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NHL's second-round matchups are set

Sidney Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin. Connor McDavid against the stingiest defense in the Western Conference.

The NHL is ready for its second round.

The first round ended Sunday night when the Washington Capitals eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs in yet another overtime game. The teams went to OT in five of their six meetings.

There were a record 18 overtime games in the opening round. There were 42 games, so that’s 42.9 percent that featured a sudden-death ending. The previous record of 17 overtime games in 2013 was set in 47 games.

The second round features the NHL’s biggest stars as Crosby and the Penguins meet Ovechkin and the Capitals. McDavid and the Oilers will take on Anaheim, which allowed 200 goals during the regular season.

Here are the matchups and schedules.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Washington Capitals versus Pittsburgh Penguins

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Penguins @ Capitals | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Penguins @ Capitals | NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.: Capitals @ Penguins | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.: Capitals @ Penguins | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Saturday, May 6, TBD: Penguins @ Capitals | TBD

*Monday, May 8, TBD: Capitals @ Penguins | TBD

*Wednesday, May 10, TBD: Penguins @ Capitals | TBD

Ottawa Senators versus New York Rangers

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Rangers @ Senators | CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, 3 p.m.: Rangers @ Senators | NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m.: Senators @ Rangers | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.: Senators @ Rangers | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Saturday, May 6, TBD: Rangers @ Senators | TBD

*Tuesday, May 9, TBD: Senators @ Rangers | TBD

*Thursday, May 11, TBD: Rangers @ Senators | TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Anaheim Ducks versus Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.: Oilers @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Friday, 10:30 p.m.: Oilers @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Ducks @ Oilers | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 3, 10 p.m.: Ducks @ Oilers | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Friday, May 5, TBD: Oilers @ Ducks | TBD

*Sunday, May 7, TBD: Ducks @ Oilers | TBD

*Wednesday, May 10, TBD: Oilers @ Ducks | TBD

St. Louis Blues versus Nashville Predators

Wednesday, 8 p.m.: Predators @ Blues | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Friday, 8 p.m.: Predators @ Blues | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Blues @ Predators | NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 p.m.: Blues @ Predators | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Friday, May 5, TBD: Predators @ Blues | TBD

*Sunday, May 7, TBD: Blues @ Predators | TBD

*Tuesday, May 9, TBD: Predators @ Blues | TBD

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