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TV SCHEDULE FOR FIRST ROUND OF STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

ALL SEVEN GAMES OF FIRST ROUND TO BE TELEVISED

RALEIGH, NC (April 10, 2001) - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced the television schedule for their Stanley Cup Playoff first round games against the top-seeded New Jersey Devils. All seven first round games will be available locally.

New Jersey, the defending Stanley Cup Champion, will play host to the first two games of the series before the scene shifts to the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh, N.C. for the third and fourth games of the best-of-7 series. Game 1 will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, and will be broadcast over-the-air on Fox 50. Game 2 will take place at 3 p.m. on April 15 and will be broadcast by ESPN.

Carolina, the conference’s eighth seed, then will play host to Game 3 on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The game, which marks the first Stanley Cup Playoff game ever played in Raleigh, will be broadcast locally on Comcast Sports Net (formerly Home Team Sports) and Fox Sports Net. Game 4 at the ESA on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. will be broadcast on ESPN2. If necessary, Game 5 will be played at Continental Airlines Arena on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN2. Game 6 will be broadcast from the ESA on April 22 at 3 p.m. on ESPN and a deciding Game 7 will be shown from New Jersey on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Tickets are available for all of the Hurricanes home playoff games by telephone and at all Ticketmaster locations: (919) 834-4000 in Raleigh/Durham, (336) 852-1100 in the Triad and (910) 223-2900 in Fayetteville. Tickets can be ordered on-line by visiting the Carolina Hurricanes’ official website at www.CarolinaHurricanes.com and can also be purchased at the ESA box office.

FIRST ROUND TELEVISION SCHEDULE
GAME #DATETIMELOCATIONNETWORK
1Thurs. 4/127:30 p.m.New JerseyFOX 50
2Sun. 4/153:00 p.m.New JerseyESPN
3Tues. 4/177:30 p.m.Entertainment and Sports ArenaCOMCAST / FOX SPORTS NET
4Wed. 4/187:30 p.m.Entertainment and Sports Arenaespn2
5Fri. 4/207:30 p.m.New Jerseyespn2
6Sun. 4/223:00 p.m.Entertainment and Sports ArenaESPN
7Tues. 4/247:30 p.m.New Jerseyespn2
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