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Pens’ Game 1 on Friday, Game 2 on Sunday afternoon.



I’m on my couch watching Game 7 between the Canadiens and Capitals. Team Trib Total Media has Kevin Gorman at Verizon Center, so be sure to check the Web site and Thursday’s print product for complete coverage.

As for the Penguins’ second-round schedule — well, the NHL release scenarios for either outcome at Washington:

If Canadiens win:

Date —  Time (EDT) — #4 Pittsburgh vs. #8 Montreal — Network
Friday, April 30 — 7:00 p.m. — Montreal at Pittsburgh — NBC, CBC, RDS
Sunday, May 2— 2:00 p.m.—Montreal at Pittsburgh—CBC, RDS, VERSUS
Tuesday, May 4— 7:00 p.m.—Pittsburgh at Montreal — CBC, RDS, VERSUS
Thursday, May 6—7:00 p.m.—Pittsburgh at Montreal —CBC, RDS, VERSUS
Saturday, May 8 *—7:00 p.m.—Montreal at Pittsburgh— CBC, RDS, VERSUS
Monday, May 10 *—7:00 p.m.—Pittsburgh at Montreal —CBC, RDS, VERSUS
Wednesday, May 12 *— TBD— Montreal at Pittsburgh—CBC, RDS, VERSUS

If Capitals win:

Date — Time (EDT) — #4 Pittsburgh vs. #6 Boston — Network
Friday, April 30—7:00 p.m. —Boston at Pittsburgh—CBC, VERSUS
Sunday, May 2— 2:00 p.m.—Boston at Pittsburgh— NBC, CBC
Tuesday, May 4—7:00 p.m.—Pittsburgh at Boston —CBC, VERSUS
Thursday, May 6 — 7:00 p.m.—Pittsburgh at Boston—CBC, VERSUS
Saturday, May 8 *—7:00 p.m.—Boston at Pittsburgh—CBC, VERSUS
Monday, May 10 *— 7:00 p.m.—Pittsburgh at Boston— CBC, VERSUS
Wednesday, May 12 *—7:00 p.m.—Boston at Pittsburgh—CBC, VERSUS

We’ve put together some early scouting reports for either the Canadiens or Bruins, so look for those online and in print. Plus, there will be the tasty treats that are my picks for the Pens in Round 2.





Author: Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi is the lead sports columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has been called many names, but “Rossi” is the one to which he most often responds. He joined the Trib in November 2002 and was promoted to the columnist role in July 2014. Previously, he had covered the NHL’s Penguins (2006-14) and MLB’s Pirates (2006), while also working on beats associated with the NFL’s Steelers (2005-06) and the NCAA’s Pitt (2004-06). He has won national and local awards for his coverage of youth concussions and athletes’ charities. Also, he is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association executive committee and the Pittsburgh chapter chair. Raised in Crafton and Green Tree and a graduate of West Virginia University, he has covered a Super Bowl, All-Star Games in baseball and hockey, the NCAA basketball tournament and over 100 Stanley Cup playoff games, including the Cup Final twice. Oh, and his sports reporting has led him to brief chats with Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen; so that’s pretty cool. He is a regular contributor on TV with WPXI, Root Sports Pittsburgh and TSN. Also, he is the authorized biographer of Penguins star Evgeni Malkin.

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