NHL Playoffs Second-Round Television Schedule and Info

Tom Urtz Jr.Contributor IApril 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs concluded tonight when the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils ended their respective series and the NHL has released the schedule for the second round of the playoffs.

In the Eastern Conference, Alex Ovechkin and the Caps will take on Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. Zach Parise and the Devils will take on Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers.

In the Western Conference, Mike Smith will backstop the Coyotes, who will face Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators. Jonathan Quick and the Kings will square off against Brian Elliot and the Blues

There are some great regional rivalries on display and the Eastern Conference features three Atlantic Division teams matching up for supremacy. With that in mind, here is the complete schedule courtesy of NHL.com.

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS 

(1) New York Rangers vs. (7) Washington Capitals 

Game 1

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 at Madison Square Garden

3:00 P.M.

NBC, CBC

Game 2

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 at Madison Square Garden

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, CBC

Game 3

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 at Verizon Center

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, CBC

Game 4

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 at Verizon Center

12:30 P.M.

NBC, CBC

Game 5

*MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 at Madison Square Garden

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, CBC

Game 6

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 at Verizon Center

TBD

TBD, CBC

Game 7

*SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden

TBD

TBD, CBC

(5) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils

Game 1

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center

3:00 P.M.

NBC, CBC

Game 2

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, CBC

Game 3

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 at Prudential Center

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, CBC

Game 4

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 at Prudential Center

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, CBC

Game 5

*TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center

TBD

NBCSN, CBC

Game 6

*THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 at Prudential Center

TBD

TBD, CBC

Game 7

*SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 at Wells Fargo Center

TBD

TBD, CBC

2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

(2) St. Louis Blues vs. (8) Los Angeles Kings

Game 1

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 at Scottrade Center

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, TSN

Game 2

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 at Scottrade Center

9:00 P.M.

CNBC, TSN

Game 3

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 at Staples Center

10:00 P.M.

NBCSN, TSN

Game 4

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 at Staples Center

3:00 P.M.

NBC, TSN

Game 5

*TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 at Scottrade Center

TBD

CNBC, TSN

Game 6

*THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 at Staples Center

TBD

TBD, TSN

Game 7

*SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 at Scottrade Center

TBD

TBD, TSN

(3) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (4) Nashville Predators

Game 1

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 at Jobing.com Arena

9:00 P.M.

NBCSN, TSN

Game 2

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 at Jobing.com Arena

8:00 P.M.

NBCSN, TSN

Game 3

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 at Nationwide Arena

9:00 P.M.

CNBC, TSN

Game 4

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012 at Nationwide Arena

7:30 P.M.

NBCSN, TSN

Game 5

*MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 at Jobing.com Arena

10:00 P.M.

NBCSN, TSN

Game 6

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 at Nationwide Arena

TBD

TBD, TSN

Game 7

*FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 at Jobing.com Arena

TBD

TBD, TSN

Right now some networks and times are not decided due to the nature of the series, so when that information becomes available, be sure to check the NHL page at Bleacher Report. Each series contains an interesting matchup.

Best Goaltending Matchup: Tie

Mike Smith vs. Jonathan Quick

Brian Elliot vs. Pekka Rinne

Best Rivalry:

Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils

Best Revenge Series:

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

Lowest Scoring Series:

Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators.

With the playoffs getting started this weekend, sit back and enjoy the ride.