NHL Playoffs schedule announced for first round

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The 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on Wednesday. Below is the schedule for the first round games.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

Stars won season series 2-1

April 16: at Anaheim, 10, NBC Sports Network

April 18: at Anaheim, 10, NBC Sports Network

April 21: at Dallas, 9:30, NBC Sports Network

April 23: at Dallas, 8, CNBC

x-April 25: at Anaheim, 10:30, NBC Sports Network

x-April 27: at Dallas, TBD

x-April 29: at Anaheim, TBD

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Avalanche won season series 3-0-1

April 17: at Colorado, 9:30, CNBC

April 19: at Colorado, 9:30, NBC Sports Network

April 21: at Minnesota, 7, NHL Network

April 24: at Minnesota, 9:30, CNBC

x-April 26: at Colorado, TBD

x-April 28: at Minnesota, TBD

x-April 30: at Colorado, TBD

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Kings won season series 3-1-1

April 17: at San Jose, 10:30, NBC Sports Network

April 20: at San Jose, 10, NBC Sports Network

April 22: at Los Angeles, 10, NBC Sports Network

April 24: at Los Angeles, 10:30, NBC Sports Network

x-April 26: at San Jose, TBD

x-April 28: at Los Angeles, TBD

x-April 30: at San Jose, TBD

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Blues won season series 3-2

April 17: at St. Louis, 8, NBC Sports Network

April 19: at St. Louis, 3, NBC

April 21: at Chicago, 8:30, CNBC

April 23: at Chicago, 9:30, NBC Sports Network

x-April 25: at St. Louis, 8, NBC Sports Network

x-April 27: at Chicago, 3, NBC

x-April 29: at St. Louis, TBD

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings won season series 3-1

April 18: at Boston, 7:30, NBC Sports Network

April 20, at Boston, 3, NBC

April 22: at Detroit, 7:30, NBC Sports Network

April 24: at Detroit, 8, NBC Sports Network

x-April 26: at Boston, 3, NBC

x-April 28: at Detroit, TBD

x-April 30: at Boston, TBD

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Penguins won season series 4-0

April 16: at Pittsburgh, 7:30, NBC Sports Network

April 19: at Pittsburgh, 7, NBC Sports Network

April 21: at Columbus, 7, NBC Sports Network

April 23: at Columbus, 7, NBC Sports Network

x-April 26: at Pittsburgh, TBD

x-April 28: at Columbus, TBD

x-April 30 at Pittsburgh, TBD

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

Lightning won season series 3-0-1

April 16: at Tampa Bay, 7, CNBC

April 18: at Tampa Bay, 7, CNBC

April 20: at Montreal, 7, NBC Sports Network

April 22: at Montreal, 7, NHL Network

x-April 24: at Tampa Bay, 7, CNBC

x-April 27: at Montreal, TBD, NBC Sports Network

x-April 29, at Tampa Bay, TBD

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Season series was tied 2-2

April 17: at N.Y. Rangers, 7, CNBC

April 20: at N.Y. Rangers, noon, NBC

April 22: at Philadelphia, 8, CNBC

April 25: at Philadelphia, 7, CNBC

x-April 27: at N.Y. Rangers, noon, NBC

x-April 29: at Philadelphia, TBD

x-April 30: at N.Y. Rangers, TBD

x- denotes if necessary