Date TIME (ET) #1 NY Rangers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Networks
Thursday, April 16 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at NY Rangers NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 18 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at NY Rangers NBC, CBC, TVA Sports
Monday, April 20 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 22 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Pittsburgh NBCSN, SN 360, TVA Sports
*Friday, April 24 TBD Pittsburgh at NY Rangers TBD
*Sunday, April 26 TBD NY Rangers at Pittsburgh TBD
*Tuesday, April 28 TBD Pittsburgh at NY Rangers TBD
Pretty standard NHL playoff schedule with games every-other-day. No extended breaks, and no rushed back-to-back games. All games in the states will be available on NBCSN. Interesting that no games yet are NBC games for afternoon games, but that game 6 has got to be a candidate for it, should the series last that long.
Also, might be a minor benefit, but the series starts on Thursday and not Wednesday, the first night of the NHL playoffs. That will give the Penguins a little more time to potentially get healthy. And, naturally, the Rangers will have the same benefit.