NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2019: Round 1 schedule, TV info

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We knew the matchups Saturday night, but now we know when the teams will be playing in Round 1 and what channels to find them on. Beginning Wednesday, April 10, the battle for the 2019 Stanley Cup begins as 16 teams vie to become this year’s champion, while the Washington Capitals are hoping to follow the 2016 and 2017 Penguins in winning back-to-back titles.

Here is the full Round 1 schedule with the all-important TV information:

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TBD – To Be Determined

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For the third consecutive postseason, NBC Sports’ coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff first-round games on NBCUniversal cable networks (NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC), as well as NHL Network, will air side-by-side and will be available for streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in local markets alongside regional sports network game telecasts. (Local blackouts apply in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh in the first round).

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.