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2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Quarterfinal TV Schedule

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived!

Starting April 13 and for the next two months, up to 16 teams — eight from each the Eastern and Western conferences — will vie for the coveted Stanley Cup trophy.

The top three teams in each of the four divisions (Atlantic and Metropolitan of the East, Central and Pacific of the West) qualify. The best two remaining teams in each conference, regardless of division, also qualify and are known as Wild Cards.

For the playoffs’ first round, the team with the conference’s best record plays the lower-ranked Wild Card, while the conference’s other division winner plays the higher-ranked Wild Card. The second-ranked and third-ranked teams within each division face off.

All series are Best 4-out-of-7.

The networks of NBC — NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network and NHL Network — will broadcast all the action in the United States.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will serve as the lead commentary team throughout the postseason and into the Stanley Cup Final. NBC Sports Group’s first-round broadcast teams will also include Hockey Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Pat Foley, and analysts Eddie Olczyk and Joe Micheletti.

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The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), respective networks for the Conference Quarterfinal round  of playoff action:

Updated Mon., Apr. 25, 2016 10:59 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Detroit: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Ray Ferraro
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom
Fox Sports Detroit announcers: Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond

8:00 p.m. on USA, MSG, ROOT Pittsburgh: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
USA Network announcers: John Forslund, Brian Boucher
MSG Network announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti
ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, CSN Chicago: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk, Steve Konroyd

Thursday, April 14, 2016

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin
CSN Philadelphia/NBCSN announcers: Jim Jackson, Keith Jones, Bill Clement, Chris Therien

8:00 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports Florida, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
New York Islanders @ Florida Panthers
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
CNBC announcers: Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Steve Goldstein, Denis Potvin, Randy Moller
MSG announcers: Howie Rose, Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
Fox Sports Southwest announcers: Dave Strader, Daryl Raugh
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay

10:30 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, CSN California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports West announcers: Bob Miller, Jim Fox
CSN California/CNBC announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Friday, April 15, 2016

7:00 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Detroit: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom
Fox Sports Detroit announcers: Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond

7:30 p.m. on NHL Network, Fox Sports SUN, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
New York Islanders @ Florida Panthers
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
Fox Sports SUN announcers: Steve Goldstein, Denis Potvin, Randy Moller
MSG announcers: Howie Rose, Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, CSN Chicago: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk, Steve Konroyd

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: John Forslund, Bret Hedican
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

Saturday, April 16, 2016

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place

7:00 p.m. on CNBC, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin
CSN Philadelphia announcers: Jim Jackson, Keith Jones, Bill Clement, Chris Therien

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
Fox Sports Southwest announcers: Dave Strader, Daryl Raugh
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, CSN California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports West announcers: Bob Miller, Jim Fox
CSN California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Sunday, April 17, 2016

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC announcers: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

7:00 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports Detroit: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Detroit Red Wings
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Sun announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom
Fox Sports Detroit announcers: Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Florida, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Steve Goldstein, Denis Potvin, Randy Moller
MSG announcers: Howie Rose, Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

Monday, April 18, 2016

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin
CSN Philadelphia announcers: Jim Jackson, Keith Jones, Bill Clement, Chris Therien

8:30 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Dallas Stars @ Minnesota Wild
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
Fox Sports Southwest announcers: Dave Strader, Daryl Raugh
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Prime Ticket, CSN California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Prime Ticket announcers: Bob Miller, Jim Fox
CSN California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

7:00 p.m. on USA, MSG, ROOT Pittsburgh: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
MSG Network announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti
ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Detroit: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Detroit Red Wings
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom
Fox Sports Detroit announcers: Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, CSN Chicago: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk, Steve Konroyd

9:30 p.m. on USA, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Anaheim Ducks @ Nashville Predators
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin
CSN Philadelphia announcers: Jim Jackson, Keith Jones, Bill Clement, Chris Therien

8:00 p.m. on USA, Fox Sports Florida, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
USA announcers: Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Steve Goldstein, Denis Potvin, Randy Moller
MSG announcers: Howie Rose, Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Dallas Stars @ Minnesota Wild
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
Fox Sports Southwest announcers: Dave Strader, Daryl Raugh
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay

10:30 p.m. on USA, Fox Sports West, CSN California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports West announcers: Bob Miller, Jim Fox
CSN California/USA announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Thursday, April 21, 2016

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Detroit: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom
Fox Sports Detroit announcers: Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond

7:00 p.m. on CNBC, MSG, ROOT Pittsburgh: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
CNBC announcers: Pierre McGuire
MSG Network announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti
ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey

8:00 p.m. on NHL Network, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Anaheim Ducks @ Nashville Predators
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, CSN Chicago: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk, Steve Konroyd

Friday, April 22, 2016

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin
CSN Philadelphia announcers: Jim Jackson, Keith Jones, Bill Clement, Chris Therien

8:00 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports Florida, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
New York Islanders @ Florida Panthers
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Steve Goldstein, Denis Potvin, Randy Moller
MSG announcers: Howie Rose, Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
Fox Sports Southwest announcers: Dave Strader, Daryl Raugh
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay

10:30 p.m. on CNBC, Prime Ticket, CSN California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Prime Ticket announcers: Bob Miller, Jim Fox
CSN California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Saturday, April 23, 2016

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC announcers: Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti

6:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: John Forslund, Brian Broucher
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC announcers: Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire

Sunday, April 24, 2016

12:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBC announcers: Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Dallas Stars @ Minnesota Wild
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBC announcers: Gord Miller, Pierre McGuire

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Florida, MSG/MSG+: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Ray Ferraro
Fox Sports Florida announcers: Steve Goldstein, Denis Potvin, Randy Moller
MSG/MSG+ announcers: Howie Rose, Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring

Monday, April 25, 2016

8:00 p.m. on CNBC, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Anaheim Ducks @ Nashville Predators
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
CNBC announcers: John Forslund, Brian Broucher
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

8:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, CSN Chicago: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 7
Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk, Steve Konroyd

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 7
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Thanks for posting the TV schedule here as I can use this as a reference for the next week.