Mar. 24, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during overtime at Madison Square Garden. Washington won in a shootout, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2013, Rangers Vs. Capitals Game 1: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule And More

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are set to begin their first-round series on Thursday night live from the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. This is one of the most intriguing match ups of the opening round and features one of the league’s top stars in Capitals star Alex Ovechkin.

What time do the Rangers and Capitals drop the puck? We’ve got all of the information you will need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Venue: Verizon Center
TV Info: NBC Sports Network
Announcers: Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire
Live StreamNBC Sports Live Extra

Here is the schedule for today’s action:

Thursday, May 2
Matchup Time (ET) Channel
Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens (Game 1) 7 p.m. CNBC
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals (Game 1) 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Los Angeles Kings vs. St. Louis Blues (Game 2) 9:30 p.m. CNBC
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks (Game 2) 10:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network

We hope that you enjoy Thursday’s full slate of games and check back in with throughout the day and duration of the playoffs as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.

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