The First Round Schedule Is Out!
Ryan Malone is coming back to Pittsburgh for a playoff showdown (as well as a few other former Penguins such as Dominic Moore and Adam Hall). Tampa features the top goal scorer in the East (Steven Stamkos 45), the top assist man in the East (Martin St. Louis 68 assists), and the top overall point scorer in the East as well (Martin St. Louis 99 points), while our top dynamic scorers (Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin) are on the shelf. We can get some revenge against the guy who ultimately put Sidney Crosby out of commission for the last 41 games and counting (Victor Hedman), who drove this head into the boards just days after being blindsided by David Steckel in the Winter Classic. Two top young coaching minds (Dan Bylsma and Guy Boucher) go head to head in the first ever playoff matchup of these two organizations.
Game 1 Wed, Apr 13 7:00 pm (in Pittsburgh)
Game 2 Fri, Apr 15 7:00 pm (in Pittsburgh)
Game 3 Mon, Apr 18 7:30 pm (in Tampa)
Game 4 Wed, April 20 7:30 pm (in Tampa)
Game 5 *Sat, April 23 TBD (in Pittsburgh)
Game 6 *Mon, April 25 TBD (in Tampa)
Game 7 *Wed, April 27 TBD (in Pittsburgh)