The NHL Playoffs 2012 schedule will be announced on Sunday afternoon. Hockey fans are waiting to see which times and dates their particular NHL teams will be playing. This live blog article will provide the latest updates on the important info for this this week's first round of action on the ice!
The NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, April 11th, 2011. As of this report, all of the matchups for both the Eastern and Western Conference have been locked in. However, it's the game dates and times that have yet to be revealed. These are set to be unveiled after 1 p.m. EST.
According to the latest NHL standings, the teams in contention for this year's 2012 Stanley Cup include the defending champion Boston Bruins and the top-seeded NY Rangers in the East, as well as the 2011 championship runner-ups, the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in the West. The other Eastern teams will include #2 Boston, #3 Florida, #4 Pittsburgh, #5 Philadelphia, #6 New Jersey, #7 Washington and #8 Ottaway. In the West, it will be #2 St. Louis, #3 Phoenix, #4 Nashville, #5 Detroit, #6 Chicago, #7 San Jose, and #8 Los Angeles.
The entire first round of NHL action will be available via the NBC network of stations. This is the first time all games will be televised nationally, thanks to a new deal between NHL and NBC. Fans will be able to see their favorite players and teams on NBC, CNBC, MSNBC and the NBC Sports Network!
To get the latest playoff schedule info, simply bookmark this article and return back after 1 p.m. EST. The comments field below will include all of the latest matchup info as it's been announced!
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