First Round Playoff Schedule Released

With the end of the season now officially under wraps, the NHL finally gave us more than a first-game teaser. Similar to some other teams around the league, scheduling will be a little complicated with the New York Knicks also needing Madison Square Garden for their playoff dreams.

Game 1: Capitals at Rangers, Sunday, April 21st, 3 PM EST

Game 2: Capitals at Rangers, Tuesday, April 23rd, 7 PM EST

Game 3: Rangers at Capitals, Friday, April 26th, 7 PM EST

Game 4: Rangers at Capitals, Sunday, April 28th, 8 PM EST

Game 5: Capitals at Rangers, Wednesday, May 1st, TBD (If Necessary)

Game 6: Rangers at Capitals, Friday, May 3rd, TBD (If Necessary)

Game 7: Capitals at Rangers, Sunday, May 5th, TBD (If Necessary)

This series will be the 10th time the Rangers and Capitals meet in the postseason, with the most recent series taking place, somehow, almost a decade ago in 2015. With the years having passed by both teams are made up of almost entirely different rosters but have one or two returning faces, cough Chris Kreider and Alex Ovechkin, cough.

As the NHL teams progress through the rounds, the league will update times as needed for each series and the schedule for upcoming rounds. Let's go Rangers!