First-round Stanley Cup playoff schedule

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From the NHL:
NHL ANNOUNCES 2012 STANLEY CUP CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINAL SCHEDULE

NEW YORK (April 8, 2012) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Conference Quarter-Final round, which begins Wednesday, April 11.  All times listed are ET and subject to change.
2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS

SERIES A                        TIME (ET)        #1 NY Rangers vs. #8 Ottawa                Networks

Thursday, April 12, 2012                7 p.m.                Ottawa at NY Rangers        NHL Network, CBC
Saturday, April 14, 2012                7 p.m.                Ottawa at NY Rangers        NBC Sports Network, CBC
Monday, April 16, 2012                7:30 p.m.                NY Rangers at Ottawa        CBC, CNBC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012                7:30 p.m.                NY Rangers at Ottawa        CBC, CNBC
*Saturday, April 21, 2012                7 p.m.                Ottawa at NY Rangers        NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Monday, April 23, 2012                TBD                NY Rangers at Ottawa        TBD
*Thursday, April 26, 2012                TBD                Ottawa at NY Rangers        TBD

SERIES B                        TIME (ET)        #2 Boston vs. #7 Washington                    Networks                
Thursday, April 12, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Washington at Boston        NBC Sports Network, CBC
Saturday, April 14, 2012                3 p.m.                Washington at Boston        NBC, CBC
Monday, April 16, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Boston at Washington        NBC Sports Network, CBC
Thursday, April 19, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Boston at Washington        NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Saturday, April 21, 2012                3 p.m.                Washington at Boston        NBC, CBC
*Sunday, April 22, 2012                TBD                Boston at Washington        TBD
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012        TBD                Washington at Boston        TBD

SERIES C                        TIME (ET)        #3 Florida vs. #6 New Jersey                Networks                        
Friday, April 13, 2012                7 p.m.                New Jersey at Florida        NHL Network, TSN
Sunday, April 15, 2012                7:30 p.m.                New Jersey at Florida        NBC Sports Network, TSN
Tuesday, April 17, 2012                7 p.m.                Florida at New Jersey        NHL Network, TSN
Thursday, April 19, 2012                7 p.m.                Florida at New Jersey        NHL Network, TSN
*Saturday, April 21, 2012                 6:30 p.m.                New Jersey at Florida        NHL Network, TSN
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012                TBD                Florida at New Jersey        TBD
*Thursday, April 26, 2012                TBD                New Jersey at Florida        TBD

SERIES D                        TIME (ET)        #4 Pittsburgh vs. #5 Philadelphia        Networks        
Wednesday, April 11, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Philadelphia at Pittsburgh               NBC Sports Network, TSN
Friday, April 13, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Philadelphia at Pittsburgh               NBC Sports Network, TSN
Sunday, April 15, 2012                3 p.m.                Pittsburgh at Philadelphia                NBC, TSN
Wednesday, April 18, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Pittsburgh at Philadelphia               NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Friday, April 20, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Philadelphia at Pittsburgh               NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Sunday, April 22, 2012                TBD                Pittsburgh at Philadelphia               TBD
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012                TBD                Philadelphia at Pittsburgh               TBD

2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS

SERIES E                        TIME (ET)        #1 Vancouver vs. #8 Los Angeles                Networks        

Wednesday, April 11, 2012                10:30 p.m.        Los Angeles at Vancouver               CBC, NBC Sports Network
Friday, April 13, 2012                10 p.m.                Los Angeles at Vancouver               CBC, NBC Sports Network
Sunday, April 15, 2012                10:30 p.m.        Vancouver at Los Angeles               NBC Sports Network, CBC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012                10 p.m.                Vancouver at Los Angeles               NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Sunday, April 22, 2012                TBD                Los Angeles at Vancouver               TBD
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012                TBD                Vancouver at Los Angeles               TBD
*Thursday, April 26, 2012                TBD                Los Angeles at Vancouver               TBD

SERIES F                        TIME (ET)        #2 St. Louis vs. #7 San Jose                Networks        
Thursday, April 12, 2012                7:30 p.m.                San Jose at St. Louis        CNBC, TSN
Saturday, April 14, 2012                7:30 p.m.                San Jose at St. Louis        CNBC, TSN
Monday, April 16, 2012                10 p.m.                St. Louis at San Jose        NBC Sports Network, TSN
Thursday, April 19, 2012                10:30 p.m.        St. Louis at San Jose        NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Saturday, April 21, 2012                7:30 p.m.                San Jose at St. Louis        CNBC, TSN
*Monday, April 23, 2012                TBD                St. Louis at San Jose        TBD
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012        TBD                San Jose at St. Louis        TBD

SERIES G                        TIME (ET)        #3 Phoenix vs. #6 Chicago                Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012                10 p.m.                Chicago at Phoenix        NBC Sports Network, TSN
Saturday, April 14, 2012                10 p.m.                Chicago at Phoenix        NBC Sports Network, TSN
Tuesday, April 17, 2012                9 p.m.                Phoenix at Chicago        CNBC, TSN
Thursday, April 19, 2012                8 p.m.                Phoenix at Chicago        CNBC, TSN
*Saturday, April 21, 2012                10 p.m.                Chicago at Phoenix        NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Monday, April 23, 2012                TBD                Phoenix at Chicago        TBD
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012        TBD                Chicago at Phoenix        TBD

SERIES H                        TIME (ET)        #4 Nashville vs. #5 Detroit                Networks
Wednesday, April 11, 2012                8 p.m.                Detroit at Nashville        CNBC, CBC
Friday, April 13, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Detroit at Nashville        CNBC, CBC
Sunday, April 15, 2012                Noon                Nashville at Detroit        NBC, CBC
Tuesday, April 17, 2012                7:30 p.m.                Nashville at Detroit        NBC Sports Network, CBC
*Friday, April 20, 2012                8 p.m.                Detroit at Nashville        CNBC, CBC
*Sunday, April 22, 2012                 TBD                 Nashville at Detroit        TBD
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012                TBD                Detroit at Nashville        TBD

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined

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  1. Clearly, they didn’t need a show if they were just going to release everything at the same time at 1:00.

    Before everybody goes nuclear, all games will be on MSG, unless game five somehow gets moved to NBC, which would only happen if other series end in four.

  2. ha stupid show.

    back to back sat night home playoff games game 2 and game 5.

    i was surpised some series will end on thurs april 26th. rangers series gets the extra day btwn games 4 and 5 and games 6 and 7.

  3. only night ranger and pens series on same night is game 4.

    spiderpig.

    bruins caps game 5 is scheduled for nbc. if there is a sweep perhaps they could move ranger game 5 to nbc and 3 pm start time. more then likely no sweep in bost series

  4. Gutless Torts on

    Rangers tanked the game and wanted no part of the Caps..that will haunt this team, and lead to a 7 game loss in the first round. Torts is Gutless..

  5. If this is what this place is going to be like until the 5-1 victory in game one….oh boy. Lets go Rangers. No way. I mean no way our boys lose four of seven to this team.

  6. Everyone picked the Rangers on NHL Network…Maurice, Johnson, and Hradek…

    But, they all had pointed out how much success Ottawa had against the Rangers this season and the tight transition game they play, which could be a problem for the Rangers.

    Rangers must establish their “in your face” forecheck…..

  7. msg will broadcast all games. starting in round 2 is when nbc sports network gets exclusive rights

  8. the extra off day btwn games 4 and 5 and games 6 and 7. means you play the heck out of girardi and mac 40 mins? just kidding 30 though

  9. If you look closely at the Rangers record, rather than drinking the Kool Aid that “Torts” will no doubt be squirting at some poor fan in Ottawa, you’ll see the team is winless in the 2012 playoffs.

    Inexcusable dump-at-MSG-center-ice debacle.

  10. jpg's sister on

    Sally, every girl my brother, jpg, dated made him banana bread except for his wife.
    I’m sure yours is good, wouldn’t mind a slice.

  11. jpg's sister on

    The stove door broke off my parents oven. Luckily dinner was mostly cooked. The oven is built in and came with the house built in 1964

  12. jpg’s sister, and he still married her? He must have lowered his standards! :)

    Come on over, I’ll save you a slice.

  13. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    carp
    doing well, thanks!

    I’m going to laugh my fuggin aasen off if kreider goes back to school (he is a jr right?)

  14. Happy Easter all!

    And a belated Passover to our Jewish Boneheards! Happy Sunday to those who don’t celebrate either!

    I had paska for a late brunch and now am cooking the kielbasa to go with the ham and potatoes for dinner. And I have an Easter basket full of chocolate and bunnies to go along with the Mets game in the free preview :)

    I’m a little worried about the Sens considering the way the played the Rangers in the season series, but I have full confidence that Torts and Sully will make an small adjustment or two to overcome that. I also have full confidence that Hank will be back to his dominating self, the Danny and McD and MDZ will be back to their stellar selves, that Richards will up his play several notches, Gaborik will be flying and Cally will be hitting everything in sight. Only adjustment I might make is to tweak the Stepan-AA-Cally line; it just hasn’t really clicked. Not sure what I would do there though.

    Anyways, the 4 days off will do this team a lot of good and I totally expect them to come out flying, hitting, blocking shots and making life miserable for the Sens on Thursday!

  15. Mats Zuccarello ? @zuccarello36: Probably never felt this smal ever in my life! Even the smalest guy on the court is twice my size #goknicks

    Michael Del Zotto ? @MichaelDelZotto: @zuccarello36 I think the ball boys are bigger than you too. #bettermittsthough

    Mats Zuccarello ? @zuccarello36: @MichaelDelZotto wazzzz that

    LOL!!

  16. LOL!

    @zuccarello36 Probably never felt this smal ever in my life! Even the smalest guy on the court is twice my size #goknicks

  17. LOL @ MZA and MDZ. I love this team trolls each other so much on twitter. It’s hilarious and speaks volumes about how well this team gets along.

    CNBC is NBC’s business channel. I’m a little surprised they went there and not MSNBC, which is their 24 hour news channel.

  18. LOL at Kreider not signing. Will we second guess Sather for not getting Nash? I hope not!

  19. I really wonder – is Kreider scared of playing in the NHL? Or does he not want to play for the Rangers? Seroiously what is this kid’s deal?

  20. jpg's sister on

    Happy Easter and Happy Passover and Happy Sunday. Off to jpg and my cousin’s house for dinner

  21. People are forgetting that Kreider’s sports season may be over, but his college year ISN’T. He has about 4-6 weeks left in his junior year of classes.

  22. Since Torts will roll 3 lines, why not dress John Scott and give him explicit instructions to KILL CHRIS NEIL?

  23. billybleedsblue on

    Latona I just had ham, but I’d stuff myself more for leg of lamb, Holy Easter lunch points for you!

    Sally, is the bread still warm?

    By the way, some of youse are just completely off your rockers, although, I’m pretty sure ya know that already.

    Happy Easter Carp and Boneheads!

  24. Czechthemout!!! on

    I have this feeling that Kreider doesn’t really want to sign here. I don’t seem to recall ever reading a single quote from him or attributed to him about how special it would be to play with the Rangers. You know, the type of quotes you read about from Stepan,JT Miller,Mcilrath,Hagelin and others before them. Never once from Kreider. I know I am anxious for him to sign because he is the best prospect we’ve had here since Cherepanov and before that, Leetch. If it turns out that he didn’t want to sign here and that Sather held on to him and didn’t get Nash than Sather would have failed to do his due diligence and possibly cost the Rangers the chance to get much much better for the playoff run.

    Not saying he won’t sign here it’s just a feeling I’ve had about him since he was drafted. Anyway, if he doesn’t sign here by the end of the week than at least the team should demand to know what his intentions are and take it from there.

    Look even Carp wrote earlier this week that he was led to believe that Kreider would be on board by the end of the weekend.

  25. billy, it’s been a while. Hope all is well. Ham is delicious, too – I award you ten lunch points!

  26. anyone who expected Kreider to sign with the Rangers this early is nuts. The guy just won a title, he is gonna go celebrate and party with the team after the game and back in Boston before doing anything.

    He probably wont make it to HFD, but more likely join Team USA again in the World Championships…

  27. its even more ridiculous to suggest he wont sign here.

    He gets pretty much a guaranteed spot on the best team in the East, with management committed to winning at all costs, at the world’s most famous arena.

  28. eddie eddie eddie on

    Kreider will finish his senior year and then off to grad school…should be a ranger 2016-17 season

  29. eddie eddie eddie on

    Peter – just an interview with kreider…he said “i am terrified of playing in the NHL…those guys are big and mean”

  30. Kredier is not signing today. that is all that has been communicated. get hysterical and think all the worse. why would he not sign with the rangers? great roster, young, great coach, and he if he performs will get plenty of ice time. 2 hours away by car from his home, nothing not to like………….

    he will sign else he is insane…….

  31. Nothing financial he can really hold out for, Manny.

    Can’t imagine he’d ever have been getting much, if anything, less than the max entry level deal. And if he doesn’t sign before the CBA expires, he risks the entry level provisions getting restricted further.

    Unless you meant “mule”. Can’t help with that. You’re the expert in the field of asses.

  32. Maybe he’s holding out for religious purposes. Maybe it seems bad to sign on Easter for him? Maybe he’s the Tebow of Hockey.

  33. JimboWoodside on

    I hope that all the Boneheads are having a Happy Easter, Passover, or Sunday, whichever is appropriate!! Enjoy!

  34. Good early evening all! Safe trip Tony…see you soon!

    Sally, happy Dyngus Day Eve!!! mmmmmm. Banana bread……

  35. Kredier is a cancer. He hates NYC. He doesn’t respect his teammates. He eats a lot before bed. I think getting second round pick for him at this point would be a steal.

  36. Rangers West on

    I thought their would be Kreider news by now. I think he’ll be in the bottom six to add some speed, size and, hopefully, a spot of scoring. Low minutes and he does well can always be tried on the power play or a top line…if it proves to be too much he can be sent to the whale. Seems smart if he’s as good as Jeff Gorton, Gordie Clark, Sather and others say he is.

  37. Do you really think Torts is the kind of coach that would put a guy in the playoffs straight from college? I don’t. It’s not going to happen. I would bet my car on it.

  38. Kreider and Rangers doing the smart thing, waiting til next year.

    Bubba can’t putt

  39. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    I honestly do not see this series going past 5 games. The Rangers have, for the most part, only last games this season when they seemed disinterested or lacking the effort they no they need. Besides games against Colorado, the last game against Boston and a few others the Rangers losses have come from easing up on the pedal. Take last night for example — that first period was a classic first place clinched team thinking they were going to have a chance to win this game, they let themselves get down early but they won the rest of the game. They completely out played Washington after that and they had plenty of chances but sometimes it just doesnt go in. Another game I look at is the game agains’t Chicago were we go down 4-0 in the first 10 minutes — again the Rangers had won 3 before that against the Flyers, Boston and Capitals and the Black Hawks were coming off an 8 game losing streak. When the Rangers want to play and want to win, they don’t let in many goals. Players sacrifice everything and the only way the Sens score more than 12 goals in this series is from stupid penalties or is Hank gets injured. I don’t think people realize how long the Rangers went without losing 2 in a row and how many 4 and 5 game win streaks this team had. They are going far and the only team I see beating them is the Boston Bruins — because they are the Rangers but better. Just didnt play better for the whole season, maybe it had something with already winning the cup.

  40. Bubba won the Masters so his putting can’t be all bad.

    Kreider, I was told, probably will not be signing today because A) the championship game was last night and B) it’s, you know, a holiday. I’d be willing to bet it will be announced tomorrow that he’s signed, and wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him at practice. But, no, the plan is not to play him in the playoffs unless something unforeseen happens.

    Gutless, hahahahaha. Jackwagon.

  41. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    Exactly Carp. Thats exactly how I see it. The playoffs is were real hockey is played. Defense gets tighter and because of that the Rangers will stifle the Senators.

  42. That was some tricky shot on the 10th by Bubba. He sliced his drive worse than Louie did. Louie actually had a clear shot at the hole….

    What a crazy shot to set up the wining 2-putt…

    I was pulling for Louie…would have joined an elite class of guys who won at St. Andrews and Augusta…

  43. There is no reason for Kreider to sign now. No paychecks during post season and no signing bonuses allowed now.

    Other than playing time in Hartford, there is no urgency for the Rangers to sign him now either. He may be considered NHL-ready but he’s not NHL-playoff ready and no way he cracks the lineup with practicing or playing with Hartford. Doubt Rangers really plan on him being in the lineup without training camp, too.

  44. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    did anyone have a link for the shirt off our back ceremony from last night??

  45. Golf definitely = BORING. I dont know how someone can actually go and cheer for someone hitting a ball in the air for like 8 hours. If youre just looking to relax/get a tan, go to the beach. Orr, Brich, MDZ, Gabby, and others all watched it. Cant believe it.

  46. JimboWoodside on

    Oh – never heard of her – I’d be reluctant to Google her name. Hmmm….MDZ, watch your step! ;-)

  47. I remember listening to an interview with her, and, in a nutshell, she’ll literally bang any guy that asks her to, and she hates condoms. I’m worried for MZA! Set her up with a Flyer/Devil/Islander/Penguin!

  48. JimboWoodside on

    Oh, dear – well, he ought to keep the hell away from her. Yeah, sic her on Cindy and Malkinstein.

  49. wow, window of exactly one hour of unfulfilled opportunities…express yourself, folks!

  50. Senators are going to obliterate this team. I don’t even want to watch. The first game will be so ugly, we’ll leave the arena with our tails between our legs.

    The true definition of bush-league will finally be revealed as the Rangers lay down like wounded animals against the vastly superior Senators.

    Sweet dreams.

  51. For the first time in history every game of every round will be televised thanks to NBC. Should be a lot of fun.

  52. cant wait for that, cccp. hopefully they have enough true professionals to cover all the games

  53. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Come on playoffs , start already!!!!

  54. BTW we had leg of lamb, and it’s an old Irish dish from long ago, and the last time we had it was last Easter
    Brought back memories of my Grandma from the old Sod.

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