1st Round: Pens Vs. Tampa Bay

By: Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- It’s official, the Penguins will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. What do you think of the Pens chances?

The Pens will open up the playoffs with a game at the CONSOL Energy Center either Wednesday or Thursday night. The NHL will release the official playoff schedule later tonight.

It’s very unlikely the Pens will have captain Sidney Crosby for at least the first round.

The team will close out their regular season this afternoon at 3 p.m. versus Atlanta.

Here are the other Eastern Conference 1st round matchups:

4. Pens vs. 5. Tampa Bay
1. Washington vs. 8. NY Rangers
2. Philadelphia vs. 7. Buffalo
3. Boston vs. 6. Montreal

We’ll talk about the Pens chances tonight on the #1 Cochran Sports Showdown. The show panelists will be Dejan Kovacevic, Bob Smizik, Jon Burton and Bob Pompeani. Show starts immediately following the late news on KDKA-TV.

  • Skip Dawson

    Go Pens…..

  • johnny69

    I always think that this team has played better with their backs against the wall, 1st and 3rd Stanley Cups for example. I usually don’t stress if they lose the first game…of course it would be much better to have them win out!

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  • Half empty

    No Sid, No cup!

  • dan

    The pens are gonna lose.

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