The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins will renew hostilities for the third time in the last five seasons in a 4-5 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup.
It has been selected by the National Hockey League as the series which officially kicks off the 2012 postseason, a full half-hour ahead of the 4-5 melee in the West — Central Division rivals Detroit and Nashville.
Here is the schedule breakdown for the Best-of-Seven Series:
Wednesday, 4/11 at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM
Friday, 4/13 at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM
Sunday, 4/15 at Philadelphia 3 PM
Wednesday, 4/17 at Philadelphia 7:30 PM
* Friday, 4/20 at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM
* Sunday, 4/22 at Philadelphia TBA
* Tuesday, 4/24 at Pittsburgh TBA
* – If Necessary
For the full first-round schedule, hit up the NHL’s website.