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Your Easy-Viewing First Round Schedule for Tampa, Washington and Southeast AHL Affiliates

The playoffs are here and there’s much to do along with that. We’ve got predictions to be made, schedules to coordinate, stories to write and, don’t forget, beards to grow!

As far as scheduling goes, complete playoff dockets can be found all over the place but many folks have a specific focus in mind and you won’t find that readily available just anywhere. But I’ve put together a master viewing schedule for anyone with a Southeast Division focus, in particular, including AHL Calder Cup playoff matchup for Carolina, Tampa Bay and Washington fans looking to track their minor league affiliates in the postseason as well. (I would imagine that AHL Live will make a playoff package available in short order.)

Naturally, many of you (like me) will be watching as much playoff hockey as you possibly can, by whatever means necessary, making the act of planning your viewing schedule relatively pointless but, if you follow along with this, fans of teams in the Southeast (and even those who will only see playoff action through their minor league affiliates) won’t miss a second of their club’s chase for a championship. I’ll certainly aim to update this past the first round, where applicable.

Your master schedule awaits:

Wednesday, April 13th
7:00 PM: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins, game 1
7:30 PM: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, game 1
Thursday, April 14th
7:00 PM: Charlotte Checkers at Hershey Bears, game 1
Friday, April 15th
7:00 PM: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins, game 2
7:05 PM: Norfolk Admirals at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, game 1
7:30 PM: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, game 2
Saturday, April 16th
7:05 PM: Norfolk Admirals at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, game 2
Sunday, April 17th
3:00 PM: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers, game 3
5:00 PM: Charlotte Checkers at Hershey Bears, game 2
Monday, April 18th
7:30 PM: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning, game 3
Tuesday, April 19th
7:00 PM: Hershey Bears at Charlotte Checkers, game 3
7:15 PM: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Norfolk Admirals, game 3
Wednesday, April 20th
7:00 PM: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning, game 4
7:00 PM: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers, game 4
7:00 PM: Hershey Bears at Charlotte Checkers, game 4
7:15 PM: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Norfolk Admirals, game 4
Friday, April 22nd
7:00 PM: Hershey Bears at Charlotte Checkers, game 5 (if necessary)
7:30 PM: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Norfolk Admirals, game 5 (if necessary)
Saturday, April 23rd
3:00 PM: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, game 5 (if necessary)
7:05 PM: Norfolk Admirals at Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, game 6 (if necessary)
time TBA: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins, game 5 (if necessary)
Sunday, April 24th
5:00 PM: Charlotte Checkers at Hershey Bears, game 6 (if necessary)
Monday, April 25th
7:00 PM: Charlotte Checkers at Hershey Bears, game 7 (if necessary)
7:05 PM Norfolk Admirals at Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, game 7 (if necessary)
time TBA: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers, game 6 (if necessary)
time TBA: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning, game 6 (if necessary)
Wednesday, April 27th
time TBA: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, game 7 (if necessary)
time TBA: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins, game 7 (if necessary)

Predictions, previews and much more ahead, including an ongoing collaboration of sorts with my Pittsburgh-based pal, Brian Metzer, of FromThePoint.com.

Stay tuned.

JJ
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