NHL Announces Second Round Schedule Between Capitals and Penguins

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After defeating the Blue Jackets in six games, the Washington Capitals will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third year in a row. The series begins with Game 1 on Thursday April 26 at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. 


After the conclusion of the last first round playoff game, Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins, the remainder of the schedule was announced. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 7-4.

Game 2 will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in D.C. The series shifts to Pittsburgh for Games 3 and 4 that will occur on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Game 3 will start at 7:30 p.m. while Game 4 will start at 7 p.m.

If necessary, the series will go back to D.C. for a Game 5 on Saturday, May 5 while Game 6 will be in Pittsburgh on Monday, May 7. The decisive Game 7, should this series be tied at three game will be in D.C. on Wednesday, May 9.


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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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