Penguins-Islanders Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1

Jake Guentzel scored his 40th and most important goal of the season against the New York Rangers on Saturday night. His goal to tie the game at 3 in the 3rd period gave the Pens an extra point for going to overtime, and solidified a first round playoff match up with the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even though the Pens lost in OT, the point was moot since, even if they had won the game outright, they still would have been facing the Islanders as the 3 seed in the Metropolitan Division after the Isles beat the Caps earlier in the evening. Had the Pens not gone to OT, it would have meant Carolina would have been in 3rd place and the Pens would have to face the Capitals in the Round 1. Here’s the schedule for Round 1 on Rocky 96.5:

Game 1 – 4/10/19 – Penguins at Islanders – 7:30 (7 pregame)

Game 2 – 4/12/19 – Penguins at Islanders – 7:30 (7 pregame)

Game 3 – 4/14/19 – Islanders at Penguins – 12p (11:30a pregame)

Game 4 – 4/16/19 – Islanders at Penguins – 7:30 (7 pregame)

Game 5 – 4/18/19 – Penguins at Islanders TBD *if necessary

Game 6 – 4/20/19 – Islanders at Penguins TBD *if necessary

Game 7 – 4/22/19 – Penguins at Islanders TBD *if necessary