Sportsnet releases first set of Stanley Cup Playoff schedules

The broadcast will air on Sportsnet, CBC and OMNI.
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The puck officially drops on the NHL post-season April 11.

With the regular hockey season coming to a close, Sportsnet has officially announced details of the broadcast schedule for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The first day of broadcasts will see match-ups of the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets on Sportsnet (7 p.m.), the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Philadelphia Flyers on CBC (7 p.m.) the Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. the Los Angeles Kings on CBC (10 p.m.).

Most matches will be broadcast on Sportsnet (as well as Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360), with some airing on CBC and Omni.

Last year’s Playoffs saw a major increase in AMA from 2016 – an average of 1.61 million tuned into the entire broadcast schedule across Sportsnet and CBC, up 94% from 2016, with an average of 24 billion minutes watched. This was due in no small part to the presence of five Canadian teams in the playoffs. This year, only two Canadian teams (the Leafs and the Jets) have secured playoff spots – still two more than the bunch that made it in 2016.

The following broadcast schedules are in eastern time.

Sportsnet
Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets
Wednesday April 11, 7 p.m.
Friday April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 15, 7 p.m.
Tuesday April 17, 8 p.m.
Friday April 20 (time TBD)
Sunday April 22 (time TBD)
Wednesday April 25 (time TBD)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils
Thursday April 12, 7 p.m.
Monday April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanches
Thursday April 12, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday April 14, 3 p.m.
Monday April 16, 10 p.m.
Wednesday April 18, 10 p.m.

CBC
Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings
Wednesday April 11, 10 p.m.
Friday April 13, 10 p.m.
Sunday April 15, 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday April 17, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday April 19, 10 p.m.

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Thursday April 12, 7 p.m.
Saturday April 14, 8 p.m.
Monday April 16, 7 p.m.
Thursday April 19, 7 p.m.
Saturday April 21 (time TBD)
Monday April 23 (time TBD)
Wednesday April 25 (time TBD)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Wednesday April 11, 7 p.m.
Friday April 13, 7 p.m.
Sunday April 15, 3 p.m.
Wednesday April 18, 7 p.m.

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Thursday April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Sportsnet One
Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks

Monday April 16, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday April 18, 10:30 p.m.

Sportsnet 360
Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Thursday April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks
Thursday April 12, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday April 14, 10:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

Saturday April 14, 3 p.m.

Time and network TBD

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Friday April 20
Sunday April 22
Tuesday April 24

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Friday April 20
Sunday April 22
Tuesday April 24

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanches
Friday April 20
Sunday April 22
Tuesday April 24

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Saturday April 21
Monday April 23
Wednesday April 25

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils
Saturday April 21
Monday April 23
Wednesday April 25

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings
Saturday April 21
Monday April 23

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks
Friday April 20
Sunday April 22
Tuesday April 24