3rd in Metropolitan Division Blue Jackets (50-24-8) will take on defending Stanley Cup Champion 2nd in Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh Penguins (50-21-11) in the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals round-1, series-game-1 tonight.
The game kicks off at 7:30 PM EST in PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date and Time: April 12th, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: USA Network, FOX Ohio (Regional)
The Blue Jackets fought their way back into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in three years.
The Blue Jackets enter the series against the Penguins with six losses in their last seven games.
Penguins superstar center Evgeni Malkin, who missed out the last 13 games of the regular season with an upper-body injury will be back against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena.
Defenseman Olli Maata who rejoined the lineup before seasons’ end would be a big advantage for the team.