The NHL Playoffs are here and we’ve got your quarterfinals coverage in check. On Thursday, the Nashville Predators begin their first round series at home against the Colorado Avalanche. Take a look below for full start times and channel listings.
The Predators will go into these 2018 NHL playoffs having dominated throughout the entirety of the regular season. They won the Western Conference, they won the Presidents’ Trophy (while also possibly jinxing themselves), and they pretty much have stolen the beating hearts from every fan in Nashville. It’s safe to say as well that they are looking for a bit (see: a lot) of revenge after losing in last year’s Stanley Cup Final to Pittsburgh.
Feeling like they have the best chance of any club to go all the way this time? Need a little more convincing? Check out these five reasons why they can do it.
Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche, Round 1
*If necessary. All times in ET.
Game 1: Thursday, April 12, 9:30 p.m. @ Nashville
Game 2: Saturday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. @ Nashville
TV: NBC, CNBC
Game 3: Monday, April 16, 10:00 p.m. @ Colorado
Game 4: Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 p.m. @ Colorado
*Game 5: Friday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. @ Nashville
*Game 6: Sunday, April 22, TBD @ Colorado
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. @ Nashville
Live Stream: You can also watch every game live on Fubo.TV. Sign up now for a free trial.
Opposing Nashville will be the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs ended their regular season by beating St. Louis, and in turn claiming the final wild card (super wild card, really) in the Western Conference. Nathan MacKinnon and his Colorado squad will try to maintain that same momentum against one of the best home teams in the league.
If there are any upsets brewing in this year’s dance, it could be here. The Avalanche should find themselves in top form after battling weeks on end to make the Super 16. They will be ready to go. Smashville, on the other hand, will have to make sure they’re awake and that boredom and bad habits haven’t crept in. They essentially secured a playoff spot a month ago.
Don’t worry, Avs fans. We realize your beliefs are strong as well. They’re the ones going to win it all, right? Go here to find out why they’re destined for glory, and let us know if we missed anything!