Capitals-Hurricanes first round schedule released

The Washington Capitals face the Carolina Hurricanes in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The entire series schedule is included below.

Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Capitals

Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Capitals

Monday, April 15, 7 p.m.: Capitals @ Hurricanes

Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.: Capitals @ Hurricanes

Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. : Hurricanes @ Capitals

*Monday, April 22, TBD: Capitals @ Hurricanes (IF NECESSARY)

*Wednesday, April 24, TBD: Hurricanes @ Capitals (IF NECESSARY)

This marks the first time the Capitals face the Hurricanes in the playoffs, although the teams have been divisional rivals since the 1998-99 season.

Washington swept the four-game regular-season series against Carolina this past season.

Washington entered the postseason fresh off winning a fourth consecutive Metropolitan Division title and securing a franchise-record fifth straight 100-point season.

The Hurricanes ended the NHL’s longest active postseason drought by qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09.

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