19 April 2011
The Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 5 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins has been scheduled for noon EST on Saturday, April 23 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Hockey League announced today. The game time had previously been listed as TBD.
The game will air live locally on Sun Sports with the pre-game show, Lightning LIVE!, starting at 11:30 a.m. followed by the puck drop at noon.
The teams have alternated wins through the first three games, splitting the first two at CONSOL last week and the Penguins taking the first game at the St. Pete Times Forum Monday night. The teams will face-off again Wednesday night at the Times Forum before returning to Pittsburgh for Game 5.
12pm start? I don't mind it so much in the regular season, but since players are such creatures of habit and these are the playoffs, I hate this announcement.
But since I live on the Westcoast, this means I'll be eating breakfast while catching this game, maybe a not bad way to start my Easter weekend.