It took some time, but the NHL finally released the schedule for the first round meeting between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders. The series will be the sixth time in franchise history that the Islanders face Pittsburgh in the postseason.
Game 1 is scheduled to take place on Sunday at noon and air nationally on NBC. The first game at the Nassau Coliseum will take place on Thursday at 7 P.M. That game will air nationally on NBCSN and locally on MSG+.
The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will mark the final time that the Nassau Coliseum will host postseason hockey. The New York Islanders move into their new home at UBS Arena in the fall.
Here is the full first-round schedule:
Sunday, May 16, 12 p.m.: Islanders at Penguins | NBC, SN, TVAS
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.: Islanders at Penguins | NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS
Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m.: Penguins at Islanders | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS
Saturday, May 22, 3 p.m.: Penguins at Islanders | NBC, SN, TVAS
*Monday, May 24, TBD: Islanders at Penguins | TBD
*Wednesday, May 26, TBD: Penguins at Islanders | TBD
*Friday, May 28, TBD: Islanders at Penguins | TBD
* if necessary