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2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Quarterfinal TV Schedule

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have arrived!

Starting April 12 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.

Four-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.

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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 Sat., Apr. 22, 2017 2:00 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:00 p.m. on USA, ROOT Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Ohio: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
USA Network announcers: Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire
ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey, Dan Potash
Fox Sports Ohio announcers: Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
MSG announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, John Giannone

7:00 p.m. on NHL Network, NESN: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NHL Network announcers: Bob Cole, Greg Millen, Christine Simpson
NESN announcers: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Sara Edwards

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: John Forslund, Brian Broucher
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay, Kevin Gorg
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko

10:00 p.m. on USA, NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
USA announcers: Brendan Burke, Mike Johnson
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:00 p.m. on USA, CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
USA Network announcers: Dave Strader, Brian Broucher
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Chicago, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Nashville Predators @ Chicago Blackhawks
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 1
Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Rick Ball, John Garrett, Roger Millions
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward

Friday, April 14, 2017

7:00 p.m. on USA, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
USA Network announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
MSG announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, John Giannone

7:00 p.m. on NHL Network, ROOT Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Ohio: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NHL Network/ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey, Dan Potash
Fox Sports Ohio announcers: Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay, Kevin Gorg
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game /
San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: Brendan Burke, Mike Johnson
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Saturday, April 15, 2017

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC announcers: Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Dave Strader, Brian Broucher
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Nashville Predators @ Chicago Blackhawks
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBC announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 2
Calgary Flames @ Anaheim Ducks
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Rick Ball, John Garrett, Roger Millions
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward

Sunday, April 16, 2017

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire

6:00 p.m. on CNBC, ROOT Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Ohio: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
CNBC announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Brian Boucher
ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey, Dan Potash
Fox Sports Ohio announcers: Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
MSG announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, John Giannone

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN, NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: Brendan Burke, Mike Johnson
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Monday, April 17, 2017

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

7:00 p.m. on CNBC, NESN: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
CNBC announcers: Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti
NESN announcers: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Sara Edwards

9:30 p.m. on CNBC, CSN Chicago, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CNBC announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 3
Anaheim Ducks @ Calgary Flames
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Rick Ball, John Garrett, Roger Millions
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
MSG announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, John Giannone

7:30 p.m. on CNBC, ROOT Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Ohio: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
CNBC announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Pierre McGuire
ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey, Dan Potash
Fox Sports Ohio announcers: Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley

10:00 p.m. on NBCSN, NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: Brendan Burke, Mike Johnson
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

7:00 p.m. on USA, NESN: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
USA Network announcers: Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher
NESN announcers: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Sara Edwards

9:30 p.m. on NBCSN, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBCSN announcers: John Forslund, Pierre McGuire
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay, Kevin Gorg
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko

10:00 p.m. on USA, Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Anaheim Ducks @ Calgary Flames
Western Conference — Pacific Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
USA Network announcers: Rick Ball, John Garrett, Roger Millions
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket announcers: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00 p.m. on NHL Network, ROOT Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Ohio: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Metropolitan Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NHL Network/ROOT Pittsburgh announcers: Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey, Dan Potash
Fox Sports Ohio announcers: Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley

7:00 p.m. on USA, MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
USA Network announcers: Chris Cuthbert, Pierre McGuire
MSG announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, John Giannone

8:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Chicago, Fox Sports Tennessee: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4
Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators
Western Conference — Central Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro
CSN Chicago announcers: Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk
Fox Sports Tennessee announcers: Willy Daunic, Stu Grimson

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
NBCSN announcers: Dave Strader, Joe Micheletti
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

7:30 p.m. on USA, NESN: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NESN announcers: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Sara Edwards

Saturday, April 22, 2017

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 5
St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place

8:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
NBC announcers: Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN, NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Sunday, April 23, 2017

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN, CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

3:00 p.m. on NBC: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6
Ottawa Senators @ Boston Bruins
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place

Monday, April 24, 2017

TBA on MSG: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 (If Necessary)
New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens
Eastern Conference — Atlantic Division winner vs. highest Wild Card
MSG announcers: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, John Giannone

TBA on Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 6 (If Necessary)
Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay, Kevin Gorg
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko

TBA on NBC Sports California: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 (If Necessary)
San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers
Pacific Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NBC Sports California announcers: Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TBA on CSN Mid-Atlantic: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 (If Necessary)
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Washington Capitals
Eastern Conference — Metropolitan Division winner/Conference best record vs. lowest Wild Card
CSN Mid-Atlantic announcers: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TBA on NESN: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 (If Necessary)
Boston Bruins @ Ottawa Senators
Atlantic Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
NESN announcers: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Sara Edwards

TBA on Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North: Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 7 (If Necessary)
St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild
Central Division — 2nd place vs. 3rd place
Fox Sports North announcers: Anthony LaPanta, Mike Greenlay, Kevin Gorg
Fox Sports Midwest announcers: John Kelly, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko

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