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Rangers-Penguins Playoff Series Schedule Announced

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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Jan. 3, 2014. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Jan. 3, 2014. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It wasn’t easy, but the New York Rangers are moving on after beating the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in Wednesday night’s winner-take-all Game 7.

Next up: Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who finished the regular season as the Eastern Conference’s second-best team at 51-24-7.

The second-round series will open Friday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

“We’re battle-tested and we’re ready,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “Moving forward, we know that we can play a real strong game at both ends of the rink. Pittsburgh is probably one of the best teams in the league. We’re going to have our hands full.”

It should be a tight series, though the Penguins come in with fresher legs having eliminated Columbus on Monday. New York and Pittsburgh split four games this season.

Here’s the full schedule:

Game 1
Friday, May 2
7 p.m.
NY at Pittsburgh

Game 2
Sunday, May 4
7:30 p.m.
NY at Pittsburgh

Game 3
Monday, May 5
7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at NY

Game 4
Wednesday, May 7
7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at NY

x-Game 5
Friday, May 9
TBD
NY at Pittsburgh

x-Game 6
Sunday, May 11
TBD
Pittsburgh at NY

x-Game 7
Tuesday, May 13
TBD
NY at Pittsburgh

x-if necessary

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