NHL Playoffs 2012, Devils Vs. Rangers Game 1: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers stops a shot by Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2011 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Klein/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils will start the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

After a thrilling seven-game series against the Capitals, the New York Rangers now move on to face division rival New Jersey in the Eastern Conference Finals. Vezina finalist Henrik Lundqvist has been dominant in the playoffs so far, pushing the Rangers into the Conference Finals with a dazzling Game 7 performance,

But the Rangers have little time to gather themselves, as their rival across the river will come in well-rested to Game 1 on Monday night. It took the Devils two overtimes in Game 7 to get past the Panthers, but they made quick work of the Flyers in the second round. They will have had almost a week to rest when the puck drops at Madison Square Garden. Schedule and broadcast information below:

No. 6 New Jersey Devils at No. 3 New York Rangers
8:00 p.m. ET -- Game 1, Eastern Conference Finals | Series tied, 0-0
National TV: NBC Sports Network

SB Nation New York will have coverage from both sides throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. For all news and information regarding the New York Rangers, please visit Blueshirt Banter. For updates and perspective on the New Jersey Devils, head on over to In Lou We Trust. For complete coverage of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

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