The Pittsburgh Penguins’ journey to repeat as Stanley Cup champions begins Wednesday night.
With the end of the regular season, Pittsburgh’s first-round matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets has been set. As the second-seed, the Penguins will have home-ice advantage in the first round over the third-seeded Blue Jackets.
First Round Playoff Schedule: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets
Game 1: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — 7:30 p.m. EST vs. Blue Jackets (USA)
Game 2: Friday, April 14, 2017 — 7:00 p.m. EST vs. Blue Jackets (NHLNetwork)
Game 3: Sunday, April 16, 2017 — 6:00 p.m. EST @ Blue Jackets (CNBC)
Game 4: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — 7:30 p.m. EST @ Blue Jackets (CNBC)
Game 5 (if needed): Thursday, April 20, 2017 — TBD vs. Blue Jackets
Game 6 (if needed): Sunday April 23, 2017 — TBD @ Blue Jackets
Game 7 (if needed): Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — TBD vs. Blue Jackets
**All games will also air locally on ROOT Sports.
The Penguins and Blue Jackets faced each other four times this season, splitting the series. Each Pittsburgh and Columbus won a game in overtime, while the Blue Jackets won the other game 7-1, while the Penguins won their game 4-1.