The complete schedule for the second round series between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins was released yesterday, and with the spacing of games, there will be no reason to complain about fatigue being a factor. There are 2 2-day breaks early on, a benefit that the Senators didn’t have in the first round because they were the last team getting started in the playoffs.
Here is the entire schedule:
Tuesday, May 14th OTTAWA @ PITTSBURGH 7:30pm
Friday, May 17th OTTAWA @ PITTSBURGH 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19th PITTSBURGH @ OTTAWA 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 22nd PITTSBURGH @ OTTAWA 7:30pm
Friday, May 24th OTTAWA @ PITTSBURGH 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26th PITTSBURGH @ OTTAWA TIME TBD
Tuesday, May 28th OTTAWA @ PITTSBURGH TIME TBD
All of Ottawa’s games, much to the chagrin of Senators fans, will be on CBC as Ottawa is the last Canadian team standing. However, I wouldn’t expect the much maligned Bob Cole to be calling the series, as it should (and I stress should) be the network’s top duo of Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson calling the game. However, CBC does also have the Chicago-Detroit series, so I wouldn’t put it past them to send their top play-by-play tandem to do that series, just to spite Ottawa and its fans.
We shall see.