The NHL released the full first round playoff schedule today, including the first round matchup between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars. The series will begin at 8:30 PM central time on Wednesday April 10th.

Here’s the complete first round schedule for the series (all times are Central):

  • Game 1: Wednesday, April 10th at 8:30 PM in Nashville
  • Game 2: Saturday, April 13th at 5:00 PM in Nashville
  • Game 3: Monday, April 15th at 8:30 PM in Dallas
  • Game 4: Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 PM in Dallas
  • *Game 5: Saturday, April 20th (Time TBD) in Nashville
  • *Game 6: Monday, April 22nd (Time TBD)in Dallas
  • *Game 7: Wednesday, April 24th (Time TBD) in Nashville

*if necessary

The Predators and Stars are meeting for the first time ever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Preds won the regular season series with a 3-2-0 record, though they went 1-2 at home.

At a press conference at Bridgestone Arena today, David Poile talked about the amazing finish to the season despite the obstacles the Preds had along the way.

Peter Laviolette also talked about the Preds’ late surge, with some interesting insight into some key factors to them winning the Central Division.

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