NHL playoffs 2018: Bracket, First-round schedule, dates, TV times, Final Standings.Watch Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: Playoff chances, tragic numbers and more.Schedule for road to 2018 Stanley Cup Final. The NHL regular season ended Sunday, and the seeding for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is now finalized, with the first round beginning on Wednesday.
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Here we go again: The Battle of Pennsylvania has returned. If the Pittsburgh Penguins want to have any shot at capturing their third straight Stanley Cup title, they’ll first have to go through the team they despise the most. And if the Philadelphia Flyers want to extend their improbable journey, which at one point saw the team lose 10 straight during the regular season, they’ll first have to go through the team that swept them during the 2017-18 regular season — the same one that’s largely made a mockery of their intrastate rivalry in the last decade.
It all goes down starting this week, with the Flyers and Penguins set for maybe the most heated first-round matchup of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup playoffs. Here, we’ve got the full TV schedule for the series and we break down every angle of the Metropolitan Division showdown and offer our predictions.
Game 1, Wednesday, April 11: Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 2, Friday, April 13: Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 3, Sunday, April 15: Penguins at Flyers, 3 p.m. — NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Game 4, Wednesday, April 18: Penguins at Flyers, 7 p.m. — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
*Game 5, Friday, April 20: Flyers at Penguins, TBD
*Game 6, Sunday, April 22: Penguins at Flyers, TBD
*Game 7, Tuesday, April 24: Flyers at Penguins, TBD