Stanley Cup playoff schedule 2013: The full conference quarterfinal breakdown

Justin Sullivan

Here's the full schedule for the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Tuesday, April 30 with three Western Conference quarterfinal series kicking off the two month-long fight for NHL supremacy.

The St. Louis Blues will host the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday evening in a rematch of 2012's semifinal series between the teams. The Detroit Red Wings will travel to face the Anaheim Ducks as well Tuesday, and the President's Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks will host the Minnesota Wild.

Three series are set to begin Wednesday with the Boston Bruins hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks hosting the San Jose Sharks and the New York Islanders traveling to take on the division-rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens won't kick off their series until Thursday, but the extra off days mean they'll play a back-to-back with Game 2 coming Friday. Washington hosts the New York Rangers as well on Thursday night to kick off their series.

Here's the full schedule, broken down by series. Keep in mind that local broadcasters hold the rights to first-round games, so national broadcasts will be mostly blacked out in local markets.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Wed, May 1 Islanders at Penguins 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 2 Fri, May 3 Islanders at Penguins 7 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 3 Sun, May 5 Penguins at Islanders 12:00 p.m. NBC, TSN
Game 4 Tue, May 7 Penguins at Islanders 7 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 5* Thu, May 9 Islanders at Penguins 7 p.m. TSN
Game 6* Sat, May 11 Penguins at Islanders TBD TSN
Game 7* Sun, May 12 Islanders at Penguins TBD TSN
Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Thu, May 2 Senators at Canadiens 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 2 Fri, May 3 Senators at Canadiens 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 3 Sun, May 5 Canadiens at Senators 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Game 4 Tue, May 7 Canadiens at Senators 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 5* Thu, May 9 Senators at Canadiens 7 p.m. CBC, RDS
Game 6* Sat, May 11 Canadiens at Senators TBD CBC, RDS
Game 7* Sun, May 12 Senators at Canadiens TBD CBC, RDS
Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Thu, May 2 Rangers at Capitals 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 2 Sat, May 4 Rangers at Capitals 12:30 p.m. NBC, TSN
Game 3 Mon, May 6 Capitals at Rangers 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 4 Wed, May 8 Capitals at Rangers 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 5* Fri, May 10 Rangers at Capitals 7:30 p.m. TSN
Game 6* Sun, May 12 Capitals at Rangers TBD TSN
Game 7* Mon, May 13 Rangers at Capitals TBD TSN
Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Wed, May 1 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 2 Sat, May 4 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 3 Mon, May 6 Bruins at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Game 4 Wed, May 8 Bruins at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Game 5* Fri, May 10 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. CBC, RDS
Game 6* Sun, May 12 Bruins at Maple Leafs TBD CBC, RDS
Game 7* Mon, May 13 Maple Leafs at Bruins TBD CBC, RDS

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Tue, Apr 30 Wild at Blackhawks 8 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
Game 2 Fri, May 3 Wild at Blackhawks 9:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
Game 3 Sun, May 5 Blackhawks at Wild 3 p.m. NBC, CBC
Game 4 Tue, May 7 Blackhawks at Wild 9:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
Game 5* Thu, May 9 Wild at Blackhawks TBD CBC
Game 6* Sat, May 11 Blackhawks at Wild TBD CBC
Game 7* Sun, May 12 Wild at Blackhawks TBD CBC
Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Tue, Apr 30 Red Wings at Ducks 10:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 2 Thu, May 2 Red Wings at Ducks 10 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 3 Sat, May 4 Ducks at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 4 Mon, May 6 Ducks at Red Wings 8 p.m. CNBC, TSN
Game 5* Wed, May 8 Red Wings at Ducks 10 p.m. TSN
Game 6* Fri, May 10 Ducks at Red Wings TBD TSN
Game 7* Sun, May 12 Red Wings at Ducks TBD TSN
Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Wed, May 1 Sharks at Canucks 10:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 2 Fri, May 3 Sharks at Canucks 10 p.m. CNBC, TSN
Game 3 Sun, May 5 Canucks at Sharks 10 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
Game 4 Tue, May 7 Canucks at Sharks 10 p.m. CNBC, TSN
Game 5* Thu, May 9 Sharks at Canucks 10 p.m. TSN
Game 6* Sat, May 11 Canucks at Sharks TBD TSN
Game 7* Mon, May 13 Sharks at Canucks TBD TSN
Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Tue, Apr 30 Kings at Blues 8 p.m. CNBC, CBC
Game 2 Thu, May 2 Kings at Blues 9:30 p.m. CNBC, CBC
Game 3 Sat, May 4 Blues at Kings 10 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
Game 4 Mon, May 6 Blues at Kings 10 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
Game 5* Wed, May 8 Kings at Blues TBD CBC
Game 6* Fri, May 10 Blues at Kings TBD CBC
Game 7* Mon, May 13 Kings at Blues TBD CBC

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