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NHL announces Game 1 start times for Eastern Conference

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The NHL announced the start times for each Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes will get things rolling on Saturday afternoon, while the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs follow suit in the primetime slot. The other two matchups begin Sunday.

All times ET.

Date Time Matchup
April 20 5 p.m. Islanders at Hurricanes
April 20 8 p.m. Maple Leafs at Bruins
April 21 12:30 p.m. Lightning at Panthers
April 21 3 p.m. Capitals at Rangers

The rest of the Round 1 schedule for the Eastern Conference is to be determined.

Start times for the Western Conference remain unknown because only one series - the Colorado Avalanche at the Winnipeg Jets - has been confirmed.

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