Red Wings to Open Playoffs in Tampa on Wednesday

The Detroit Red Wings will open their Atlantic Division Semifinal series with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday in Tampa, the National Hockey League announced on Sunday.

For the second consecutive season, the Red Wings and Lightning will meet in the first round, with Tampa Bay as the higher seed.

The series will be played with games every-other night, aside from a two-day break between Game Five and Game Six (if necessary). The full schedule is as follows:

The Red Wings’ 2016 Atlantic Division Semifinals Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
April 13, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Away 7:00 PM; NBCSN
April 15, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Away 7:00 PM; CNBC
April 17, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Home 7:00 PM; CNBC
April 19, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Home 7:00 PM; NBCSN
April 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Away TBD; TBD
April 24, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Home TBD; TBD
April 26, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Away TBD; TBD

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