Sunday, April 10, 2011

SCHEDULE: Penguins VS Lightning (Round 1)

The NHL recently released the schedule for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Here's Pittsburgh's:
  • Wednesday, April 13th - Pittsburgh @ 7:00 PM
  • Friday, April 15th - Pittsburgh, @ 7:00 PM
  • Monday, April 18th - Tampa Bay @ 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 20th - Tampa Bay @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 23th - Pittsburgh @ TBD*
  • Monday, April 25th - Tampa Bay @ TBD*
  • Wednesday, April 27th - Pittsburgh @ TBD*
* only if necessary


AussieGal said...

ok, this is my first NHL season and I'm trying to understand how this playoff thing works, but can someone please tell me why the Pens are Playing the Bolts eight times???

Stephanie said...

@AussieGal ... its not actually 8 times (there should be 7 games listed) because it's "the best of 7" meaning exactly that ... the winner has to win 4 games to move onto the next round. The games listed after the 4 games are "if necessary" meaning that if the teams are tied 2 games a piece OR one team won 3 and the other 1 by the end of the first 4 games then there has to be more played to decide the winner ... BOTTOM LINE ... a team must win 4 in each round to move onto the next round ("best of 7")! ; D

Do you understand now or do you need me to explain something further??

AussieGal said...

ok, got it. Thanks Stephanie! I'm really looking forward to the playoffs and the Pens winning of course ;-p