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TV Schedule, April 23: Capitals Vs. Rangers, 2011 NHL Playoffs And Other Action

This is a big day in Washington D.C., as the Washington Capitals will look to close out their 2011 NHL Playoffs first-round series against the New York Rangers in Game 5 at the Verizon Center. Here is a complete TV schedule of all of the action, as well as other key sporting events.

Capitals vs. Rangers, 2011 NHL Playoffs

Actual game: 3 p.m., NBC: Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk will have the call for NBC, with Pierre McGuide inside the glass. When the Capitals were last on NBC for Game 3, the game didn't get started until 20 minutes after its schedule time because of the pregame show. It's possible the same happens here.

As far as other pregame coverage, 106.7 The Fan has coverage live from the Greene Turtle and will be carrying the game on its airwaves.

Other sports action

NHL Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 5: The Penguins look for the kill and could close out the Lightning tonight at home. There's a chance they would play the Capitals in the second round if both win, but Boston and Philadelphia would need to win their series. (Noon, Versus)

Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins, Game 5: The Bruins return home looking to take a 3-2 lead in a series where the road team has won every game. (7 p.m., Versus)

Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks, Game 5: The Sharks will look to close out the series at home after staging an epic comeback win over the Kings in Game 3 and also depositing them in Game 4. (10:30 p.m., Versus)

NBA Playoffs

Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4: The Bulls have won all three games of this series, but each has come down to the final minutes. Can the Pacers get one of these games. (2:30 p.m., TNT)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Game 4: Portland won Game 3 of this competitive series on Thursday night. Now, they'll look to even it up. (5 p.m., TNT)

San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Game 3: The Spurs need a win in Memphis to go up 2-1 against a pesky Grizzlies team that has played them extremely well in the first two games of the series. (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets, Game 3: The Nuggets got blown out in Game 2, but a return home usually cures their woes. They'll look to get back in the series with a win. (10 p.m., ESPN)

Other action

Nationals vs. Pirates: Livan Hernandez will take the hill for the Nationals after the first game of the series was rained out Friday. (7 p.m., MASN2)