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First Round Series to Begin Wednesday at 7:30PM

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets will play Game 1 of their First Round series on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30PM at PPG Paints Arena. ROOT SPORTS will carry the game locally and USA Network will have it nationally.

Game 2 will be Friday, April 14 at 7:00PM at PPG Paints Arena. This contest can also be seen locally on ROOT SPORTS and nationally on the NHL Network.

The series will shift to Nationwide Arena in Columbus for Game 3 on Sunday, April 16 at 6:00 PM. Game 4 at Nationwide Arena is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30PM.

Games 3 and 4 will both air locally on ROOT SPORTS and nationally on CNBC.

The Penguins and Blue Jackets are meeting in the playoffs for the second time. Pittsburgh defeated Columbus, 4-2, in the opening round back in 2014.

This year, both the Penguins and Blue Jackets went 2-1-1 against one another, with the home team winning all four games.

Here is the complete series schedule (*If necessary):

Game # Day Date Time Location
1 Wednesday April 12 7:30PM PPG Paints Arena
2 Friday April 14 7:00PM PPG Paints Arena
3 Sunday April 16 6:00PM Nationwide Arena
4 Tuesday April 18 7:30PM Nationwide Arena
*5 Thursday April 20 TBD PPG Paints Arena
*6 Sunday April 23 TBD Nationwide Arena
*7 Tuesday April 25 TBD PPG Paints Arena

To download the Penguins' First Round schedule, click here.

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