Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL playoff schedule

East

Bruins (1) vs. Red Wings (8)

Friday: at Boston, 7:30, NBCSN

Sunday: at Boston, 3, Ch. 8

Tuesday: at Detroit, 7:30, NBCSN

April 24: at Detroit, 8, NBCSN

April 26: at Boston, 3, Ch. 8*

April 28: at Detroit, TBD*

April 30: at Boston, TBD*

Penguins (2) vs. Jackets (7)

Tonight: at Pittsburgh, 7:30, NBCSN

Saturday: at Pittsburgh, 7, NBCSN

Monday: at Columbus, 7, NBCSN

Wed.: at Columbus, 7, NBCSN

April 26: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

April 28: at Columbus, TBD*

April 30: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

Rangers vs. Flyers

Thursday: at New York, 7, CNBC

Sunday: at New York, noon, Ch. 8

Tuesday: at Philadelphia, 8, CNBC

April 25: at Philadelphia, 7, CNBC

April 27: at New York, noon, Ch. 8*

April 29: at Philadelphia, TBD*

April 30: at New York, TBD*

West

Ducks (1) vs. Stars (8)

Tonight: at Anaheim, 10, NBCSN

Friday: at Anaheim, 10, NBCSN

Monday: at Dallas, 9:30, NBCSN

Wed: at Dallas, 8, CNBC

April 25: at Anaheim, 10:30, NBCSN*

April 27: at Dallas, TBD*

April 29: at Anaheim, TBD*

Avalanche (2) vs. Wild (7)

Thurs.: at Colorado, 9:30, CNBC

Sat.: at Colorado, 9:30, NBCSN

Monday: at Minnesota, 7, NHL

April 24: at Minnesota, 9:30, CNBC

April 26: at Colorado, TBD*

April 28: at Minnesota, TBD*

April 30: at Colorado, TBD*

Blues vs. Blackhawks

Thursday: at St. Louis, 8, NBCSN

Saturday: at St. Louis, 3, Ch. 8

Monday: at Chicago, 8:30, CNBC

Wed.: at Chicago, 9:30, NBCSN

April 25: at St. Louis, 8, NBCSN*

April 27: at Chicago, 3, Ch. 8*

April 29: at St. Louis, TBD*

Sharks vs. Kings

Thurs.: at San Jose, 10:30, NBCSN

Sunday: at San Jose, 10, NBCSN

Tuesday: at L.A., 10, NBCSN

April 24: at L.A., 10:30, NBCSN

April 26: at San Jose, TBD, NBCSN*

April 28: at L.A., TBD*

April 30: at San Jose, TBD*

* if necessary

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