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Washington Opens Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on Friday

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals begin their quest for the Stanley Cup at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11, when they host the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series at Verizon Center in the quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

 
The Southeast Division champion and third-seeded Capitals will face the sixth-seeded Flyers in Game 2 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Game 2 will be broadcast by NBC.
 
The series then shifts to the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4. Game 3 is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, and Game 4 will be contested at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. 
 
If necessary, Games 5-7 will alternate between the two cities with Game 5 being in Washington at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.
 
The Capitals went 2-2-0 against the Flyers this year, winning both their games in overtime at Wachovia Center. This marks the fourth time that the two former Patrick Division rivals will meet in the playoffs and is the first meeting since 1988-89. The Caps were victorious in two of the previous three meetings.
 
Fans can call 202-266-CAPS for ticket information and can follow the Capitals throughout the playoffs on Comcast SportsNet and on several local radio stations. All Caps playoff games will be broadcast live on WJFK (106.7 FM) and a combination of Talk Radio 3WT (1500 AM, 107.7 FM, 820AM) and WFED (1050 AM).
 
Capitals Playoff Schedule Versus Philadelphia
Friday, April 11 vs. Philadelphia       7 p.m.              Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS, TSN  WJFK
Sunday, April 13 vs. Philadelphia      2 p.m.              NBC, TSN                                          WJFK
Tuesday, April 15 at Philadelphia        7 p.m.              Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS, TSN     WJFK
Thursday, April 17 at Philadelphia      7 p.m.              Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS, TSN     WJFK
*Saturday, April 19 vs. Philadelphia 1 p.m.              NBC, TSN                                          WJFK/Talk Radio 3WT
*Monday, April 21 at Philadelphia      TBD                 Comcast SportsNet, VERSUS, TSN     WJFK
*Tuesday, April 22 vs. Philadelphia TBD                Comcast SportsNet, TSN                   WJFK
 
*If necessary
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