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The matchups have been determined, and the combatants will ratchet up their quest for the Stanley Cup - the NHL's postseason began on Wednesday, April 11.

Here is the schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Quarterfinals (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN):

-  * denotes if necessary
-  All Times are Eastern

2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
SERIES A TIME (ET) #1 vs. #8 CBJ.com PREVIEW - NYR WINS 4-3
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NYR 4, OTT 2
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers OTT 3, NYR 2 OT
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa NYR 1, OTT 0
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa OTT 3, NYR 2 OT
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers OTT 2, NYR 0
*Monday, April 23, 2012 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa NYR 3, OTT 2
*Thursday, April 26, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NYR 2, OTT 1
       
SERIES B TIME (ET) #2 vs. #7 CBJ.com Preview - WSH WINS 4-3
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30 p.m. Washington at Boston BOS 1, WSH 0 OT
Saturday, April 14, 2012 3 p.m. Washington at Boston WSH 2, BOS 1 2OT
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington BOS 4, WSH 3
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington WSH 2, BOS 1
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 3 p.m. Washington at Boston WSH 4, BOS 3
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:30 p.m. Boston at Washington BOS 4, WSH 3 OT
*Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:30 p.m. Washington at Boston WSH 2, BOS 1 OT
       
SERIES C TIME (ET) #3 vs. #6 CBJ.com PREVIEW - NJ WINS 4-3
Friday, April 13, 2012 7 p.m. New Jersey at Florida NJ 3, FLA 2
Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida FLA 4, NJ 2
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7 p.m. Florida at New Jersey FLA 4, NJ 3
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7 p.m. Florida at New Jersey NJ 4, FLA 0
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida FLA 3, NJ 0
*Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:30 p.m. Florida at New Jersey NJ 3, FLA 2 OT
*Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Florida NJ 3, FLA 2 2OT
       
SERIES D TIME (ET) #4 vs. #5 CBJ.com PREVIEW - PHI Wins 4-2
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh PHI 4, PIT 3 OT
Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh PHI 8, PIT 5
Sunday, April 15, 2012 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia PHI 8, PIT 4
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia PIT 10, PHI 3
*Friday, April 20, 2012 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh PIT 3, PHI 2
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 Noon Pittsburgh at Philadelphia PHI 5, PIT 1
       
2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
SERIES E TIME (ET) #1 vs. #8 CBJ.com PREVIEW - LA wins 4-1
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver LA 4, VAN 2
Friday, April 13, 2012 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver LA 4, VAN 2
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles LA 1, VAN 0
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles VAN 3, LA 1
*Sunday, April 22, 2012 8 p.M. Los Angeles at Vancouver LA 2, VAN 1 OT
       
SERIES F TIME (ET) #2 vs. #7 CBJ.com PREVIEW - STL wins 4-1
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis SJ 3, STL 2 2OT
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis STL 3, SJ 0
Monday, April 16, 2012 10 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose STL 4, SJ 3
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose STL 2, SJ 1
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis STL 3, SJ 1
       
SERIES G TIME (ET) #3 vs. #6 CBJ.com Preview - PHX wins 4-2
Thursday, April 12, 2012 10 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix PHX 3, CHI 2 OT
Saturday, April 14, 2012 10 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix CHI 4, PHX 3, OT
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago PHX 3, CHI 2 OT
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago PHX 3, CHI 2 OT
*Saturday, April 21, 2012 10 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix CHI 2, PHX 1 OT
*Monday, April 23, 2012 9 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago PHX 4, CHI 0
       
SERIES H TIME (ET) #4 vs. #5 CBJ.com PREVIEW - NSH Wins 4-1
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8 p.m. Detroit at Nashville NSH 3, DET 2
Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville DET 3, NSH 2
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Noon Nashville at Detroit NSH 3, DET 2
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit NSH 3, DET 1
*Friday, April 20, 2012 8 p.m. Detroit at Nashville NSH 2, DET 1