Before the Caps playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes started a week ago, the timeframe for Game Five was a mystery. Now that the game will happen, we have a definitive start time for the game.
Wednesday afternoon, the Capitals announced that Saturday’s Game Five start time will be 8 pm. It will be broadcast on NBC, SportsNet360, Sportsnet1, and TVA.
The start time of Game 5 of the First Round Series between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals is 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20 in Washington.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 17, 2019
There are two other playoff games that start earlier than Washington’s, which likely was the determining factor for the 8 pm. start. Game Five between Nashville and Dallas will start at 3 pm., and Game Six between Winnipeg and St. Louis will start at 7 p.m.
For those among us who celebrate Passover at sundown, hold that seder early. Eric Fingerhut predicted a start time of either 3 pm or 8 pm before the official start time was announced.
Game 5 of Caps series sort of conflicts with those having a second night Passover Seder. No time yet, but probably either 3 pm (can start Seder late?) or 8 pm (get started early?).
— Eric Fingerhut (@ericfingerhut) April 7, 2019
This isn’t the first time Game Five occurred on the holiday, and fans had to choose between Game Five and their seder start times in 2016.
More from the NHL:
NEW YORK (April 17, 2019) – The National Hockey League today announced the following updates to the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round schedule:
· The start time of Game 5 of the First Round Series between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators is 3 p.m. ET, on Saturday, April 20, in Nashville. The game will be televised on NBC in the U.S. In Canada, the game will be on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
· The start time of Game 6 of the First Round Series between the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues has been set for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20, in St. Louis. The game will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. In Canada, the game will be on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.
· The start time of Game 5 of the First Round Series between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals is 8 p.m. ET, on Saturday, April 20, in Washington. The game will be televised on NBC in the U.S. In Canada, the game will be on SN360, SN1 and TVA Sports.
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