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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/08/2012

NHL playoffs 2012: First-round schedule

The No. 7 Capitals will open their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the second-seeded Bruins on Thursday, April 12, at TD Garden. Faceoff for Game 1 is at 7:30 p.m.

If the series goes to a Game 6, the Capitals and Bruins would play the only back-to-back games scheduled in the first round.

After the jump see the complete schedule for the 2012 NHL postseason, which begins Wednesday at 7:30 p.m with Flyers-Penguins.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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[1] New York vs. [8] OttawaDateTimeTV
Game 1: Senators at RangersThurs., April 127 p.m.NHLN
Game 2: Senators at RangersSat., April 147 p.m.NBCSN
Game 3: Rangers at SenatorsMon., April 167:30 p.m.CNBC
Game 4: Rangers at SenatorsWeds., April 187:30 p.m.CNBC
Game 5: Senators at Rangers*Sat., April 217 p.m.NBSCN
Game 6: Rangers at Senators*Mon., April 23TBDTBD
Game 7: Senators at Rangers*Thurs., April 26TBDTBD

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[2] Boston vs. [7] WashingtonDateTimeTV
Game 1: Capitals at BruinsThurs., April 127:30 p.m.CSN, NBCSN
Game 2: Capitals at BruinsSat., April 143 p.m.NBC
Game 3: Bruins at CapitalsMon., April 167:30 p.m.CSN, NBCSN
Game 4: Bruins at CapitalsThurs., April 197:30 p.m.CSN, NBCSN
Game 5: Capitals at Bruins*Sat., April 213 p.m.NBC
Game 6: Bruins at Capitals*Sun., April 22TBDTBD
Game 7: Capitals at Bruins*Weds., April 25TBDTBD

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[3] Florida vs. [6] New JerseyDateTimeTV
Game 1: Devils at PanthersFri., April 137 p.m.NHLN
Game 2: Devils at PanthersSun., April 157:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 3: Panthers at DevilsTues., April 177 p.m.NHLN
Game 4: Panthers at DevilsThurs., April 197 p.m.NHLN
Game 5: Devils at Panthers*Sat., April 216:30 p.m.NHLN
Game 6: Panthers at Devils*Tues., April 24TBDTBD
Game 7: Devils at Panthers*Thurs., April 26TBDTBD

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[4] Pittsburgh vs. [5] PhiladelphiaDateTimeTV
Game 1: Flyers at PenguinsWeds., April 117:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 2: Flyers at PenguinsFri., April 137:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 3: Penguins at FlyersSun., April 153 p.m.NBC
Game 4: Penguins at FlyersWeds., April 187:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 5: Flyers at Penguins*Fri., April 207:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 6: Penguins at Flyers*Sun., April 22TBDTBD
Game 7: Flyers at Penguins*Tues., April 24TBDTBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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[1] Vancouver vs. [8] Los AngelesDateTimeTV
Game 1: Kings at CanucksWeds., April 1110:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 2: Kings at CanucksFri., April 1310 p.m.NBCSN
Game 3: Canucks at KingsSun., April 1510:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 4: Canucks at KingsWeds., April 1810 p.m.NBCSN
Game 5: Kings at Canucks*Sun., April 22TBDTBD
Game 6: Canucks at Kings*Tues., April 24TBDTBD
Game 7: Kings at Canucks*Thurs., April 26TBDTBD

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[2] St. Louis vs. [7] San JoseDateTimeTV
Game 1: Sharks at BluesThurs., April 127:30 p.m.CNBC
Game 2: Sharks at BluesSat., April 147:30 p.m.CNBC
Game 3: Blues at SharksMon., April 1610 p.m.NBCSN
Game 4: Blues at SharksThurs., April 1910:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 5: Sharks at Blues*Sat., April 217:30 p.m.CNBC
Game 6: Blues at Sharks*Mon., April 23TBDTBD
Game 7: Sharks at Blues*Weds., April 25TBDTBD

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[3] Phoenix vs. [6] ChicagoDateTimeTV
Game 1: Blackhawks at CoyotesThurs., April 1210 p.m.NBCSN
Game 2: Blackhawks at CoyotesSat., April 1410 p.m.NBCSN
Game 3: Coyotes at BlackhawksTues., April 179 p.m.CNBC
Game 4: Coyotes at BlackhawksThurs., April 198 p.m.CNBC
Game 5: Blackhawks at Coyotes*Sat., April 2110 p.m.NBCSN
Game 6: Coyotes at Blackhawks*Mon., April 23TBDTBD
Game 7: Blackhawks at Coyotes*Weds., April 25TBDTBD

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[4] Nashville vs. [5] DetroitDateTimeTV
Game 1: Red Wings at PredatorsWeds., April 118 p.m.CNBC
Game 2: Red Wings at PredatorsFri., April 137:30 p.m.CNBC
Game 3: Predators at Red WingsSun., April 1512 p.m.NBC
Game 4: Predators at Red WingsTues.., April 177:30 p.m.NBCSN
Game 5: Red Wings at Predators*Fri., April 208 p.m.CNBC
Game 6: Predators at Red Wings*Sun., April 22TBDTBD
Game 7: Red Wings at Predators*Tues., April 24TBDTBD

*if necessary


By Post Sports Editors  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/08/2012

 
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