The first round of the 2011 NHL playoffs begins Wednesday, highlighted by the eighth-seeded New York Rangers visiting the top-seeded Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. The rest of the playoff matches are listed below:
No. 2 Philadelphia Flyers vs. No. 7 Buffalo Sabres
No. 3 Boston Bruins vs. No. 6 Montreal Canadiens
No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Tampa Bay Lightning
No. 1 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks
No. 2 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 7 Los Angeles Kings
No. 3 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 6 Phoenix Coyotes
No. 4 Anaheim Ducks vs. No. 5 Nashville Predators
You can visit the SB Nation Hockey Hub for complete details, including game-by-game schedules for each match-up. Click each match-up above to see full SB Nation breakdowns of each first-round series.
SB Nation New York will have everything you need to know about Rangers-Capitals, and SB Nation’s Hockey Hub will have the rest of the information for you. SB Nation’s Rangers website, Blueshirt Banter, is your place to discuss the action with Rangers fans.