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Starting times set for Sunday's playoff games

Friday, 04.20.2012 / 10:57 PM / Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Starting times set for Sunday's playoff games
The National Hockey League announced the starting times for the three Stanley Cup Playoff games scheduled for Sunday.

The National Hockey League announced the starting times for the three Stanley Cup Playoff games scheduled for Sunday.

The first game will begin at noon ET with the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting Philadelphia in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The Flyers still lead 3-2 after Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory in Game 5 on Friday night. The game will be shown on NBC in the United States and on CBC in Canada.

In the second game, Boston visits Washington in Game 6 of their Eastern Quarterfinal series, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. That series is tied 2-2 entering Game 5 on Saturday afternoon. NBC will air the game in the United States and TSN will televise it in Canada.

The third and final game of the day matches the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The Kings lead 3-1, but the Canucks are coming off a 3-1 victory in Game 4 at L.A. on Wednesday. The NBC Sports Network will air the game in the United States. CBC will show the game in Canada.

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