The NHL playoffs are just over a week away and it’s time to get excited.
The season opener is Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
ET (7:30 a.m.) on NBCSN and CBC, and the second and final two games are Thursday at 7 p.l.m., and the final game is Saturday at 7.
p.p.m on CBC.
That’s a great start, especially when you consider the big games coming up in the next few weeks: The Capitals and Lightning will be in the playoffs, the Flyers and Rangers will have a lot of games to play, the Panthers and Penguins will be playing for their first Stanley Cup in four years, and in the final two weeks the NHL is gearing up for the biggest trade deadline in league history.
This will all be a great time to catch up on the games, get a little extra entertainment, and maybe even catch a few playoff buzzes.
Here are our picks for the best of the playoffs to watch live on social media: Thursday at 8 p..m.: Capitals vs. Islanders on NBC Sports Network This is a great game to catch some late-game action with a friend and watch the best teams in the league play one another.
Washington is coming off a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers, which was the team’s first win since Dec. 27.
The Capitals are a strong team right now and they are led by top defenseman Alexander Ovechkin.
Washington’s first goal of the season came in the third period against the Panthers when Ovey put the puck into the slot and it bounced off goaltender Braden Holtby’s pads.
Ovechuk has five goals in his past four games, including a hat trick in the first period against Tampa Bay.
The Islanders are a great team that’s playing well right now.
They’ve won four straight, and they’ve gotten four points in their past five games.
The Isles will be without center Mike Santorelli (upper body injury) and left wing Ryan Strome (ankle) for the start of the series.
They’ll look to build on that performance in Game 2 on Thursday.
They have six wins in their last seven games.
Saturday at 8:30: Lightning at Capitals This is one of those games that is going to be a highlight.
The Lightning are coming off their best game of the year against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.
They won 4-3, but that was a game in which they outshot the Oilers, 28-13, and won the faceoff battle 34-19.
This game is going a little different.
It’s going to come down to the power play.
The Caps have two power-play goals in the last four games.
That includes the game-winner in Game 1 against Tampa, which the Lightning scored on a shorthanded power-on-shootout.
In Game 2, Washington’s power-back got a couple of shots on net and then scored on another shorthanded chance in the second period.
That goal was the first for the Capitals in a Game 2 since they scored on the shorthanded attempt in the same game in 2016.
The game is expected to be one of the best in the series, and you’re going to want to watch.
Washington leads the series 3-1.
Sunday at 7 a.s.m: Flyers vs. Lightning on NBCSports Network The Flyers and Lightning are two of the top teams in hockey right now, but they’re not necessarily going to win this series.
Both teams have a shot to make the playoffs.
The Flyers are on pace for an 82-game season, while the Lightning are in the midst of a 93-game campaign.
The teams have played five of their past six games and there are four more games to go.
The second game is Thursday at 9 p.a.m at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
The third game is Friday at 7 pm at Nationwide Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
It will be the first time both teams will be back in Columbus since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa.
Sunday’s game will be one that’s going on the Internet, as fans are going to have to make do with a feed from the NBC Sports app.
If you have a smartphone, you can stream the game from NBCSports.com.
The NHL will stream the broadcast live on the NHL App, which is available on all major mobile devices.
You can also download the app and watch on NBC SPORTS App on Apple TV, Google TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Apple TV (iOS and Android), Apple TV Stick, and PlayStation Vue.
If the game does not start online, the app will be available on Roku, Apple iPad, and Samsung Smart TVs.
If it does start online after 5 p.s., you can still watch on your phone, AppleTV, and/or PlayStation V, but you will need to download the game on your device