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Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round schedule announced

Third-seeded Blue Jackets to face second-seeded Penguins in best-of-seven series starting Wednesday

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets will make their second Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance against Metropolitan Division rival Pittsburgh Penguins in a rematch of the 2014 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series, the club and National Hockey League announced tonight. The Blue Jackets, who finished the regular season with a franchise-best 50-24-8 record (108 pts.), are the third seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Penguins, who earned a 50-21-11 record (111 pts.) to finish second in the Metropolitan Division, are the second seed in the conference.


The best-of-seven series will begin on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena with Game Two scheduled for Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. The series shifts to Columbus' Nationwide Arena on Sunday, April 16 at 6 p.m. Game Four will be played on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The complete series schedule follows: 

Huntington Green Seats will be available for the opening round. Tickets, priced at $50, will go on sale two hours prior to game time with purchases limited to two tickets per customer. Huntington Green Seats must be purchased in person at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena.  

News regarding the potential on-sale of any last-minute playoff tickets will be shared through the Blue Jackets Flag Bearer e-newsletter and via @BlueJacketsNHL on Twitter. Fans may subscribe to Flag Bearer by visiting the Fan Zone section of   Any tickets that are made available will be on sale at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, online at and, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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