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:
|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|
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.