The stage is set for the Second Round matchup between the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes.
The Islanders still have home ice advantage after the Hurricanes upset the reigning Stanley Cup-champion Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. These two teams will kick off the new series on Friday night in the Barclays Center at 7 p.m.
After the home opener, here's how the schedule breaks down.
Game 2: Sun., April 28 @ 3 p.m. - Barclays Center
Game 3: Wed. May 1 @ 7 p.m. - PNC Arena
Game 4: Fri. May 3 @ 7 p.m. - PNC Arena
Game 5 (if necessary): Sun. May 5, TBD - Barclays Center
Game 6 (if necessary: Tues. May 7, TBD - PNC Arena
Game 7 (if necessary): Wed. May 8, TBD - Barclays Center
The Islanders are well rested after making a statement with a sweep of the Penguins in the First Round. With fresh legs and the home crowd on their side, the Isles will aim to take advantage of their home ice to set the tone once again in Game 1.