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Sunday's NHL Stanley Cup playoffs scenarios

By Ken Schott
Friday, May 10, 2013

The NHL announced Friday potential starting times for Sunday's Stanley Cup playoffs conference quarterfinal-round games.

The scenarios depend on the outcome of tonight's Game 5 between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins lead the best-of-seven series, 3-1.

If the Maple Leafs win, here is what Sunday's schedule looks like. At 4:30 p.m., Game 6 of the Washington Capitals-New York Rangers will be played. At 7 p.m., a potential Game 7 in the New York Islanders-Pittsburgh Penguins series will be played. At 7:30 p.m., it would be Game 6 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs. At 10 p.m., it would be a potential Game 7 of the Detroit Red Wings-Anaheim Ducks series.

If the Bruins end the series tonight, here are the scenarios. Game 7 of the Islanders-Penguins would be at 7 p.m. Game 6 of the Capitals-Rangers would be at 7:30 p.m. The Red Wings-Ducks Game 7 matchup would be at 10 p.m.

The NBC Sports Group networks for those games have yet to be determined. MSG will show the Capitals-Rangers, while MSG Plus will have the Islanders-Penguins.

My best guess on the networks for the first scenarios would be Capitals-Rangers, Islanders-Penguins and Red Wings-Ducks would be on NBC Sports Network, and the Bruins-Maple Leafs would be on CNBC.

The best guess for the second scenarios are Penguins-Islanders and Red Wings-Ducks on NBCSN, and Capitals-Rangers on CNBC. If there is no Islanders-Penguins game, then NBCSN will show Capitals-Rangers.

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