The road to the Stanley Cup will begin on Wednesday for the Washington Capitals, as they face the No. 8 seed New York Rangers at the Verizon Center.
The entire first-round schedule was released Sunday night. The Caps will host the Rangers on Wednesday and again on Friday night. Note the start time, as both games will begin at 7:30 p.m., not the usual 7 p.m. Verizon Center start time.
We'll have a complete Caps-Rangers preview soon with a complete breakdown of the matchup, but here's the first-round schedule to tide you over until then.
Game 1: Wednesday, April 13 at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Friday, April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, April 17 at New York, 3 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, April 20 at New York, 7 p.m.
*Game 5: Saturday, April 23 at Washington, 3 p.m.
*Game 6: Monday, April 25 at New York, TBD
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 27 at Washington, TBD
* if necessary