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NHL Playoffs 2013 Schedule Released: First Canadian Games Start Wednesday, May 1st

04/29/2013 11:10 EDT | Updated 04/30/2013 10:03 EDT

It's finally here. No, not spring. After a half-season lockout and 48 games, the first Canadian teams in the 2013 NHL Playoffs will start on Wednesday, May 1st. With the first playoff games starting Tuesday, April 30th.

Four Canadian teams: The Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens, the Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks will be growing beards and trying to get their names on Lord Stanley's Cup.

The NHL released the official schedule on Monday morning. Here's when and where the Canadian teams will be playing. Check out the full schedule on NHL.com. Starred games will be played only if necessary and all times ET.

Our friends at Walletpop take a look at the Stanley Cup winning odds for Canada's teams.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

Thursday, May 2, 2013 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal (Airing on CNBC, CBC, RDS)

Friday, May 3, 2013 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal (Airing on CNBC, CBC, RDS)

Sunday, May 5, 2013 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa (Airing on NBCSN, CBC, RDS)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa (Airing on CNBC, CBC, RDS)

*Thursday, May 9, 2013 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal (CBC, RDS)

*Saturday, May 11, 2013 TBD Montreal at Ottawa (CBC, RDS)

*Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBC Ottawa at Montreal (CBC, RDS)

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston (CNBC, CBC, RDS)

Saturday, May 4, 2013 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston (CNBC, CBC, RDS)

Monday, May 6, 2013 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto (NHLN-US, CBC, RDS)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto (NHLN-US, CBC, RDS)

*Friday May 10, 2013 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston (CBC, RDS)

*Sunday May 12, 2013 TBD Boston at Toronto (CBC, RDS)

*Monday May 13, 2013 TBD Toronto at Boston (CBC, RDS)

Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver (NBCSN, TSN)

Friday, May 3, 2013, 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver (CNBC, TSN)

Sunday, May 5, 2013 10 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose (NBCSN, TSN)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose (CNBC, TSN)

*Thursday, May 9, 2013 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver (TSN)

*Saturday, May 11, 2013 TBD Vancouver at San Jose (TSN)

*Monday, May 13, 2013 TBD San Jose at Vancouver (TSN)

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