After a long slog of a regular season, the National Hockey League’s true season, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, begins today. In the United States, the NBC family of networks has worked to make sure that every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will air on broadcast or cable TV, with the primary channel for broadcasts being NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), and additional games airing on USA, CNBC, and the NHL Network.
Here are the first games of each playoff series, and where you can find them on cable TV, according to NHL.com.
Today (April 15, 2015)
- Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens, 7pm EDT, NHL Network
- New York Islanders at Washington Capitals, 7pm EDT, USA Network
- Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators, 8:30pm EDT, NBC Sports Network
- Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks, 10pm EDT, USA Network
Tomorrow (April 16, 2015)
- Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers, 7pm EDT, NBCSN
- Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30pm EDT, CNBC
- Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues, 9:30pm EDT, NBCSN
- Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks, 10:30pm EDT, CNBC
Be sure to take advantage of all of this coverage, even if you’re not a fan of one of these specific teams—the Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the best shows of the sports year.