With that regular season business wrapped up, it’s time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. The playoff schedule for the first round against the Colorado Avalanche has been released.
— Danny Austin (@DannyAustin_9) April 7, 2019
The series kicks off in Calgary on Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m., with subsequent games happening every other day after that. The series will be aired in Canada on Sportsnet for games one and two, and CBC for all of the first four games. If the series needs to go longer than four games, CBC will probably carry the remaining games.
One thing to note is the late start times for each game, including an 8:30 p.m. local time puck drop for game two. Typically 7 p.m. or 7:30 has generally been the usual start time for the team this season, but with the NHL staggering games for the postseason, the Flames are starting a bit later than normal.