Schedule Announced for Capitals – Penguins Series


The NHL has announced the dates and times for the Capitals-Penguins second round playoff series. 

The Capitals-Penguins series will open this Thursday, April 28th at Verizon Center. Puck-drop is set for 8:00 PM. The game will be carried on NBCSN.

Game 2 will be on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 PM, also at Verizon Center. The game will immediately follow the NHL Draft Lottery to be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday. The game will be carried on NBC.



Verizon Center has an event planned for the evening of May 7th, so in all likelihood, game 5 would be an afternoon start-time. Stay tuned.

The Capitals will practice on Wednesday (10:30 a.m.) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The time for Thursday’s morning’s skate has yet to be announced.

The Capitals have not made any official announcements regarding viewing parties at Verizon Center for away-games. We will keep you posted.

Metro has not yet announced if they will be staying open later or not. Stay tuned on that one as well.

The Capitals official press release can be found here:

The complete schedule for all of the second round series can be found here:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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