The NHL has finalized all playoff start times for games taking place on Friday, April 22.
After the Flyers avoided elimination in Game 4 against the Washington Capitals we know there will be a Game 5. That game between the Capitals and Flyers is set for 7pm ET on April 22 and will be carried on NBCSN. The Flyers will once again face elimination.
The New York Islanders will face the Florida Panthers for Game 5 with a 8pm ET start time. With a win on Wednesday, the Panthers have tied the series 2-2. The series is headed back to Sunrise, Fla. CNBC will carry the game outside of local markets.
The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild will face another late start due to the TV schedule. They’ll face off at 9:30pm ET / 8:30pm CT. Wednesday’s win for the Stars puts them up 3-1 in the series as the games shift back to Dallas for Game 5. NBCSN will carry this one outside of the local markets.
And the final game for the night, which was previously announced, will be a 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT start time for Game 5 between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. This one will be carried on CNBC outside of the local markets.
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