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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Dates, Times Announced

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The CBJ will play at Nationwide on April 14 and 16

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The first round Stanley Cup Playoff series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning will begin on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

Game 2 in Tampa is slated for Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Columbus will host the Lightning for Game 3 on Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and Game 4 on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

If necessary, Game 5 is set for Friday, April 19 in Tampa. Game 6 in Columbus will be played on Easter Sunday, April 21 before a Game 7 in Tampa on Tuesday, April 23.

First Round Schedule

Game 1: Wednesday, April 10 at Tampa, Fla. – 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio and USA
Game 2: Friday, April 12 at Tampa, Fla. – 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio and CNBC
Game 3: Sunday, April 14 at Columbus, Ohio – 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio and NBCSN
Game 4: Tuesday, April 16 at Columbus, Ohio – 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Ohio and CNBC
Game 5 (if necessary): Friday, April 19 at Tampa, Fla. – TBD
Game 6 (if necessary): Sunday, April 21 at Columbus, Ohio – TBD
Game 7 (if necessary): Tuesday, April 23 at Tampa, Fla. – TBD

As always, we’ll have previews, recaps, analysis and more. Keep an eye out for a Cannon Cast preview podcast this week as well. The playoffs are almost here, friends.