NHL playoffs schedule 2013: No wait for beginning of Round 2

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins on Tuesday.

There will be no wait for the beginning of the Conference Semifinal round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The festivities begin with two games on Tue., May 14, just a day after the conclusion of the Conference Quarterfinal round.

The Ottawa Senators are in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semis on Tuesday. Puck drop will be at 7 p.m. ET. In the night cap, the Battle of California kicks off between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday from Staples Center.

One Conference Semifinal series begins on Wed., May 15. The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will face off at United Center in an Original 6 matchup at 8 p.m. ET. The final series between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers, another Original 6 series, will begin Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET in Boston.

Gm Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
1 Wed, May 15 Red Wings at Blackhawks 8 p.m NBCSN, CBC
2 Sat, May 18 Red Wings at Blackhawks 1 p.m. NBC, CBC
3 Mon, May 20 Blackhawks at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
4 Thu, May 23 Blackhawks at Red Wings 8 p.m NBCSN, CBC
5* Sat, May 25 Red Wings at Blackhawks TBD CBC
6* Mon, May 27 Blackhawks at Red Wings TBD CBC
7* Wed, May 29 Red Wings at Blackhawks TBD CBC

Gm Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
1 Tue, May 14 Sharks at Kings 10 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
2 Thu, May 16 Sharks at Kings 10 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
3 Sat, May 18 Kings at Sharks 9 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
4 Tue, May 21 Kings at Sharks 10 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
5* Thu, May 23 Sharks at Kings 10:30 p.m. NBCSN, TSN
6* Sun, May 26 Kings at Sharks TBD TSN
7* Tue, May 28 Sharks at Kings TBD TSN

Gm Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
1 Tue, May 14 Senators at Penguins 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
2 Fri, May 17 Senators at Penguins 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
3 Sun, May 19 Penguins at Senators 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
4 Wed, May 22 Penguins at Senators 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
5* Fri, May 24 Senators at Penguins 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
6* Sun, May 26 Penguins at Senators TBD CBC, RDS
7* Tue, May 28 Senators at Penguins TBD CBC, RDS

Gm Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
1 Thu, May 16 Rangers at Bruins 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
2 Sun, May 19 Rangers at Bruins 3 p.m. NBCSN, CBC
3 Tue, May 21 Bruins at Rangers 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
4 Thu, May 23 Bruins at Rangers 7 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS
5* Sat, May 25 Rangers at Bruins TBD NBCSN, CBC, RDS
6* Mon, May 27 Bruins at Rangers TBD CBC, RDS
7* Wed, May 29 Rangers at Bruins TBD CBC, RDS
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