Just one season into his NHL head coaching career and Rod Brind'Amour is ready to make his playoff debut.

The matchup isn't so welcoming.

The former Flyer leads the Hurricanes into the nation's capital for a first-round matchup with the defending champs.

The Hurricanes and Capitals open their series Thursday night along with two other games.

Below is the full schedule for Day 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can watch the entire playoffs on the networks of NBC. 

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Game 1, Eastern Conference first round
7 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals
Game 1, Eastern Conference first round
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: USA | Live stream here

Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames 
Game 1, Western Conference first round
10 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here