The National Hockey League announced on Monday morning that the first game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators will be played Tuesday night at 7:30 PM at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 7:00 PM.
The Penguins, who are the number-one seed in the East, advanced with a 4-games-to-two first-round win over the #8 New York Islanders, closing the series with a 4-3 overtime win in New York on Saturday night. #7 Ottawa eliminated #2 Montreal 4-games-to-1.
Pittsburgh won the regular season series with Ottawa 3-games-to-none, outscoring the Senators by a combined 9-4 tally.
SCHEDULE: (listed time is faceoff time; radio pregame time will be one half-hour earlier)
Game 1 - Tuesday, May 14 7:30 PM
Game 2 - Friday, May 17 7:30 PM
Game 3 - Sunday, May 19 7:30 PM
Game 4 - Wed., May 22 7:30 PM
Game 5 - (if necessary) - Friday, May 24 7:30 PM
Game 6 - (if necessary) - Sunday, May 26 TBA
Game 7 - (if necessary) - Tuesday, May 28 TBA