With the first round of the 2011 NHL playoffs in the books following two more Game 7s, the full second round schedule has finally been released. Part of the schedule for the Detroit Red Wings' series against the San Jose Sharks came out on Wednesday, but now the full schedule is here (all times Eastern):
Game 1: Red Wings at Sharks - Friday, April 29, 10 p.m. (FS Detroit, Versus, TSN)
Game 2: Red Wings at Sharks - Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m. (NBC, TSN)
Game 3: Sharks at Red Wings - Wednesday, May 4, 8 p.m. (FS Detroit, Versus, TSN joined in progress)
Game 4: Sharks at Red Wings - Friday, May 6, 7 p.m. (Versus exclusive in U.S., TSN)
*Game 5: Red Wings at Sharks - Sunday, May 8, 8 p.m. (Versus exclusive in U.S., TSN)
*Game 6: Sharks at Red Wings - Tuesday, May 10, TBD (FS Detroit, Versus, TSN)
*Game 7: Red Wings at Sharks - Thursday, May 12, TBD (FS Detroit, Versus, TSN)
*If necessary | Versus blacked out in Michigan for games also on FS Detroit
The good news for Red Wings fans is that only one late start is on the schedule and it's on a Friday. It's possible Game 7 could be a late-night start, but that game, like Games 5 and 6, is only if necessary.
SBNation.com has a look at the complete NHL playoffs second round schedule.