The New York Rangers playoff schedule has been officially released by the National Hockey League, and it's interesting to say the least. The Washington Capitals and Rangers will have four days off before they open up for game one on Thursday evening. What's also interesting is the fact that the Rangers will play the final three games (if necessary) in four nights, with games six and seven being back to back.
The four day layoff can actually be beneficial for the Rangers as they are still waiting on Ryane Clowe, Marc Staal, Brian Boyle, and Derek Dorsett to return from injury. Those extra days will allow those four to heal up in time for the start of game one, which can be a big boost for the Rangers going forward.
But before we waste anymore time, here is the official schedule with dates and times for each.
|Game||Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV Schedule|
|Game 1||Thur, May 2nd||at Washington||7:30 p.m.||MSG, NBC SN, TSN|
|Game 2||Sat, May 4th||at Washington||12:30 p.m.||MSG, NBC, TSN|
|Game 3||Mon, May 6th||vs Washington||7:30 p.m.||MSG, NBC SN, TSN|
|Game 4||Wed, May 8th||vs Washington||7:30 p.m.||MSG, NBC SN, TSN|
|Game 5*||Fri, May 10th||at Washington||7:30 p.m.||MSG, TSN|
|Game 6*||Sun, May 12th||vs Washington||TBD||MSG, TSN|
|Game 7*||Mon, May 13th||at Washington||TBD||MSG, TSN|