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Islanders vs. Penguins Stanley Cup playoffs first-round schedule

The puck slides under the Penguins' Colton Sceviour

The puck slides under the Penguins' Colton Sceviour and the Islanders' Scott Mayfield during the first period of an NHL game on March 27 in Pittsburgh. Credit: AP/Keith Srakocic

The Islanders and Penguins will begin their first-round series on Sunday at noon at PPG Paints Arena.

The NHL announced its Stanley Cup Playoff schedule on Thursday. The playoffs open with the Capitals hosting the Bruins in Game 1 of their first-round matchup on Saturday night.

MSG Networks will carry Games 2 and 3 of the Islanders’ first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Penguins, as well as Games 5, 6 and 7, if necessary. Those games also will be seen in the New York area on NBC’s cable outlets, with Games 2 and 3 set for NBCSN.

NBC Sports has assigned Islanders’ television play-by-play voice Brendan Burke and MSG Networks teammate A.J. Mleczko to work its Game 1 broadcast of the Islanders-Penguins series along with Keith Jones.

Here is the full Islanders-Penguins first-round playoff schedule:

Game 1 - Sunday, noon, at PIttsburgh, NBC

Game 2 - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Pittsburgh, MSG Networks, NBCSN

Game 3 - May 20, 7 p.m., at Nassau Coliseum, MSG Networks, NBCSN

Game 4 - May 22, 3 p.m, at Nassau Coliseum, NBC

Game 5 - May 24, TBD, at Pittsburgh, MSG Networks

Game 6 - May 26, TBD, at Nassau Coliseum, TBD, MSG Networks,

Game 7 - May 28, TBD, at Pittsburgh, TBD, MSG Networks,

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