Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL playoff schedule

Playoff schedules

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Rangers 1, Canadiens 0

Wed.: Rangers 2, Canadiens 0

Friday: at Montreal, 7

Sunday: at New York, 7

Tuesday: at New York, 7

xApril 20: at Montreal, TBA

xApril 22: at New York, TBA

xApril 24: at Montreal, TBA

Bruins 1, Senators 0

Wed.: Bruins 2, Senators 1

Saturday: Boston at Ottawa, 3

Monday: at Boston, 7

April 19: at Boston, 7:30

xApril 21: at Ottawa, TBA

xApril 23: at Boston, TBA

xApril 26: at Ottawa, TBA

Capitals vs. Maple Leafs

Tonight: at Washington, 7

Saturday: Toronto at Washington, 7

Monday: at Toronto, 7

April 19: at Toronto, 7

xApril 21: at Washington, TBA

xApril 23: at Toronto, TBA

xApril 25: at Washington, TBA

Penguins 1, Blue Jackets 0

Wed.: Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1

Friday: at Pittsburgh, 7

Sunday: at Columbus, 6

Tuesday: at Columbus, 7:30

xApril 20: at Pittsburgh, TBA

xApril 23: at Columbus, TBA

xApril 25: at Pittsburgh, TBA

x-if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Blackhawks vs. Predators

Tonight: at Chicago, 8

Saturday: at Chicago, 8

Monday: at Nashville, 9:30

April 20: at Nashville, TBA

xApril 22: at Chicago, TBA

xApril 24: at Nashville, TBA

xApril 26: at Chicago, TBA

Wild vs. Louis Blues

Wednesday: at Minnesota, late

Friday: at Minnesota, 8

Sunday: at St. Louis, 3

April 19: at St. Louis, 9:30

xApril 22: at Minnesota, TBA

xApril 24: at St. Louis, TBA

xApril 26: at Minnesota, TBA

Ducks vs. Flames

Tonight: at Anaheim, 10:30

Saturday: at Anaheim, 10:30

Monday: at Calgary, 10

April 19: at Calgary, 10

xApril 21: at Anaheim, TBA

xApril 23: at Calgary, TBA

xApril 25: at Anaheim, TBA

Oilers vs. Jose Sharks

Wednesday: at Edmonton, late

Friday: at Edmonton, 10:30

Sunday: at San Jose, 10

Tuesday: at San Jose, 10

xApril 20: at Edmonton, TBA

xApril 22: at San Jose, TBA

xApril 24: at Edmonton, TBA

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Lightning opens second round Saturday; time depends on opponent

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Updated: 10 hours ago
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Updated: 11 hours ago
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Updated: 12 hours ago
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TAMPA — The Bruins and Maple Leafs play Game 7 Wednesday night in Boston.Let them.Let them beat each other's brains in for all the Lightning care. Let it go to overtime. Let it go to six overtimes. Lightning players and coaches will be watching...
Published: 04/24/18
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Brad Marchand might be the ultimate pest, but he's not the original.Not even in his own family.The Boston Bruins left wing writes in a first-person story published last week in The Players' Tribune that he got his inspiration from his younger br...
Published: 04/24/18
Lightning wait goes on: Leafs top Bruins to force Game 7

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Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/24/18
The key to the Lightning’s success

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Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/24/18
Lightning Round 2 playoff tickets on sale Monday

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Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/23/18
Lightning has answer for Devils and David Puddy

Lightning has answer for Devils and David Puddy

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Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/23/18
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the universal language of playoff hockey

Andrei Vasilevskiy and the universal language of playoff hockey

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Published: 04/22/18