Detroit
*Sunday, April 24, 2011                TBD                Detroit at Phoenix
*Wednesday, April 27, 2011        TBD                Phoenix at Detroit

SERIES H                        TIME (ET)        #4 Anaheim vs. #5 Nashville
Wednesday, April 13, 2011                10:30 p.m.        Nashville at Anaheim
Friday, April 15, 2011                10:30 p.m.        Nashville at Anaheim
Sunday, April 17, 2011                TBD                Anaheim at Nashville
Wednesday, April 20, 2011                TBD                Anaheim at Nashville
*Friday, April 22, 2011                10 p.m.                Nashville at Anaheim
*Sunday, April 24, 2011                 TBD                 Anaheim at Nashville
*Tuesday, April 26, 2011                TBD                Nashville at Anaheim

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  1. Doodie Machetto on

    Rangers didn’t submit a Masterson nominee. Way to treat your players! Classy organization.

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    It’s such an easy one for the Rangers too. Prospal came back from a potential career ending knee injury. Done.

  3. LB will be all over this Masterton omission tomorrow morning. They better have a good explanation.

  4. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    Wednesday, April 13 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. TBA
    Friday, April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. TBA
    Sunday, April 17 at New York, 3:00 p.m. TBA
    Wednesday, April 20 at New York, 7:00 p.m. TBA
    *Saturday, April 23 at Washington, 3:00 p.m. TBA
    *Monday, April 25 at New York, TBD TBA
    *Wednesday, April 27 at Washington, TBD TBA

  5. Im pretty sure all 30 teams have to nominate someone for the Masterton trophy. Not all teams announced it yet

  6. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    thats right pick the caps in 6, go right ahead

    the total opposite of my pick lol

  7. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    definitely NOT taking that invitation for a weekend on the lake!!! Rangers Caps Easter Saturday at 3!

  8. Olga Folkyerself on

    Happy isn’t the word for it.

    I’m exstatic,

    I’m Happy!

  9. if the talking heads are picking the Craps, then it is obvious that the Rangers will win. in 6

  10. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    Banj, beninati does not do versus games anymore
    ever since comcast/nbc took over

  11. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    Hawks and Nucks again
    and boston montreal… that should be a very gentlemanly played series

    aka BLOOD BATH

  12. i just want to thank the hockey schedule makers for no home games monday or tuesday nigth 4/18 and 4/19 for the jewish holiday of passover.

    now my wife wont have to divorce me

  13. Doodie Machetto on

    Crap, I’ve got something huge at work on Thursday, but I have tickets for Game 4.

  14. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    Agreed Eric. That is very impressible that they avoided Passover (was probably not intentional, but still).

  15. 4/19 is Passover? On my birthday? Have you ever heard of an unleavened birthday cake? Yeesh!

  16. It seems unfair to schedule teams on Wed who had to play today. playing a team that had an extra day of rest, plus they have to travel to get there. all teams should get at least 3 days between their last game and the first playoff game

  17. some thing to consider

    game 3 sun game 4 wed game 5 saturday.

    extra days of rest for hank. not every other day thats huge

  18. Doodie, I am always right (after I correct my mistake).

    I am pretty sure MSG will have all the games except those on NBC, in the first round. Not sure about the second. All Versus/NBC thereafter … if I’m not mistaken (and I’m never mistaken).

  19. Anyone looking for tickets for round 1. All games available. Two tickets Section 426 Row C right off the aisle. E-mail me at ajp9977@msn.com. Tickets will be offered on a first come first served basis.

  20. Zip tweets ( ——>) that Helene Elliott is reporting Rangers open next season Oct. 7 at Stockholm vs. Kings. Monday announcement for the whole European openers thing.

  21. Doodie Machetto on

    I am so pissed about Game 4 being Wednesday. I need to convince my boss to prep all day so I can get out at regular time.

  22. ORR

    looks like only one game in stockhom vs kings oct 7th. kings then head to berlin to play sabres on the oct 8th.

    i bet rangers will stay in stockholm and play the ducks oct 8th the night after kings

  23. I am no longer in the PHWA, but I’d be willing to bet there’s no Masterton nominee from NYR because of the PHWA boycott over the Chris Botta situation. They’re not participating in NHL awards.

  24. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    Carp, sorry i’m a bit slow, but what would Chris Botta have to do with the Rangers not having a nominee? could you please explain?

  25. (All games not on NBC will be televised by MSG Network. MSG will do pre- and post-game shows on NBC games as well).

  26. Lin, you may have missed it … the NYR chapter of the PHWA voted to boycott voting for the NHL awards this year in protest of the NHL’s lack of action against the Islanders for revoking Botta’s credentials early this season. I think the Long Island and New Jersey chapters joined them, but the other chapters did not.

  27. And with that hat trick, I’m going to watch Seinfeld and go to bed. Hopefully it’s an episode I’ve never seen.

  28. LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    thanks carp!! i remember his credentials being revoked but did not know the PHWA did that. Pretty interesting!

  29. will be at games 3 4 and 6. see u there carpy.

    rangers in 7. to me the most difficult part was getting in. now we could make some noise

  30. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, Islanders nominated Al Montoya, Devils nominated Rolston. So it’s definitely not the boycott.

  31. Maybe it’s not that. Maybe the Rangers have nobody who persevered? I don’t know the answer.

    Now I’m saying goodnight.

  32. billybleedsblue on

    Nice to see everyone in such great spirit! HOW BOUT THEM RANGERS?!

    I don’t want to make any predictions yet, but how bout a steal for game 1?

    and where are all those naysaying nancypants? hahaha, like the miami gimp for instance? hahaha…. being sarcastic is one thing, but something tells me he won’t really have anything to say until the Rangers fail…

    will sid the kid even watch the games if he doesn’t dress? would watching the games be considered potential trauma to his fragile ego? how bout to his head? Hmmm… what’s really going on here?

  33. You bet Linda! I’ll be there! My friend who’s in NY with me already promised she would come with me. ;)

  34. JimboWoodside on

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the NHL put him in a color commentary role for some of the playoff series if he really won’t play for the duration – they just can’t have his dopey mug on the TV too many times!

  35. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Any word are on when Biron might be coming back it’s been about 5 weeks since his injury because i’m a little concerned that Johnson will be backing up Hank and he really hasn’t played ( Johnson that is )

  36. Reginald Dunlop on

    OK Carp………not as bitter now……… ha ha ha…………almost got hit in the head with a full beer as it wizzed by my head when it was thrown by my couchmate in the lounge that evening when John Byfuglien MacLean scored on Darren HorseCarcillo Pang……….

  37. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Duh of course Johnson will be backing up Hank BTW does anyone know if any goalies this years other than Hank played 26 straight games?

  38. Happy almost Monday gang (Monday again? Yuck)

    Been running around all day getting stuff done I should have yesterday, but was too nervous/distracted to get done. It was a good day to get it done too, was almost 90 degrees here. Also helped that I was still flying high from Saturday’s results :)

    Just read through all the posts and some really good stuff on the points/OT/shootout rules.

    Congrats to the Hawks for backing in, like the Rangers. Says a lot about the Stars that they couldn’t beat the Wild in a must game win.

    No games on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Easter Sunday makes me happy. Love that this Sunday’s game is at 3, allows me to get to church, do breakfast and go grocery shopping before the game, lol.

    I’m taking Rangers in 7. Staal and Hank frustrate Ovenchicken to no end. Green runs away from Stepan, who I think will have a big series. Gilroy over Eminger to start, since a puck-mover from the backline is what this team sorely needs against the Caps. I’d also leave Avery out for now. That line-up in Game 82 seemed to work really well, so why change things up.

    Get your ear plugs ready for that silly horn at the Verizon Center (or whatever its called now).

    Rooting for the Lighting over the Pens and the Preds over the Ducks.

  39. Jimbo.. Love it..
    It’s been insane since the moment we got here… Everything that has happened has been beyond my wildest dreams.. except the game against thrashers..

    From a hockey point of view: Got to see 2 amazing games and 1 bad one. Experienced MSG and got to cheer for my boys. Met Zucca and some of the other players. All very nice! Most important: We got into the playoffs!!

    The other side of it: done alot of sightseeing, some shopping but still have a lot to see and enjoy. Best part: meeting Mama, Fozzy and the Noremy family ;) + several new norwegian friends.

    I will be back!!! ;) But if Rangers are going to sweden I’ll be there too! ;)

  40. JimboWoodside on

    Recalling that 1984(?) debacle when the Devils squeaked into the playoffs after the Rangers won their game in the afternoon but Jersey won against Chicago that night – if I’m remembering it correctly, I was super ticked off at the Islanders who had been beaten by the Devils in the game before the Chicago game, and I felt that the Isles didn’t really play very hard because they wanted to keep the Rangers out of the playoffs. The Isles were already assured of a playoff position.

    Well, the Rangers didn’t make it, and my feelings were that the Islanders almost purposefully let the Devils into the playoffs for the first time – but then the Devils went on to eliminate the Isles from playoff contention that year.

    Does anyone else remember this scenario?

  41. JimboWoodside on

    Krisy, I’m so glad that you’re loving it!! Welcome to New York City, from a lifelong New Yorker!

  42. Question for those who get Center Ice (on the tv, not the net), are the playoff games included in the package? I don’t want to have to rely on VS for the games unless absolutely necessary, ie blacked out on Center Ice.

  43. Mick, I think they are. I usually watch the playoff games on Center Ice when they continue the free preview throughout April. So, It’s safe to assume they air all playoff games.

    But, they might not air all of them, since they’re pieces of carcillo.

    *Illegal streams = Illegal Monster*

  44. Thanks, Orr. I would think they would show them, since they don’t offer a playoff package, but never having had it before, I have no clue.

    Sadly, my computer hates live streaming vid for some reason, always freezes up. :(

  45. JimboWoodside on

    NHL Center Ice usually has the first few rounds of the playoffs, Mickey – when it gets further along and more teams get eliminated, the games then become exclusive to the NHL national broadcasters – in other words, Versus and NBC in the US, and TSN and CBC in Canada.

  46. Thank god Beninati is no longer calling games for Versus. That guy grates on my last nerve.

  47. A V April 10th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Cccp, please tell Me were guna lose in 4, I know ull ne wrong.


    First…who the fugg is A V?!

    Second…when have I EVER bet against the Rangers?!

    Third….say what?!

  48. and just for “billybleedsstupid”

    Caps in 3 (Rangers forfeit after getting beat, 10-0, 14-1, 9-3)

  49. Ah, thanks, Jimbo. As I said before, wasn’t sure how it all worked out. Guess this means I’ll just have to hold off on getting Extra Innings for another month or so ;)

  50. JimboWoodside on

    You’re welcome, Mickey! If I recall correctly, the first two rounds of the playoffs are on Center Ice, but the Semifinals and Finals are exclusive to the national broadcasters.

  51. JimboWoodside on

    And of course, *selected* games in the first two series will be on Versus and NBC – but not any whole series.

  52. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    And I just saw on msg.com that the 1st game is on MSG PLUS cause the other team that plays at msg is playing that night also . Even in the playoffs no respect!

  53. When is the NHL gong to have another cable channel with the games? Versus and 1 game on NBC on the weekend are not nearly enough for all the big hockey fans out there.
    Anyone know of websites streaming the live games throughout the playoffs?

  54. >>weekend are not nearly enough for all the big hockey fans out there.

    What’s stopping all the big hockey fans out there from buying the Centre Ice package?

  55. Have a look on myp2p.eu – thats where i found them before i bought the ESPN Europe NHL package for a bit more reliability

  56. Well we don’t have cable…I have an outdoor antenna and Direct TV and I bought their package of both NHL and MLB. Bu that doesn’t keep us from being blacked out. Happens all the time, if the Panthers and or Bolts have games here the same time. Irks the taters out of me, but there;s not much help. I do get Versus now ( hoo boy) but last season they were given the gate by Direct TV due to cost of service. And the same holds true if the Marlins or Rays are in town.

    And I’ll watch any hockey game, if I find it well played by interesting teams. I’m a true long time Ranger fan ( late l940’s and on) but I’m also a fan of the game. I will admire and praise ANY team that I believe is well coached, and performs at top drawer level action. I don;t bleed for any team…I was once a fan of the Blackhawks during a memorable year out in Chicago ( ugh were they awful) and when Islanders had their farm team in New Haven (the old departed Nighthawks) and they had Gary Howett and Nystrom, and others that wound up with Islanders and I cheered on those old Islander teams ( except when they played Rangers)…and I keep an open mind. I’ve had many assumptions about things about which I’ve had my mind changed by knowledgeable fans like you folks, and I’m not rock ribbed about beliefs. I can and have been convinced. And I love the often sly humor of this blog, without the snottiness that goes with so many others. Go Rangers.

  57. So tickets go on sale at noon…any tips for getting them outside of StubHub, which is a gigantic rip off? Should I be poised at the terminal hitting F5?!?

  58. Phil – I will be trying to get tix from rangers.com and when/if that fails I will try StubHub – which will be a rip off – but only because Stub Hub is over priced and Rangers tickets themselves will also be over priced. Double Whammy.

    There is a Stub Hub right below where I work – I think that if you go to a location you can avoid some of the processing fees.

  59. Center Ice was just free until the end of the regular season and boy oh boy did I get hooked.

  60. Blueshirt in Paris on

    UkRanger, have you ever tried HockeyStreams? If so, is the ESPN players better?

  61. Hey folks. Still have game 4 (home game 2) & game 6 (home game 3) available. Section 426 Row C right off the aisle. Face Value plus shipping for my fellow heads. E-mail me at ajp9977@msn.com. Please reference that your from the blog so I know you’re not a Caps fan and charge you 3x as much. First come first served. Any unplayed games will be refunded.

  62. Manny- I’ve been getting Center Ice for years. You can find a lot of good games between MSG channels, VS and NHL-N, but it gives the flexibility to watch the game you find the most interesting. I just wish they had more games in HD. They will carry first two playoff rounds, you just need to sort through some baseball games since they share channels on TWC-NY.

    Good morning, boneheads! Where is everyone?

  63. ilb – GREAT POIN! Why don’t they have more games in HD? I totally forgot what regular/standard definition (RD? SD?) looked like. I can’t believe I watched Whalers games like that when I was a youngun. Hockey really benefits from the HD.

  64. myp2p.eu has excellent streams especially when game is a national broadcast so its HD.

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