NHL Playoff Schedule 2012: Penguins Vs. Flyers, Red Wings Vs. Predators Highlight Sunday Games

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 07: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is stopped by Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Consol Energy Center on October 7 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Penguins 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Penguins and Flyers continue their bloodbath rivalry, the most intriguing game in a four-match slate on Sunday of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Four games highlight the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs' Sunday schedule, perhaps none more intriguing than the 3 o'clock clash between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.

The Pens and Flyers are two teams that have engaged in some epic fights over the past few weeks of the regular season leading into the playoffs, and the Flyers, though the lower seed, have taken the first two games of the series on the road in Pittsburgh.

The late game on the schedule, the Western Conference one vs. eight match-up, also is worth keeping an eye on. The No. 8 seed Los Angeles Kings took the first two games in Vancouver from the Canucks, and now have three remaining home games to try to win twice and complete the upset.

No. 4 Nashville Predators vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings
12 p.m. ET -- Game 3, Western Conference Quarterfinals. Series tied, 1-1
National TV: NBC

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers
3 p.m. ET -- Game 3, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Flyers lead 2-0.
National TV: NBC

No. 6 New Jersey Devils vs. No. 3 Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. ET -- Game 2, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Devils lead, 1-0
National TV: NBCS | Local TV: MSG Plus

No. 1 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 8 Los Angeles Kings
10:30 p.m. ET -- Game 3, Western Conference Quarterfinals. Kings lead, 2-0
National TV: NBCS | Local TV: Fox Sports West

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