Isles – Lightning Game 1 kicks off Wednesday alongside Preds – Ducks Game 7


The NHL’s doing something rare on Wednesday: starting the second round on the same night that the first round will end.

Many probably expected that night to only feature Game 7 between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators. Instead, that game will be accompanied by the first contest of the series between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Here are some other tidbits from the NHL:

  • The start time for Game 7 of the First Round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators has been set for 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT/7 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 27, in Anaheim. Outside of the local markets, the game will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. In Canada, the game will be on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
  • The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round will begin on Wednesday, April 27, with one game when the Tampa Bay Lightning play host to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of their series at 7 p.m. ET in Tampa. The game will be televised exclusively in the U.S. on NBCSN. In Canada, the game will be on CBC and TVA Sports