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Penguins to open Stanley Cup playoffs against Columbus

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Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
 

The Penguins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs against their newest regional rival.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, in their first season in the Eastern Conference, have drawn the second-seeded Penguins for a best-of-seven series in Round 1.

Although the NHL has not finalized playoff details, Games 1 and 2 tentatively are planned for Consol Energy Center on Wednesday and Friday nights. Tickets remain available.

The Penguins never have faced Columbus in a playoff series. The Blue Jackets are making only their second postseason appearance.

The Penguins are 10-2-1 against Columbus dating to captain Sidney Crosby's rookie season (2005-06), and they have won the past five games at Nationwide Arena, including three this season.

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