Fierce Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division rivals go head-to-head in Round 2 of the 2017 NHL Playoffs when the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins drop the puck for Game 1 of their series on Thursday night.
The two teams faced off four times during the regular season, splitting the series two games a piece.
With such an even matchup on paper, the expectation is that the bitter foes will once again have a hard-fought series that could require all seven games.
The Penguins punched their ticket to the second round by taking down the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, in an impressive first round series. The Capitals, meanwhile, had a tougher go with the Toronto Maple Leafs, needing six games — five of which went to overtime — to advance.
How can you tune in to the Second-Round Stanley Cup Playoff action? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in from the opening tip-off:
Date: Thursday, April 27
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Washington, D.C.
Venue: Verizon Center
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: Stream 1
Series: Series tied, 0-0
Embrace the race. Round Two is right around the corner.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 25, 2017
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
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