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Islanders First Round 2013 NHL Playoff Schedule Released

The National Hockey League announced on Monday the schedule for the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Islanders' first logo, used from 1972-95.

The Islanders’ logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best-of-seven series opens with two games at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Game 1 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Game 2 is set for Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.

New York will get to host Game 3 of the series at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday, May 5 with face-off scheduled to start a noon. The series will remain on Long Island for Game 4 on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

If necessary, Game 5 is scheduled to be played in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 9 at 7, with the Islanders hosting Game 6 on Saturday May 11. Game 7 would be the following day in Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 12. The times for Games 6 and 7 have not yet been released by the NHL.

Islanders single-game tickets for the first two rounds of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs are on sale to the general public through http://www.newyorkislanders.com/ or http://www.ticketmaster.com/.  Fans can also purchase tickets at the Nassau Coliseum Box Office.


SERIES A                       TIME (ET)              #1 Pittsburgh vs. #8 NY Islanders                   Networks

Wednesday, May 1             7:30 p.m.               NY Islanders at Pittsburgh                                NBC Sports Network, TSN

Friday, May 3                       7 p.m.                     NY Islanders at Pittsburgh                                NBC Sports Network, TSN

Sunday, May 5                     Noon                      Pittsburgh at NY Islanders                                NBC, TSN     

Tuesday, May 7                   7 p.m.                     Pittsburgh at NY Islanders                                NBC Sports Network, TSN

*Thursday, May 9               7 p.m.                     NY Islanders at Pittsburgh                                TSN

*Saturday, May 11              TBD                        Pittsburgh at NY Islanders                                TSN       

*Sunday, May 12                 TBD                        NY Islanders at Pittsburgh                                TSN   


* if necessary

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