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NHL Playoff Schedule 2013: Round 2 Dates, Game Times and TV Coverage Info

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12:  Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks defends against Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on April 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Redwings 3-2 in a shootout.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Tim KeeneyContributor IMay 13, 2013

The Stanley Cup playoffs usually set the stage for some thrilling hockey, but if the first round was any indication, we are in for a legendary postseason. 

While the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators steamrolled through their opening matchups, the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins all advanced thanks to some scintillating, instant-classic series wins. 

As the competition only gets more fierce and the talent level across the ice increases, missing any of the action would be a Gob-like huge mistake

What follows is a quick look at each second-round matchup and where you can catch every heart-stopping game. 

Note: Schedule info courtesy of NHL.com 

 

No. 1 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 7 Detroit Red Wings

The Blackhawks showcased why they were the regular season's most dominant team, picking apart the No. 8 Minnesota Wild in succinct fashion. Now they'll get the Red Wings, a team they went 4-0-0 against this year.  

Detroit was able to advance past the No. 2 Anaheim Ducks thanks to two-straight victories while facing elimination, including a truly memorable Game 7:

 

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
Wednesday, May 15 Detroit Chicago 8 p.m. NBCSN, CBC 
Saturday, May 18  Detroit  Chicago  1 p.m.  NBC 
Monday, May 20  Chicago  Detroit  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN 
Wednesday, May 22  Chicago  Detroit  8 p.m.  NBCSN 
*Saturday, May 25  Detroit  Chicago  TBD  TBD 
*Monday, May 27 Chicago  Detroit  TBD  TBD 
*Wednesday, May 29  Detroit Chicago  TBD  TBD 

 

No. 5 Los Angeles Kings vs. No. 6 San Jose Sharks

The Kings took care of the St. Louis Blues in six, but it was much closer than it sounds—every single game was decided by a single goal.

In the second round, things figure to get significantly tougher. They'll take on the Sharks, who are coming off a thorough sweep of the Vancouver Canucks. 

The California squads split the season series, 2-2, with one of San Jose's wins coming in overtime. 

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
Tuesday, May 14  San Jose  Los Angeles  10 p.m.  NBCSN 
Thursday, May 16  San Jose  Los Angeles  10 p.m.  NBCSN 
Saturday, May 18  Los Angeles  San Jose  9 p.m.  NBCSN 
Tuesday, May 21  Los Angeles  San Jose  10 p.m.  NBCSN 
*Thursday, May 23  San Jose  Los Angeles  10:30 p.m.  NBCSN 
*Sunday, May 26  Los Angeles  San Jose  TBD TBD
*Tuesday, May 28  San Jose   Los Angeles  TBD  TBD 

 

No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 7 Ottawa Senators

The Penguins—as they tend to do—were able to eliminate the New York Islanders on the strength of their offense, pouring in 25 total goals (over four per contest) in the memorable series. 

Ottawa, which lost all three of its matchups to Pittsburgh during the regular season, scored 20 in its 4-1 series win over the Montreal Canadiens. We're in store for some electrifying shootouts in this matchup. 

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
Tuesday, May 14  Ottawa  Pittsburgh  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, CBC, RDS 
Friday, May 17  Ottawa  Pittsburgh  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, CBC 
Sunday, May 19  Pittsburgh  Ottawa  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, CBC, RDS 
Wednesday, May 22  Pittsburgh  Ottawa  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, CBC, RDS 
*Friday, May 24  Ottawa  Pittsburgh  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, CBC, RDS 
*Sunday, May 26  Pittsburgh  Ottawa  TBD  CBC, RDS 
*Tuesday, May 28  Ottawa  Pittsburgh  TBD  CBC, RDS 

 

No. 4 Boston Bruins vs. No. 6 New York Rangers

Both teams needed Game 7 wins on Monday to get here, and both got them in very different ways.

The Bruins rallied from three goals down to win an overtime thriller over the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Rangers absolutely throttled the Washington Capitals—in Washington—by a score of 5-0.

New York won two out of the three regular-season meetings, but both victories went to overtime and one went to a shootout. 

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) Network
Thursday, May 16  New York  Boston  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, TSN, RDS 
Sunday, May 19  New York  Boston  3 p.m.  NBC, TSN, RDS 
Tuesday, May 21  Boston  New York  7:30 p.m.  NBCSN, TSN, RDS 
Thursday, May 23  Boston  New York  7:30 p.m.  CNBC, TSN, RDS 
*Saturday, May 25  New York  Boston  TBD  TSN, RDS 
*Monday, May 27  Boston  New York  TBD  TSN, RDS 
*Wednesday, May 29  New York  Boston  TBD  TSN, RDS 

 

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