Caps 1st-round playoff schedule released

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The first-round series begins Thursday at Verizon Center. 

The Capitals had the NHL’s best record during the regular season at 55-19-8 (118 points) and will have home-ice advantage throughout the postseason. While the Capitals are playoff bound for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons, the Maple Leafs are in the playoffs for just the second time since 2004.

Washington went 2-1-0 against Toronto this season. The Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 in their most recent meeting on April 4 at the Air Canada Centre. This will mark the first time the clubs have met in the postseason.

Below is the schedule for the Capitals-Maple Leafs first-round series. WTOP’s sister station WFED will air select games on 1500 AM and all games will be available online on their website.

When and where to watch: No. 1 Washington vs. No. 4 Toronto

  • Thursday, April 13: 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington — USA, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Saturday, April 15: 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Monday, April 17: 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto — CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
  • Wednesday, April 19: 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto — CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
  • ***Friday, April 21: TBD Toronto at Washington — TBD
  • ***Sunday, April 23: TBD Washington at Toronto — TBD
  • ***Tuesday, April 25: TBD Toronto at Washington — TBD

See the rest of the schedule below.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) falls on the puck as the Montreal Canadiens attempt to score during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Eastern conference: No. 1 Montreal vs. No. 4 NY Rangers

Wednesday, April 12: 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Montreal — CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Friday, April 14: 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Montreal — CBC, TVA Sports, USA
Sunday, April 16: 7 p.m. Montreal at NY Rangers — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 18: 7 p.m. Montreal at NY Rangers — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
***Thursday, April 20: TBD NY Rangers at Montreal — TBD
***Saturday, April 22: TBD Montreal at NY Rangers — TBD
***Monday, April 24: TBD NY Rangers at Montreal — TBD

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Boston Bruins center Dominic Moore (28) and Ottawa Senators center Tommy Wingels (57) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Eastern conference: No. 2 Ottawa vs. No. 3 Boston

Wednesday, April 12: 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa — Sportsnet, TVA Sports, NHL Network
Saturday, April 15: 3 p.m. Boston at Ottawa — Sportsnet, TVA Sports, NBC
Monday, April 17: 7 p.m. Ottawa at Boston — CNBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 19: 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Boston — USA, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
***Friday, April 21: TBD Boston at Ottawa — TBD
***Sunday, April 23: TBD Ottawa at Boston — TBD
***Wednesday, April: 26 TBD Boston at Ottawa — TBD

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) tries to check Columbus Blue Jackets' Kyle Quincey (26) off the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Eastern conference: No. 2 Pittsburgh vs.  No. 3 Columbus

Wednesday, April 12: 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh — USA, SN 360, TVA Sports
Friday, April 14: 7 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh — NHL Network, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 16: 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus — CNBC, SN 360, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 18: 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus — CNBC, SN 360, TVA Sports
***Thursday, April 20: TBD Columbus at Pittsburgh — TBD
***Sunday, April 23: TBD Pittsburgh at Columbus — TBD
***Tuesday, April 25: TBD Columbus at Pittsburgh — TBD

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) watches as a shot by teammate Patrick Kane gets past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74), of Finland, for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Western conference: No. 1 Chicago vs. No. 4 Nashville

Thursday, April 13: 8 p.m. Nashville at Chicago — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 15: 8 p.m. Nashville at Chicago — NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Monday, April 17: 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Nashville — CNBC, SN ONE, TVA Sports
Thursday, April 20: TBD Chicago at Nashville — SN 360, TVA Sports
***Saturday, April 22: TBD Nashville at Chicago — TBD
***Monday, April 24: TBD Chicago at Nashville — TBD
***Wednesday, April 26: TBD Nashville at Chicago — TBD

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Martin Hanzal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Western conference: No. 2 Minnesota vs. No. 3 St. Louis

Wednesday, April 12: 9:30 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota — NBCSN, SN 360, TVA Sports
Friday, April 14: 8 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota — NBCSN, SN 360, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 16: 3 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis — NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Wednesday, April 19: 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis— NBCSN, SN 360, TVA Sports
***Saturday, April 22: TBD St. Louis at Minnesota — TBD
***Monday, April 24: TBD Minnesota at St. Louis — TBD
***Wednesday, April 26: TBD St. Louis at Minnesota — TBD

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, left,, redirects the puck in front of Calgary Flames goalie Brian Elliott, right, as defenseman Michael Stone, rear, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Western conference: No. 1 Anaheim vs. No. 4 Calgary

Thursday, April 13 10:30 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, April 15 10:30 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim — NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
Monday, April 17 10 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary — CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Wednesday, April 19 10 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary — CBC, TVA Sports, USA
***Friday, April 21: TBD Calgary at Anaheim — TBD
***Sunday, April 23: TBD Anaheim at Calgary — TBD
***Tuesday, April 25: TBD Calgary at Anaheim — TBD

(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) pushes Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, against the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 6, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Western conference: No. 2 Edmonton vs. No. 3 San Jose

Wednesday, April 12: 10 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton — Sportsnet, TVA Sports, USA
Friday, April 14: 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton — Sportsnet, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Sunday, April 16: 10 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Tuesday, April 18: 10 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose — NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
***Thursday, April 20: TBD San Jose at Edmonton — TBD
***Saturday, April 22: TBD Edmonton at San Jose — TBD
***Monday, April 24: TBD San Jose at Edmonton — TBD

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) falls on the puck as the Montreal Canadiens attempt to score during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Boston Bruins center Dominic Moore (28) and Ottawa Senators center Tommy Wingels (57) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) tries to check Columbus Blue Jackets' Kyle Quincey (26) off the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) watches as a shot by teammate Patrick Kane gets past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74), of Finland, for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Martin Hanzal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, left,, redirects the puck in front of Calgary Flames goalie Brian Elliott, right, as defenseman Michael Stone, rear, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) pushes Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, against the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 6, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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