- Montreal will open Tuesday/Thursday. (The Bell Centre is booked Wednesday/Friday/Saturday)
- The only building conflict in Boston is a potential game 6 next Friday. However, the Knicks could have that series won before the NHL announces the playoff schedule on Sunday.
- There are no conflicts with Washington hosting game 1-2.
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If it's Pittsburgh....
the series won't open until at least Wednesday. Consol is booked Tuesday night; there's also an Arena Football game on Saturday night there, which would suggest the series could open either Wednesday-Friday or Wednesday-Saturday afternoon. NBC will carry a playoff game over the air on Saturday 5/4 at 12:30.
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