The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets are moments away from starting their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, the inaugural postseason meeting between these two franchises.
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Here are the relevant details on tonight’s Game 1:
Date: Wednesday, April 16
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
Venue: Consol Energy Center
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Series Status: Tied 0-0
TV Channel: Root Sports Pittsburgh (regional), NBC Sports Network (national)
Announcers: Paul Steigerwald & Bob Errey (Root), Mike Emrick & Pierre McGuire (NBC)
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Enjoy the action!