Schedule Released for the Washington Capitals’ First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The schedule for the Washington Capitals‘ first round playoff series against the Florida Panthers has been released. The series begins Tuesday night in Sunrise, Florida. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM.

Game 2 will be played Thursday night in Sunrise, Florida, before the series moves to the Nation’s Capital for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday afternoon and Monday night.

Game 1 – Tuesday, May 3 – 7:30 p.m. – Washington at Florida – NBCSW, ESPN2

Game 2 – Thursday, May 5 – 7:30 p.m. – Washington at Florida – NBCSW, TBS

Game 3 – Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 p.m. – Florida at Washington – NBCSW, ESPN

Game 4 – Monday, May 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Florida at Washington – NBCSW, TBS

*Game 5 – Wednesday, May 11 – TBD – Washington at Florida – NBCSW

*Game 6 – Friday, May 13 – TBD – Florida at Washington – NBCSW

*Game 7 – Sunday, May 15 – TBD – Washington at Florida – NBCSW

A limited number of individual game tickets for all possible home games of the First Round of the Capitals 2022 Playoffs presented by Boeing are available via Capitals fans are encouraged to make their ticket purchases directly from the team. Only tickets purchased through the team are guaranteed to be valid. Fans can purchase their tickets through any Ticketmaster sales channel and also through NHL Ticket Exchange. NHL Ticket Exchange is the only guaranteed secondary ticket reseller, and all tickets purchased on NHL Ticket Exchange are verified by Ticketmaster. For more information on Capitals tickets contact 202-266-CAPS or visit

The Caps will be off on Saturday, while Sunday’s practice schedule as well as playoff media information will be announced tomorrow, per the Capitals.

The Capitals finished the regular season 1-1-1 against the Cats, outscored 13-12, and averaging 4.00 Goals For Per Game and 4.33 Goals Against. Some possession numbers from the three regular season tilts.

The series will be the first-ever meeting of the two former Southeast Division rivals in the postseason. The Capitals are 67-43-9-12 all-time in the regular season (including ties) against the Panthers (a .592 Points Percentage).

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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1 Response to Schedule Released for the Washington Capitals’ First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs

  1. Marky says:

    Very excited to see the Caps take on the best. Low expectations but hopeful they can go longer than 4 or 5 like most seem to think.

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