The National Hockey League has announced the schedule for the First Round series of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blueshirts open play on Tuesday, May 3 against the Penguins at 7:00 PM at Madison Square Garden.
All games in the First Round will be televised on MSG Network and nationally televised on either Turner or ESPN. In addition, every game can be heard on ESPN 98.7 FM.
Here is the complete series schedule (*if necessary):
GAME# | DATE | TIME (ET) | LOCATION | TV
Game 1 | Tuesday, May 3 | 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden | MSG Network, ESPN
Game 2 | Thursday, May 5 | 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden | MSG Network, TNT
Game 3 | Saturday, May 7 | 7:00 PM | PPG Paints Arena | MSG Network, TNT
Game 4 | Monday, May 9 | 7:00 PM | PPG Paints Arena | MSG Network, ESPN
Game 5* | Wednesday, May 11 | TBD | Madison Square Garden | TBD
Game 6* | Friday, May 13 | TBD | PPG Paints Arena | TBD
Game 7* | Sunday, May 15 | TBD | Madison Square Garden | TBD
When New York hosts Game 1 at MSG, it will mark its first home playoff game since May 9, 2017 against the Ottawa Senators. This is the first time the Rangers have home-ice advantage in a playoff series since the 2015 Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay.
The Rangers will take on Pittsburgh in the postseason for the eighth time in team history and first time since the First Round in 2016. The Blueshirts have won two of their last three playoff series against the Penguins (2014, 2015).
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