New Jersey Devils First Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Times, Dates and TV Channel for Rangers Series)

New Jersey Devils First Round Playoff Schedule 2023 (Times, Dates and TV Channel for Rangers Series)


The New Jersey Devils are back in the NHL Playoffs after a successful 2022-23 season. In their first postseason appearance since the 2017-18 campaign, the Devils must first survive what will likely be an intense opening round battle with the rival New York Rangers.

Here's everything you need to know about the Devils' first round series.

What Seed Are the Devils in the 2023 NHL Playoffs?

The Devils finished the 2022-23 NHL regular season with a 52-22-8 record, which earned them the No. 2 spot in the Metropolitan Division. Jack Hughes' breakout performance fueled his club's success, pacing his teammates in goals (43), assists (56) and points (99).

The Devils' last playoff appearance saw them eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games in the first round of the 2017-18 playoffs.

Who Are the Devils Playing in the 2023 Playoffs?

As the Metropolitan Division's No. 2 team, the Devils will play the Rangers -- who posted the third-best record in the division -- in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. This will be a typical best-of-seven series that follows the 2-2-1-1-1 format. That means the better seed (New Jersey) will host Games 1 and 2, plus Games 5 and 7 if those are necessary. The worse seed (New York) hosts Games 3 and 4, plus Game 6 if that is necessary.

Looking ahead, if the Devils win this series and advance, they would face either the 1-seed Carolina Hurricanes or the New York Islanders (first-place wild card team) in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Devils First Round Playoffs Schedule 2023

The Devils' first-round playoff schedule is not fully set yet. We'll update this space once New Jersey's full series information is available.




TV Channel


Tuesday, April 18 (7 p.m. ET)

Prudential Center



Thursday, April 20 (7:30 p.m. ET)

Prudential Center



Saturday, April 22 (8 p.m. ET)

Madison Square Garden



Monday, April 24 (7 p.m. ET)

Madison Square Garden


5* (If necessary)

Thursday, April 27 (TBD)

Prudential Center


6* (If necessary)

Saturday, April 29 (TBD)

Madison Square Garden


7* (If necessary)

Monday, May 1 (TBD)

Prudential Center


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