A quick look at what games will be on what channels for the opening night of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs…
Islanders at Capitals, 7 p.m. ET on USA Network
Things will kick off with a rematch of the 1993 Patrick Division semifinal — which the Isles won four games to two — at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington. Kenny Albert and Pierre McGuire will be on the call.
Senators at Canadiens, 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network
Another rematch — these two met in the first round of the ’13 playoffs, with Ottawa dispatching of the Habs — will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Glenn Healy and David Amber have the call.
Blackhawks at Predators, 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Yup, another rematch. Chicago and Nashville did battle in the opening round of the ’10 playoffs, which paved the way for the ‘Hawks to win their first title since 1961. Gord Miller and Joe Micheletti will be on the call.
Flames at Canucks, 10 p.m. ET on USA Network
Why not keep with this theme? These two have met each other in the postseason six times and, incredibly, four times the winner has gone onto the Stanley Cup Final. Chris Cuthbert and Bret Hedican have the call.