NHL Playoff TV Schedule 2013: Complete Viewing Guide for Round 2

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IMay 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 09: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on before taking a face-off against the New York Islanders in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 9, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Three series in the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs went to a Game 7.

Don't expect things to get any less contentious in the second round, either.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will get the second round started on Tuesday, May 14. The No. 1-seeded Penguins beat the New York Islanders in six games in the first round, while the No. 7-seeded Senators shocked the Montreal Canadiens in five games. The Penguins and Senators rank first and second respectively in goals per game during the postseason. Ottawa also allowed just 1.8 goals per contest in the first round.

The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will start their series after the Penguins and Senators game. The Kings are coming off a 4-2 series victory over the St. Louis Blues, while the Sharks swept the Vancouver Canucks. San Jose is averaging 3.75 goals per game in the playoffs; Los Angeles is allowing 1.67 goals per game.

On Wednesday, May 15, the series between the No. 1 seed Chicago Blackhawks and No. 7 seed Detroit Red Wings gets started. The powerhouse Blackhawks did what they were supposed to do against the Minnesota Wild in the first round, winning the series in five games. The Red Wings shocked the No. 2 seed Anaheim Ducks, roaring back from a 3-2 series deficit to win the final two games of the series. Chicago is averaging 3.4 goals per game during the playoffs while allowing 1.4 goals per contest. Detroit's defense will have to tighten up to shock the Blackhawks.

The Boston Bruins will start things off with the New York Rangers on Thursday, May 16. The Bruins are coming off a spectacular come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 on Monday. The Rangers blanked the Washington Capitals in Game 7. Boston has been one of the top scoring squads in the postseason, averaging 3.14 goals per game. The Rangers have put the clamps down on defense, allowing 1.71 goals per contest.


When: May 14 - May 29 (if necessary) 

Watch: NBC Sports, NBC, TSN, CNBC, RDS, CBC

Live Stream: NHL.com


2013 NHL Playoff Round 2 TV Schedule (courtesy of NHL.com)

All times ET. *If necessary


(1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (7) Ottawa Senators

Game Home Team Date Time Network
Pittsburgh Tuesday, May 14 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC, RDS
Pittsburgh Friday, May 17 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC
Ottawa Sunday, May 19 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC, RDS
Ottawa Wednesday, May 22  7:30 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC, RDS
5* Pittsburgh Friday, May 24  7:30 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC, RDS
6* Ottawa Sunday, May 26
7*  Pittsburgh Tuesday, May 28  TBD CBC, RDS


(5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (6) San Jose Sharks 

Game Home Team Date Time Network
1 Los Angeles Tuesday, May 14  10 p.m. NBC Sports, TSN
2 Los Angeles Thursday, May 16  10 p.m.  NBC Sports, TSN
3 San Jose Saturday, May 18 
9 p.m.  NBC Sports, TSN 
4 San Jose Tuesday, May 21  10 p.m.  NBC Sports, TSN 
5* Los Angeles Thursday, May 23  10:30 p.m. NBC Sports, TSN
6* San Jose Sunday, May 26  TBD  TSN
7* Los Angeles Tuesday, May 28 TBD  TSN 


(1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Detroit Red Wings

Game Home Team Date Time Network
1 Chicago Wednesday, May 15 8 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC
Chicago Saturday, May 18  1 p.m. NBC, CBC 
Detroit Monday, May 20  7:30 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC
4 Detroit Thursday, May 23  8 p.m. NBC Sports, CBC 
5*  Chicago Saturday, May 25 TBD  CBC 
6* Detroit Monday, May 27 TBD  CBC 
7* Chicago Wednesday, May 29  TBD  CBC 


(4) Boston Bruins vs. (6) New York Rangers

Game Home Team Date Time Network
1 Boston Thursday, May 16  7:30 p.m.  NBC Sports, TSN, RDS
Boston Sunday, May 19 3 p.m.  NBC, TSN, RDS
New York Tuesday, May 21 7:30 p.m.  NBC Sports, TSN, RDS
4 New York Thursday, May 23 7 p.m. CNBC, TSN, RDS 
5* Boston Saturday, May 25 TBD.  TSN, RDS
6* New York Monday, May 27 TBD TSN, RDS
7* Boston Wednesday, May 29 TBD TSN, RDS


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