With the Stanley Cup Playoffs entering into the 2nd round of the tournament the NHL has officially released the schedule and matchups for the teams taking the next step to capture Lord Stanley’s Cup.

The matchup that everyone is looking forward to is the Pittsburgh vs Washington series. For these Metro Division franchises in particular they met in the 2nd round the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs where we saw the Penguins beat the Capitals in 6 games thus making it that Crosby once again bested Ovechkin in postseason action.

Their prior matchup in 2009 featured a 7 game battle where the Penguins came away with a 4-3 series victory.

These two Eastern Conference hockey clubs have a little of bit of history in the playoffs over the course of their respected history’s in having squared off 9 prior times. For Pittsburgh they have an 8-1 record against Washington.

During the Crosby vs Ovechkin battle in the Stanley Cup Playoffs we have seen Sid The Kid come out on top with a 2-0 postseason record against The Great 8.

The big question going forward is now that these 2 enter their 3rd chapter in the playoffs is will Alexander Ovechkin finally beat Sydney Crosby for the first time in his NHL career?

2nd Round SCP Matchups
(Graphic by NHL.com)

Official Schedule Courtesy of the NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Ottawa Senators (A2) vs. New York Rangers (WC1)

Thursday, April 27, 7pm: Rangers @ Senators | CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 29, 3pm: Rangers @ Senators | NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 2, 7pm: Senators @ Rangers | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm: Senators @ Rangers | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Saturday, May 6, TBD: Rangers @ Senators | TBD

*Tuesday, May 9, TBD: Senators @ Rangers | TBD

*Thursday, May 11, TBD: Rangers @ Senators | TBD

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M2)

Thursday, April 27, 7:30pm: Penguins @ Capitals | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Saturday, April 29, 8pm: Penguins @ Capitals | NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, May 1, 7:30pm: Capitals @ Penguins | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 3, 7:30pm: Capitals @ Penguins | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

*Saturday, May 6, TBD: Penguins @ Capitals | TBD

*Monday, May 8, TBD: Capitals @ Penguins | TBD

*Wednesday, May 10, TBD: Penguins @ Capitals | TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

St. Louis Blues (C3) vs. Nashville Predators (WC2)

Wednesday, April 26, 8pm: Predators @ Blues | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Friday, April 28, 8pm: Predators @ Blues | NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 30, 3pm: Blues @ Predators | NBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Tuesday, May 2, 9:30pm: Blues @ Predators | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Friday, May 5, TBD: Predators @ Blues | TBD

*Sunday, May 7, TBD: Blues @ Predators | TBD

*Tuesday, May 9, TBD: Predators @ Blues | TBD

Anaheim Ducks (P1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (P2)

Wednesday, April 26, 10:30pm: Oilers @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Friday, April 28, 10:30pm: Oilers @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Sunday, April 30, 7pm: Ducks @ Oilers | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Wednesday, May 3, 10pm: Ducks @ Oilers | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Friday, May 5, TBD: Oilers @ Ducks | TBD

*Sunday, May 7, TBD: Ducks @ Oilers | TBD

*Wednesday, May 10, TBD: Oilers @ Ducks | TBD

 

* if necessary
TBD – To Be Determined

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