UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on November 13, 2019 in Uniondale, New York.
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The Islanders will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins to begin their path to the Stanley Cup.

On Thursday morning the NHL announced the full schedule for the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Here’s the Islanders schedule for the first round with television broadcast partners:

  1. Sunday, May 16, 12 p.m.: Islanders @ Penguins | NBC, SN, TVAS
  2. Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.: Islanders @ Penguins | NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVAS
  3. Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m.: Penguins @ Islanders | NBCSN, SN360, TVAS
  4. Saturday, May 22, 3 p.m.: Penguins @ Islanders | NBC, SN, TVAS
  5. *Monday, May 24, TBD: Islanders @ Penguins | TBD
  6. *Wednesday, May 26, TBD: Penguins @ Islanders | TBD
  7. *Friday, May 28, TBD: Islanders @ Penguins | TBD


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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.