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2012 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Playoff TV Schedule (First Round)

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The first round of the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs are set to get underway. Will the Boston Bruins again come out victorious in the end and defend their Stanley Cup Championship? Will the Ottawa Senators shock the NHL and defeat the No. 1 seed New York Rangers in the opening round? Anything can happen this time of year.

Notes: All start times Eastern , *denotes "if necessary"

No. 1 New York Rangers vs. No. 8 Ottawa Senators

Thursday, April 12, Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers, 7 p.m. (NHLN, CBC)

Saturday, April 14, Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC)

Monday, April 16, New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m. (CBC, CNBC)

Wednesday, April 18, New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m. (CBC, CNBC)

*Saturday, April 21, Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC)

*Monday, April 23, New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators, TBD (TBD)

*Thursday, April 26, Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers, TBD (TBD)

No. 2 Boston Bruins vs. No. 7 Washington Capitals

Thursday, April 12, Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC)

Saturday, April 14, Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins, 3 p.m. (NBC, CBC)

Monday, April 16, Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC)

Thursday, April 19, Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, CBC)

*Saturday, April 21, Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins, 3 p.m. (NBC, CBC)

*Sunday, April 22, Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals, TBD (TBD)

*Wednesday, April 25, Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins, TBD (TBD)

No. 3 Florida Panthers at No. 6 New Jersey Devils

Friday, April 13, New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers, 7 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)

Sunday, April 15, New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN)

Tuesday, April 17, Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)

Thursday, April 19, Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)

*Saturday, April 21, New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers, 6:30 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)

*Tuesday, April 24, Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils, TBD (TBD)

*Thursday, April 26, New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers, TBD (TBD)

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday, April 11, Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN)

Friday, April 13, Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN)

Sunday, April 15, Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, 3 p.m. (NBC, TSN)

Wednesday, April 18, Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN)

*Friday, April 20, Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, TSN)

*Sunday, April 22, Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, TBD (TBD)

*Tuesday, April 24, Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, TBD (TBD)

Sources:

All data provided by NHL.com

Paul Rados is a Cleveland based freelance sportswriter and Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados or leave him a message on Facebook.

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