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NHL Playoffs 2011 Schedule, Round 2: Capitals Vs. Lightning To Begin Friday

The 2011 NHL Playoffs schedule for the second round has now been set. The Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning will begin their series on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Verizon Center. The game will be televised on TSN in Canada and Versus in the United States.

The Lightning advanced to the second round with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 on the road on Wednesday. The Lightning trailed the shorthanded Penguins in the series, 3-1, but rallied with wins in Game 5 and 6 before holding off a furious Penguins charge down the stretch in Game 7. The Capitals were 4-1-1 against the Lightning in the regular season.

Here is the complete schedule, per TSN and NBC Washington's Dan Hellie:

Game 1: Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m., Versus, TSN

Game 2: Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m., Versus, CBS

Game 3: Tuesday, May 3, time TBA, TSN, CSN

Game 4: Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m., TSN, CSN

Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday, May 7 at 12:30, NBC, TSN

Game 6 (if necessary): Monday, May 9, time TBA, CSN, Versus, TSN

Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 11, time TBA, CSN, Versus, TSN