2008-09 Stanley Cup playoffs schedule

Updated: April 13, 2009, 2:33 AM ET
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The complete schedule for the 2008-09 Stanley Cup playoffs, which begin Wednesday (* -- if necessary; all times ET):

Eastern Conference


No. 1 Boston Bruins vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens
Thursday, April 16, Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 18, Montreal at Boston, 8 p.m.
Monday, April 20, Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m.
*--Saturday, April 25, Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.
*--Monday, April 27, Boston at Montreal, TBD
*--Wednesday, April 29, Montreal at Boston, TBD

No. 2 Washington Capitals vs. No. 7 New York Rangers
Wednesday, April 15, NY Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, NY Rangers at Washington, 1 p.m.
Monday, April 20, Washington at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, Washington at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
*--Friday, April 24, NY Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m.
*--Sunday, April 26, Washington at NY Rangers, 2 p.m.
*--Tuesday, April 28, NY Rangers at Washington, TBD

No. 3 New Jersey Devils vs. No. 6 Carolina Hurricanes
Wednesday, April 15, Carolina at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17, Carolina at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, New Jersey at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, New Jersey at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
*--Thursday, April 23, Carolina at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
*--Sunday, April 26, New Jersey at Carolina, TBD
*--Tuesday, April 28, Carolina at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers
Wednesday, April 15, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 17, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
*--Thursday, April 23, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
*--Saturday, April 25, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.
*--Monday, April 27, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD

Western Conference


No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 8 Anaheim Ducks
Thursday, April 16, Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, San Jose at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
*--Saturday, April 25, Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.
*--Monday, April 27, San Jose at Anaheim, TBD
*--Wednesday, April 29, Anaheim at San Jose, TBD

No. 2 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 7 Columbus Blue Jackets
Thursday, April 16, Columbus at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, Columbus at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m.
*--Saturday, April 25, Columbus at Detroit, 7 p.m.
*--Monday, April 27, Detroit at Columbus, TBD
*--Wednesday, April 29, Columbus at Detroit, TBD

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 St. Louis Blues
Wednesday, April 15, St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Friday, April 17, St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, Vancouver at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
*--Friday, April 24, St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
*--Sunday, April 26, Vancouver at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
*--Tuesday, April 28, St. Louis at Vancouver, TBD

No. 4 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 5 Calgary Flames
Thursday, April 16, Calgary at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, Calgary at Chicago, TBD
Monday, April 20, Chicago at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, Chicago at Calgary, TBD
*--Saturday, April 25, Calgary at Chicago, 10 p.m.
*--Monday, April 27, Chicago at Calgary, TBD
*--Wednesday, April 29, Calgary at Chicago, TBD