Apr 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrate after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pens' Quarterfinal Game 1 Set For Friday in Pittsburgh


The Pittsburgh Penguins’ quarterfinal matchup between either the New York Rangers or Philadelphia Flyers is reportedly set to start on Friday at the CONSOL Energy Center – according to John Shannon of HockeyCentral on Sportsnet.

Pittsburgh was able to wrap up their first-round series on Monday with a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and will find out Wednesday night who they’ll draw in the second-round.

This will also give almost a week’s worth of time to heal Brandon Sutter and Joe Vitale, who both left Monday’s game with separate injuries – barring the severity of each ailments.

Due to the Flyers/Rangers’ series going the distance (seven games), being able to pull away with a Game 1 win is as important as ever for Pittsburgh. Playing at home, the Pens need to make a statement right from the start, and show that every error made in round one has been corrected.

The start time for Game 1 has yet to be determined.

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