Apr 26, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) makes a stick save on New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) during the third period at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Islanders 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Islanders Preview and Schedule



The New York Islanders finished with the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference after Ottawa’s win over Boston on Sunday night. Unfortunately that leaves them to face high-powered Pittsburgh Penguins team.

In this year’s short season, Pittsburgh dominated all season and finished on top in the East with 72 points. The Islanders finished the short season with a 24-17-7 record It will definitely be a tough matchup for the Islanders, but will be one worth watching.

Below is the Islanders start times and dates against the Penguins:

2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals : No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 8 New York Islanders

Wednesday, May 1 7:30 p.m. New York Islanders at Pittsburgh

Friday, May 3 7:00 p.m. New York Islanders at Pittsburgh

Sunday, May 5 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at New York Islanders

Tuesday, May 7 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at New York Islanders

*Thursday, May 9 7:00 p.m. New York Islanders at Pittsburgh

*Saturday, May 11 TBD Pittsburgh at New York Islanders

*Sunday, May 12 TBD New York Islanders at Pittsburgh

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