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1st Round Schedule Released

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Let the fun begin.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Last night we learned who the Red Wings 1st round opponent would be... and in the wee hours of the morning the NHL decided to release the 1st round schedule. Here's how things shake out for the Wings and Lightning:

DATE TIME LOCATION TV NETWORK
GAME 1 Thu, April 16 7:30p ET Tampa CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
GAME 2 Sat, April 18 3p ET Tampa NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
GAME 3 Tue, April 21 7p ET Detroit NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
GAME 4 Thu, April 23 7p ET Detroit NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
GAME 5* Sat, April 25 TBD Tampa TBD
GAME 6* Mon, April 27 TBD Detroit TBD
GAME 7* Wed, April 29 TBD Tampa TBD

*IF NECESSARY

Things kick off this Thursday at our normal 7:30p ET Red Wings viewing time. You have a few days to find out what channel CNBC is on your cable package. Game 2 is an afternoon affair that can be found on NBC. We'll have a standard one day off between Games 1 and 2 and then there will be two days off before Game 3 as the teams head north to Hockeytown. After that the every other night grind begins.

Let's Go Red Wings.