The NHL has released the schedule for its 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which get underway on Wednesday, April 15. Because, really, what better way to celebrate Tax Day than to watch a bunch of millionaires trying to hit their playoff bonuses …
The action begins with the Ottawa Seantors visiting the Montreal Canadiens; the New York Islanders at the Washington Capitals; the Chicago Blackhawks at the Nashville Predators; and the Calgary Flames at the Vancouver Canucks.
For the first time in their deal with NBC, the NHL will have playoff games on USA Network. In the first round, the Canadiens/Senators, Capitals/Islanders, Ducks/Jets and Canucks/Flames will all be on USA. Characters welcome!
Here’s the Eastern Conference schedule:
And here’s the Western Conference schedule: