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Including two scenarios, depending on the result of the Preds vs Ducks series.

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Prepare your mind.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / APRIL 26, 2016

2016 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE SCENARIOS

NEW YORK (April 26, 2016) – The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Wednesday, April 27. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have exclusive coverage of the Second Round. Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports continue exclusive coverage throughout Canada. All times listed are ET and subject to change. Future start times and television information will be released as they are determined.

If Anaheim advances to the Second Round

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Date TIME (ET) #2 Tampa Bay vs. #4 NY Islanders Networks
Wednesday, April 27 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Tampa Bay NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 30 3 p.m. NY Islanders at Tampa Bay NBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 3 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at NY Islanders NBCSN, TVA Sports
Friday, May 6 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at NY Islanders NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Sunday, May 8 TBD NY Islanders at Tampa Bay TBD
*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Tampa Bay at NY Islanders TBD
*Thursday, May 12 TBD NY Islanders at Tampa Bay TBD

Date TIME (ET) #1 Washington vs. #2 Pittsburgh Networks
Thursday, April 28 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington NBCSN, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 30 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington NBC, TVA Sports
Monday, May 2 8 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh NBCSN, TVA Sports
Wednesday, May 4 8 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 7 TBD Pittsburgh at Washington TBD
*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Washington at Pittsburgh TBD
*Thursday, May 12 TBD Pittsburgh at Washington TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Date TIME (ET) #1 Dallas vs. #2 St. Louis Networks
Friday, April 29 8 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas NBCSN, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 1 3 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas NBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 3 8 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis USA, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 5 8 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 7 TBD St. Louis at Dallas TBD
*Monday, May 9 TBD Dallas at St. Louis TBD
*Wednesday, May 11 TBD St. Louis at Dallas TBD

Date TIME (ET) #1 Anaheim vs. #3 San Jose Networks
Friday, April 29 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim NBCSN, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 1 8 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim NBCSN, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 3 10 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose NBCSN, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 5 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Sunday, May 8 TBD San Jose at Anaheim TBD
*Monday, May 9 TBD Anaheim at San Jose TBD
*Wednesday, May 11 TBD San Jose at Anaheim TBD

If Nashville advances to the Second Round

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Date TIME (ET) #2 Tampa Bay vs. #4 NY Islanders Networks
Wednesday, April 27 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Tampa Bay NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 30 3 p.m. NY Islanders at Tampa Bay NBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 3 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at NY Islanders NBCSN, TVA Sports
Friday, May 6 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at NY Islanders NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Sunday, May 8 TBD NY Islanders at Tampa Bay TBD
*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Tampa Bay at NY Islanders TBD
*Thursday, May 12 TBD NY Islanders at Tampa Bay TBD

Date TIME (ET) #1 Washington vs. #2 Pittsburgh Networks
Thursday, April 28 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington NBCSN, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 30 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington NBC, TVA Sports Monday, May 2 8 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh NBCSN, TVA Sports
Wednesday, May 4 8 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 7 TBD Pittsburgh at Washington TBD
*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Washington at Pittsburgh TBD
*Thursday, May 12 TBD Pittsburgh at Washington TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Date TIME (ET) #1 Dallas vs. #2 St. Louis Networks
Friday, April 29 8 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas NBCSN, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 1 3 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas NBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 3 9:30 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis NBCSN, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 5 8 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis NBCSN, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 7 TBD St. Louis at Dallas TBD
*Monday, May 9 TBD Dallas at St. Louis TBD
*Wednesday, May 11 TBD St. Louis at Dallas TBD

Date TIME (ET) #3 San Jose vs. #4 Nashville Networks
Friday, April 29 10:30 p.m. Nashville at San Jose NBCSN, TVA Sports
Sunday, May 1 8 p.m. Nashville at San Jose NBCSN, TVA Sports
Tuesday, May 3 9 p.m. San Jose at Nashville USA, TVA Sports
Thursday, May 5 9 p.m. San Jose at Nashville CNBC, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 7 TBD Nashville at San Jose TBD
*Monday, May 9 TBD San Jose at Nashville TBD
*Thursday, May 12 TBD Nashville at San Jose TBD

* if necessary TBD – To Be Determined

There you have it. Plan your lives accordingly. And only one 9:30pm start?