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Stanley Cup playoffs: Hockey Night schedule

Hockey Night in Canada is your Canadian destination for the Stanley Cup playoffs, with complete coverage of the first-round series between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Carey Price, left, and his Montreal Canadiens teammates will open up the Stanley Cup playoffs against Steven Stamkos, right, and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Hockey Night in Canada on Wednesday. (CBCSports.ca/Getty Images)

Hockey Night in Canada is your Canadian destination for the Stanley Cup playoffs, with complete coverage of the first-round series between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Playoff coverage begins Wednesday with Hockey Tonight (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 6:30 p.m. ET), our half-hour playoff pre-game show hosted by Ron MacLean. 

Hockey Night also has the conference quarter-final between the Pittsburgh Penguins, winners of the Metropolitan Division, and the Columbus Blue Jackets, who secured the first wild card.

In the Western Conference, fans of Hockey Night will see the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks battle the St. Louis Blues, as well as the California battle between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.

Games will be broadcast live on CBC Television and streamed online at CBCSports.ca:

(* denotes if necessary)

Tampa Bay vs. Montreal

GAMEDATE & LOCATIONTIME
1Wednesday, April 16 (@TB)7 p.m. ET
2Friday, April 18 (@TB)7 p.m. ET
3Sunday, April 20 (@MTL)7 p.m. ET
4Tuesday, April 22 (@MTL)7 p.m. ET
5*Thursday, April 24 (@TB)7 p.m. ET
6*Sunday, April 27 (@MTL)TBD
7*Tuesday, April 29 (@TB)TBD

Pittsburgh vs. Columbus

GAMEDATE & LOCATIONTIME
1Wednesday, April 16 (@PIT)7:30 p.m. ET
2Saturday, April 19 (@PIT)7 p.m. ET
3Monday, April 21 (@CLB)7 p.m. ET
4Wednesday, April 23 (@CLB)7 p.m. ET
5*Saturday, April 26 (@PIT)TBD
6*Monday, April 28 (@CLB)TBD
7*Wednesday, April 30 (@PIT)TBD

St. Louis vs. Chicago

GAMEDATE & LOCATIONTIME
1Thursday, April 17 (@STL)8 p.m. ET
2Saturday, April 19 (@STL)3 p.m. ET
3Monday, April 21 (@CHI)8:30 p.m. ET
4Wednesday, April 23 (@CHI)9:30 p.m. ET
5*Friday, April 25 (@STL)8 p.m. ET
6*Sunday, April 27 (@CHI)3 p.m. ET
7*Tuesday, April 29 (@STL)TBD

San Jose vs. Los Angeles

GAMEDATE & LOCATIONTIME
1Thursday, April 17 (@SJ)10:30 p.m. ET
2Sunday, April 20 (@SJ)10 p.m. ET
3Tuesday, April 22 (@LA)10 p.m. ET
4Thursday, April 24 (@LA)10:30 p.m. ET
5*Saturday, April 26(@SJ)TBD
6*Monday, April 28 (@LA)TBD
7*Wednesday, April 30 (@SJ)TBD

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