04/13/2014 06:41 EDT | Updated 06/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Habs, Lightning highlight Hockey Night in Canada 1st-round schedule

Hockey Night in Canada is your Canadian destination for the Stanley Cup playoffs, with complete coverage of the first-round series between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Playoff coverage begins Wednesday with Hockey Tonight (CBC,, 6:30 p.m. ET), our half-hour playoff pre-game show hosted by Ron MacLean. 

Hockey Night also has the conference quarter-final between the Pittsburgh Penguins, winners of the Metropolitan Division, and the Columbus Blue Jackets, who secured the first wild card.

In the Western Conference, fans of Hockey Night will see the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks battle the St. Louis Blues, as well as the southern California battle between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.

Game times for these series have yet to be announced, but will all be broadcast live on CBC Television and streamed online at