Capitals-Hurricanes First Round Series Schedule Announced: Game 1 Will Be Thursday in DC

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The Washington Capitals’ First Round series against the Carolina Hurricanes will begin on Thursday night at Capital One Arena. Game 1 can be seen on NBC Sports Washington locally or USA Network nationally beginning at 7:30 PM ET. The Capitals will host Games 1 and 2 as well as games 5 and 7, if necessary. The Hurricanes will host Games 3, 4, and 6 (if necessary). Game 2 will be broadcast nationally by NBC on Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 PM. The Hurricanes will host their first Stanley Cup Playoff game at PNC Arena since 2009 on Monday, April 15, at 7:00 PM ET.

Game 1           at Washington           Thursday, April 11          7:30 PM

Game 2           at Washington           Saturday, April 13           3:00 PM

Game 3           at Carolina                 Monday, April 15             7:00 PM

Game 4           at Carolina                 Thursday, April 18          7:00 PM

Game 5*          at Washington          Saturday, April 20           TBA

Game 6*          at Carolina                Monday, April 22             TBA

Game 7*          at Washington          Wednesday, April 24      TBA

*if necessary

The Capitals have started the opening round series at home in each of the past five seasons, winning the series each time. They have finished first in the Metropolitan Division the past four times.

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday night.

Times for Games 5-7 of the series will be announced later depending on how the first few games of the series go.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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