Tentative home schedule released for Montreal Canadiens playoff series
The Canadiens playoff run is tentatively set to start April 12
Eric Engels of Sportsnet has released a tentative schedule for the Montreal Canadiens home playoff dates for the first two rounds of the NHL Playoffs.
Home dates for the Habs for rounds 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs are tentatively scheduled at the Bell Centre #Sportsnet: pic.twitter.com/tB35qWns7S— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 4, 2017
We already know that their opponent will be the New York Rangers after they clinched the division last night. These dates give a sense of the dates of those games.
According to their website, Madison Square Garden does not have any events that would cause a back-to-back situation, so we should assume at least one day between all games in the series.
These dates are subject to change because the broadcast partners have the final say in which series go where. With Pittsburgh, Chicago, and the New York markets, among others as well as a possibility of five Canadian teams, there will be plenty of jostling.
The Canadiens end the regular season on Saturday, April 8 which means they could have four days before the tentative date for Game 1.