Blue Jackets start playoffs Wednesday night in Pittsburgh

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner, left, forward William Karlsson, of Sweden, defenseman Seth Jones, forward Scott Hartnell and forward Brandon Saad celebrate Karlsson's goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. The Blue Jackets won 3-1. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– The National Hockey League has released the schedule for the 2017 conference quarterfinals, and the Columbus Blue Jackets will begin their quest for the Stanley Cup on Wednesday.

The Blue Jackets will play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.

The schedule is as as follows:

  • Game 1: Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., at Pittsburgh
  • Game 2: Friday, April 14, 7:00 p.m., at Pittsburgh
  • Game 3: Sunday, April 16, 6:00 p.m., Home
  • Game 4: Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Home
  • Game 5: Thursday, April 20, TBD, at Pittsburgh (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Sunday, April 23, TBD, Home (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Tuesday, April 25, TBD, at Pittsburgh (if necessary)

The Blue Jackets and Penguins split their regular season series 2-2.

Resale tickets to the games in Columbus are on sale at https://www.nhl.com/bluejackets/.

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