The Vancouver Canucks have been a favorite to win the Stanley Cup for the last few seasons. Following consecutive Presidents' Trophies and a Stanley Cup appearance, the team enters the 2013 playoffs slightly under the radar. Well, as under the radar as a division champion can be, at least.
Vancouver will open against the No. 6 seed San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
San Jose has had their share of fanfare over the years as a serious contender in the West. After a red-hot start to the season, the team abruptly hit a dry spell, which appeared as though it could find the team battling for a lottery pick instead of a playoff spot. However, the Sharks rebounded and will attempt to delay the Canucks' championship hopes for another season.
Here's the full series schedule:
|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|