Blue Notes

Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

NHL first-round schedule, beyond NYR-Washington

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Penguins vs. No. 8 Islanders
Game 1, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.at Pittsburgh
Game 2, Friday 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh
Game 3, May 5, Noon at Nassau Coliseum
Game 4, May 7, 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum
Game 5 May 9, 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh
Game 6 May 11, TBD, at Nassau Coliseum
Game 7 May 12, TBD, at Pittsburgh

No. 2 Canadiens vs. No. 7 Senators
Game 1 Thursday, 7 p.m.at Montreal
Game 2 Friday,  7 p.m.at Montreal
Game 3 May 5 , 7 p.m. at Ottawa
Game 4 May 7, 7 p.m. at Ottawa
Game 5 May 9, 7 p.m. at Montreal
Game 6 May 11, TBD at Ottawa
Game 7 May 12, TBD, at Montreal

No. 4 Bruins vs. No. 5 Maple Leafs
Game 1 Wednesday, 7 p.m.at Boston
Game 2 Saturday, 7 p.m. at Boston
Game 3 May 6, 7 p.m.at Toronto
Game 4 May 8, 7 p.m.at Toronto
Game 5, May 10, 7 p.m. at Boston
Game 6 May 12, TBD, at Toronto
Game 7, May 13, TBD at Boston

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 1 Blackhawks vs. No. 8 Wild
Game 1 Tuesday, 8 p.m. at Chicago
Game 2 Friday, 9:30 p.m. at Chicago
Game 3 May 5, 3 p.m. at Minnesota
Game 4, May 7, 9:30 p.m.at Minnesota
Game 5, May 9, TBD at Chicago
Game 6, May 11, TBD at Minnesota
Game 7, May 12 TBD at Chicago

No. 2 Ducks vs. No. 7 Red Wings
Game 1 Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. at Anaheim
Game 2 Thursday, 10 p.m. at Anaheim
Game 3 Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Detroit
Game 4 May 6, 8 p.m. at Detroit
Game 5 May 8 10 p.m. at Anaheim
Game 6 May 10 TBD at Detroit
Game 7 May 12 TBD at Anaheim

No. 3 Canucks vs. No. 6 Sharks
Game 1 Wednesday,  10:30 p.m. at Vancouver
Game 2 Friday, 10 p.m. at Vancouver
Game 3 May 5 10 p.m.at San Jose
Game 4 May 7, 10 p.m. at San Jose
Game 5 May 9 10 p.m. at Vancouver
Game 6 May 11 TBD at San Jose
Game 7 May 13 TBD at Vancouver

No. 4 Blues vs. No. 5 Kings
Game 1 Tuesday,  8 p.m. at St. Louis
Game 2 Thursday,  9:30 p.m. at St. Louis
Game 3 Saturday, 10 p.m. at Los Angeles
Game 4 May 6 10 p.m. at Los Angeles
Game 5 May 8 TBD at St. Louis
Game 6 May 10 TBD at Los Angeles
Game 7 May 13 TBD at St. Louis

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