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2017 Stanley Cup playoffs: Dates, schedule, matchups and news

Sidney Crosby knows how to get it done. Robert Reiners/Getty Images

No team enters the Stanley Cup playoffs facing higher expectations and carrying more playoff baggage than the Washington Capitals. Winning their second straight Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's top regular-season team will only further bring into focus their failure to get the job done if they go home early. Can they do it? Is this their year? From Game 1 of the first round to the Stanley Cup finals, follow all the action right here. (All times Eastern.)

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SECOND ROUND

Eastern Conference

VS.

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Game 1: Penguins at Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Penguins at Capitals, Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m.
Game 3: Capitals at Penguins, Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: Capitals at Penguins, Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: Penguins at Capitals, Saturday, May 6, tbd
*Game 6: Capitals at Penguins, Monday, May 8, tbd
*Game 7: Penguins at Capitals, Wednesday, May 10, tbd
*if necessary


VS.

Ottawa Senators vs. New York Rangers

Game 1: Rangers at Senators, Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Game 2: Rangers at Senators, Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m.
Game 3: Senators at Rangers, Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Game 4: Senators at Rangers, Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: Rangers at Senators, Saturday, May 6, tbd
*Game 6: Senators at Rangers, Tuesday, May 9, tbd
*Game 7: Rangers at Senators, Thursday, May 11, tbd
*if necessary


Western Conference

VS.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers

Game 1: Oilers 5, Ducks 3 (EDM leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Oilers at Ducks, Friday, April 28, 10:30 p.m.
Game 3: Ducks at Oilers, Sunday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Game 4: Ducks at Oilers, Wednesday, May 3, 10 p.m.
*Game 5: Oilers at Ducks, Friday, May 5, tbd
*Game 6: Ducks at Oilers, Sunday, May 7, tbd
*Game 7: Oilers at Ducks, Wednesday, May 10, tbd
*if necessary


VS.

St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators

Game 1: Predators 4, Blues 3 (NSH leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Predators at Blues, Friday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Game 3:
Blues at Predators, Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.
Game 4: Blues at Predators, Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 p.m.
*Game 5: Predators at Blues, Friday, May 5, tbd
*Game 6: Blues at Predators, Sunday, May 7, tbd
*Game 7: Predators at Blues, Tuesday, May 9, tbd
*if necessary


FIRST ROUND

Eastern Conference

VS.

Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 1: Capitals 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT) (WSH leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Maple Leafs 4, Capitals 3 (2OT) (series tied 1-1)
Game 3: Maple Leafs 4, Capitals 3 (OT) (TOR leads series 2-1)
Game 4: Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 4 (series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Capitals 2, Maple Leafs 1 (WSH leads series 3-2)
Game 6: Capitals 2, Maple Leafs 1 (OT) (WSH wins series 4-2)


VS.

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers

Game 1: Rangers 2, Canadiens 0 (NYR leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Canadiens 4, Rangers 3 (OT) (series tied 1-1)
Game 3:
Canadiens 3, Rangers 1 (MTL leads series 2-1)
Game 4: Rangers 2, Canadiens 1 (series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Rangers 3, Canadiens 2 (OT) (NYR leads series 3-2)
Game 6: Rangers 3, Canadiens 1 (NYR wins series 4-2)


VS.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Game 1: Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 1 (PIT leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 1 (PIT leads series 2-0)
Game 3:
Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 4 (OT) (PIT leads series 3-0)
Game 4: Blue Jackets 5, Penguins 4 (PIT leads series 3-1)
Game 5: Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 2 (PIT wins series 4-1)


VS.

Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins

Game 1: Bruins 2, Senators 1 (BOS leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Senators 4, Bruins 3 (OT) (series tied 1-1)
Game 3:
Senators 4, Bruins 3 (OT) (OTT leads series 2-1)
Game 4: Senators 1, Bruins 0 (OTT leads series 3-1)
Game 5: Bruins 3, Senators 2 (2OT) (OTT leads series 3-2)
Game 6: Senators 3, Bruins 2 (OT) (OTT wins series 4-2)


Western Conference

VS.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators

Game 1: Predators 1, Blackhawks 0 (NSH leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Predators 5, Blackhawks 0 (NSH leads series 2-0)
Game 3:
Predators 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT) (NSH leads series 3-0)
Game 4: Predators 4, Blackhawks 1 (NSH wins series 4-0)


VS.

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Game 1: Blues 2, Wild 1 (OT) (STL leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Blues 2, Wild 1 (STL leads series 2-0)
Game 3:
Blues 3, Wild 1 (STL leads series 3-0)
Game 4: Wild 2, Blues 0 (STL leads series 3-1)
Game 5: Blues 4, Wild (OT) (STL wins series 4-1)


VS.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

Game 1: Ducks 3, Flames 2 (ANA leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Ducks 3, Flames 2 (ANA leads series 2-0)
Game 3:
Ducks 5, Flames 4 (OT) (ANA leads series 3-0)
Game 4: Ducks 3, Flames 1 (ANA wins series 4-0)


VS.

San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers

Game 1: Sharks 3, Oilers 2 (OT) (SJ leads series 1-0)
Game 2: Oilers 2, Sharks 0 (series tied 1-1)
Game 3:
Oilers 1, Sharks 0 (EDM leads series 2-1)
Game 4: Sharks 7, Oilers 0 (series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Oilers 4, Sharks 3 (OT) (EDM leads series 3-2)
Game 6: Oilers 3, Sharks 1 (EDM wins series 4-2)