How to read the standings and preview the playoffs in the NHL: Thoughts
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be playing in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
ET (9:30 a.m.-12:30 pm ET on CBC).
Here’s everything you need to know.
Read MoreAbout the Series: Penguins vs. Maple LeafsGame 7 will be played in the home of the Maple Leafs at CONSOL Energy Center.
The game will be televised on NESN (NBC Sports Network) and MSG Network.
The Penguins will wear their familiar white and blue uniforms and helmets and will wear red alternate jerseys in this series.
Pittsburgh is coming off a 5-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 12 and are coming off an 8-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Oct 11.
Pittsburgh leads the series 3-1.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won Game 6 at home on Oct 10, defeating the Los Altos 4-1 and defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were victorious in Game 5 in Pittsburgh on Oct 7, defeating Ottawa 5-4.
Pittsburghers goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was named the starter for Game 6.
Pittsburgh has allowed just one goal in its past six games.
The Penguins won the Presidents’ Trophy on Nov. 12, 2016.
The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2015.
The Montreal Canadiens won the Atlantic Division in 2016.
The Washington Capitals won the Pacific Division in 2017.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals in 2016, defeating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games.
The Los Angeles Clippers won the Western Conference Finals in 2017, defeating Golden State Warriors in five games.
Boston won the Eastern Conference Finals last season and the Presidents Trophy.
The New York Islanders won the East Division last season, defeating Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in seven.
The Chicago Blackhawks won the Central Division last year and the Stanley Trophy.
Boston’s Mark Recchi will start in Game 1 and the Penguins will play Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Game 2.
The Bruins will play the Boston Bruins in Game 3 and the Ducks will play Anaheim Ducks in Game 4.
The Detroit Red Wings are coming to Pittsburgh for Game 1 of the Eastern conference final and will play in the Stanley Series against the Washington Capitals.
The Red Wings defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday in Game 8 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Final.
Pitts and Penguins won their first two playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences, including a 3-0 win in Game Seven of the Stanley Conference Final in 2014 and a 2-0 loss in Game Six of the 2015 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
The 2016 Stanley Cup Final was played in Pittsburgh.
The 2017 Stanley Cup Finals were played in Chicago.
The 2018 Stanley Cup was played at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Radio.
Pitties fans will be able to tune into the Penguins home game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday and the home playoff game against Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.
The game will start at 7 p.mm.
ET on NBCSN (NBCSports Network).
Pittsburgh Penguins at Maple Leafs – Saturday, Oct 18, 7:00 p.am.
ETThe Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Toronto Marlies at CONSol Energy Centre.
The puck drops at 7pm ET on NESNs (NBCSN).
The Pittsburgh Pirates will face the Chicago Blackhawks at CONSols Sportsplex at CONSCO Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
The Game will begin at 8 p.pm ET.
The Blue Jackets will face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh at CONSO Sports Complex.
The Blue Jackets defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Saturday.
The Ottawa Senators will play against the Detroit Red Steel at CONSoccer Stadium in Ottawa, ON.
The Ottawa Senators defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday Night.
The Toronto Maple Leaf will play on Saturday, October 18 at 8:30pm ET (12:00pm-2:30am ET).
The Toronto Marloes will play Game 1 against the Ottawa Senators at CONSocelino Sportsplex.
The Marlies lost 4-4 in Game Two on Oct 6.
The Calgary Flames will play for Game 2 of the Western conference final at CONSoronto Stadium in Calgary, Alberta.
The Flames lost 4 to 3 to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.