Penguins will open playoff run against Islanders in New York, schedule released
The Pittsburgh Penguins will open their quest for the Stanley Cup in New York.
Game 1 of a Metropolitan Division semifinals series between the Penguins and New York Islanders will open at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.
While waiting for construction of a new arena at Belmont Park, the Islanders have been splitting their home games between the coliseum and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This year, first-round playoff games will be played on Long Island with any subsequent games played in Brooklyn.
The Islanders finished in second place in the Metropolitan Division, three points ahead of the third-place Penguins. They led the league in defense this season. The Penguins and Islanders split four games in the regular season.
Here’s the first-round schedule.
Wednesday: Penguins at Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Penguins at Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14: Islanders at Penguins, noon
Tuesday, April 16: Islanders at Penguins, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18: Penguins at Islanders, TBA
Saturday, April 20: Islanders at Penguins, TBA
Monday, April 22: Penguins at Islanders, TBA
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