Well, with the Ottawa Senators defeating the Bruins tonight, that set the Islanders first round matchup with the Penguins in stone.
The series will open at 7:30 on Wednesday in Pittsburgh and game 2 will be Friday in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile game three will be at the Coliseum Sunday at 12:00 noon (more on that later.) Game 4 will be Tuesday at the Coliseum at 7:00. Full schedule can be found below:
Traffic Troubles For Game 3?
Coincidentally, the day of the first playoff home game is also the day of the LI Marathon, an annual event for decades in this area. The event starts on Charles Lindbergh BLVD right behind the Coliseum that morning and ends in Eisenhower park.
The marathon is going to make traveling to the game early for some quite a hassle. Here are a list of road closures for the marathon courtesy of Newsday: