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The Capitals will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The NHL Playoffs get started Wednesday, April 11, but the Capitals vs. Blue Jackets series does not get started until Thursday, April 12.

The winner of the Capitals vs. Blue Jackets will take on the winner of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

UPDATE: FULL 2018 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Game coverage of the Capitals vs. Blue Jackets on NBC Sports Washington begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with Caps FaceOff, followed by Caps GameTime at 7:00 p.m. ET. Caps Extra follows each playoff game with Caps OverTime after that. 

Be sure to follow NBC Sports Washington on Facebook for live coverage from practice on Tuesday and tune into our Caps Playoff Preview on NBCSW tomorrow at 7 pm.

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CAPITALS vs. BLUE JACKETS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Game 1: Blue Jackets at Capitals
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)

Game 2: Blue Jacket at Capitals
Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)

 

Game 3: Capitals at Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)

Game 4: Capitals at Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)

Game 5: Blue Jackets at Capitals
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV Channel: NBC
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)

Game 6: Capitals at Blue Jackets
Date: Monday, April 23
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)

Game 7 (If necessary): Blue Jackets at Capitals
Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: TBD
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV Channel: TBD
How To WatchNBC Sports App Live Stream
Radio: Capitals Radio Network (1500 AM)