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NHL on NBC Stanley Cup Playoff schedule

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Here’s your definitive breakdown of all the playoff games, start times (all ET) and which one of the networks — NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, NHLN — they’ll be on.

Additionally, every game on an NBC network (NBC, NBCSN, CNBC) can be viewed live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game 1 – Friday, April 18 – 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Sunday, April 20 – 3:00 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 22 – 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Thursday, April 24 – 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – 3 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Monday, April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game 1 – Wednesday, April 16 – 7:00 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Friday, April 18 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Sunday, April 20 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Tuesday, April 22 – 7 p.m. (NHLN)

*Game 5 – Thursday, April 24 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Sunday, April 27 – TBD (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 7 – Tuesday, April 29 – TBD

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Game 1 – Wednesday, April 16 – 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 23 – 7 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – TBD

*Game 6 – Monday, April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Sunday, April 20 – Noon (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 22 – 8 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Friday, April 25 – 7 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Sunday, April 27 – Noon (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Tuesday, April 29 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 9:30 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 – 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 8:00 p.m. (NHLN)

Game 4 – Thursday, April 24 – 9:30 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – TBD

*Game 6 – Monday, April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 – 3 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 8:30 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday, April 23 – 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Friday, April 25 – 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Sunday, April 27 – 3 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 7 – Tuesday, April 29 – TBD

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

Game 1 – Wednesday, April 16 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Friday, April 18 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, April 21 – 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday. April 23 – 8 p.m. (CNBC, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Friday, April 25 – 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Sunday, April 27 – TBD

*Game 7 – Tuesday 29 – TBD

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Game 1 – Thursday, April 17 – 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Sunday, April 20 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Tuesday, April 22 – 10 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Thursday, April 24 – 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Saturday, April 26 – TBD (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Monday April 28 – TBD

*Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 – TBD

A reminder that you can watch all the games live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app; if you’re at home watching on TV, use NBC’s handy NHL Playoff Finder to figure out which channels the games are on.

Report: If the Sabres can sign Vesey, they could be more willing to trade Kane

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 03:  Evander Kane #9 of the Buffalo Sabres speaks with referee Kevin Pollock #33 during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 3, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
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If the Buffalo Sabres can sign Jimmy Vesey, they may be more willing to trade winger Evander Kane.

That’s what TSN 1040 (Vancouver) radio host Matt Sekeres has been hearing, and what he’s hearing does make a lot of sense.

Kane, whose off-ice issues are once again making headlines, has two years left on his contract before he can become an unrestricted free agent. He plays the same position as Vesey, 23, who’s currently Buffalo property but can sign with any team he chooses on Aug. 15.

Even if the Sabres can’t convince Vesey to join them, Kane could still be traded. GM Tim Murray has already conceded that his patience is wearing thin with the 24-year-old that he acquired from Winnipeg not long ago. Alex Nylander, drafted eighth overall in June, plays the same position as Kane, and Murray has said it’s possible the teenager could make the jump to the NHL next season.

Buffalo, Boston and Toronto have generally been considered the favorites to land Vesey. Chicago and Pittsburgh have also been mentioned.

Related: Cue the Kane-to-Vancouver speculation

Leafs avoid arbitration with Peter Holland

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 11: Peter Holland #24 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates up the ice during NHL action against the Montreal Canadiens at the Air Canada Centre April 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs won’t require arbitration with forward Peter Holland. They’ve signed the 25-year-old to a one-year deal worth a reported $1.3 million.

Holland had a hearing scheduled for today. Last week, the Leafs sent a message by putting him on waivers, which he cleared.

Holland had nine goals and 18 assists in 65 games last season. With him signed, the Leafs have only defensemen Frank Corrado and Martin Marincin as restricted free agents. Corrado has an arbitration hearing scheduled for tomorrow; Marincin’s is next Tuesday.

Related: Corrado and Leafs aren’t that far apart

Arbitration looming this week for Mrazek and DeKeyser

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is checked by Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings in front of Petr Mrazek #34 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 16, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
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This is an important week in the Detroit Red Wings’ offseason, with Petr Mrazek‘s arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday and Danny DeKeyser‘s for Thursday.

GM Ken Holland would prefer to avoid the hearings, which can sometimes result in hurt feelings.

“I think a negotiated settlement is always better than having an arbitrated settlement,” Holland told MLive.com. “Obviously, both sides run (the risk) of somebody’s not going to be happy.”

That being said, in Mrazek’s case, the two sides still have a ways to go. Remember that the 24-year-old netminder was excellent for most of 2015-16, but in Holland’s words, “the wheels came off a little bit in the middle of February.”

Hence, the divide:

DeKeyser, meanwhile, is more of a proven NHL commodity. He’s had three full seasons in the league. In the 26-year-old defenseman, the Red Wings pretty much know what they’ve got.

“There’s way more comparables, I think, in Dan DeKeyser‘s case so it was easier to figure out what was the market place,” said Holland. “That’s certainly not the case of Petr Mrazek’s situation.”

Holland’s work will not be finished once Mrazek and DeKeyser are signed. He still wants to add another defenseman, and he’s got a surplus of forwards to work with.

Related: Holland makes argument to keep Jimmy Howard

Flyers sign Brayden Schenn to four-year deal

Philadelphia Flyers' Brayden Schenn reacts after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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The Flyers won’t require today’s scheduled arbitration hearing with Brayden Schenn. They’ve agreed to terms with the 24-year-old forward on a four-year contract with a reported cap hit of $5.125 million.

Schenn had a career-high 26 goals and 33 assists in 2015-16. His 59 points were the third most on the Flyers, behind only Claude Giroux‘s 67 and Wayne Simmonds‘ 60.

The Schenn signing leaves the Flyers with just over $1 million in cap space for 2016-17, but no major free agents remaining. RFA defenseman Brandon Manning still needs a contract, but that’s it, per General Fanager. Manning has an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 2.

Related: Coyotes sign Luke Schenn