NHL releases full first-round playoff schedule. Right here’s when Panthers and Lightning play

NHL releases full first-round playoff schedule. Right here’s when Panthers and Lightning play

The NHL on Friday morning introduced dates, occasions and TV protection plans for all eight first-round matchups of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, together with the Florida Panthers vs the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Panthers will host Video games 1, 2, 5 (if crucial) and seven (if crucial) at Amerant Financial institution Area. Video games 3, 4 and 6 (if crucial) shall be at Tampa’s Amalie Area.

Recreation 1 of the Panthers’ opening-round matchup in opposition to the in-state rival Lightning had already been introduced scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. puck drop on Saturday at Amerant Financial institution Area, with the sport being televised on ESPN nationally, however the league waited till in any case eight opening-round playoff matchups have been finalized following the conclusion of the common season on Thursday to announce sport occasions for the remainder of the video games.

Right here is the total, game-by-game breakdown of the Panthers-Lightning collection.

Recreation 1: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Amerant Financial institution Area on ESPN

Recreation 2: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Amerant Financial institution Area on ESPN 2

Recreation 3: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Amalie Area on TBS and HBO Max

Recreation 4: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Amalie Area on TBS, truTV and HBO Max

Recreation 5 (if crucial): TBD on Monday, April 29 at Amerant Financial institution Area

Recreation 6 (if crucial): TBD on Wednesday, Could 1 at Amalie Area

Recreation 7 (if crucial): TBD on Saturday, Could 4 at Amerant Financial institution Area

Florida and Tampa Bay confronted off within the playoffs twice earlier than, with the Lightning profitable each of these collection. Tampa Bay received in six video games within the first spherical of the 2021 playoffs after which swept Florida within the second spherical of the 2022 playoffs.

The Panthers, nonetheless, went 2-1-0 in opposition to the Lightning throughout the common season.

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