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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: Lightning, Penguins try to avoid sweeps

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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: Lightning, Penguins try to avoid sweeps

Two teams are in surprising spots Tuesday night as the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue.

The Lightning, who matched the NHL record for most wins in a regular season with 62, are tying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Blue Jackets. The Penguins, who have won two of the last three Stanley Cups, are in the same spot — looking to avoid a sweep against the Islanders. 

Below is the full schedule for Day 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can watch the entire playoffs on the networks of NBC.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets (3-0 CBJ)
Game 4, Eastern Conference first round
7 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0 NYI)
Game 4, Eastern Conference first round
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

Winnipeg Jets at St. Louis Blues (2-1 STL)
Game 4, Western Conference first round
9:30 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights (2-1 VGK)
Game 4, Western Conference first round
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: More upsets in store on Day 3?

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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: More upsets in store on Day 3?

The Lightning and Jets will look to regain their footing on home ice Friday night after dropping their respective Game 1s.

NHL-best Tampa Bay blew a 3-0 lead in Game 1 as the Blue Jackets stormed back for a 4-3 win, while Winnipeg surrendered a pair of third-period goals to the Blues, who picked up a 2-1 Game 1 win.

Game 2s are series-shifting matchups. There are four Friday night.

Below is the full schedule for Day 3 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can watch the entire playoffs on the networks of NBC. 

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning (1-0 CBJ)
Game 2, Eastern Conference first round
7:00 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders (1-0 NYI)
Game 2, Eastern Conference first round
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets (1-0 STL)
Game 2, Western Conference first round
9:30 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks (1-0 SJS)
Game 2, Western Conference first round
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

Flyers' Stanley Cup drought is taken to another level in Pittsburgh

Flyers' Stanley Cup drought is taken to another level in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Apparently, Sunday was still a day to celebrate for Penguins fans.

Regardless of another gut-wrenching, last-minute overtime loss for the Penguins to their hated cross-state rival, a certain radio talk show host wanted Pittsburgh fans to wallow in the Flyers' misery.

Mark Madden pointed out in his column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Sunday’s game against the Flyers marked the 16,000th day since the orange and black won their second Stanley Cup championship.

And for that, apparently Penguins fans should be in a celebratory mood, as he wrote, "But Sunday is a day to celebrate, not worry. The Philadelphia Flyers visit PPG Paints Arena, and it will be exactly 16,000 days since the Flyers last won the Stanley Cup."

The 16,000-day drought inspired Penguins fans to unfurl a banner in the upper deck, and it even caught the attention of NBC play-by-play great Mike “Doc” Emrick, who referenced the 44-year drought during the second period of Sunday’s telecast.

But Madden’s personal vendetta with the Flyers and their followers caught the attention of Flyers radio host Jason Myrtetus, who exchanged Twitter jabs with the Pittsburgh shock jock.

The two radio hosts started their online feud a few hours prior to Sunday’s game (NSFW below).

Madden, who doesn’t hide his love for the Penguins, ended his column by saying, “That’s a lot of days. Many more will follow.”

Not if the Flyers keep beating the Penguins in overtime.

Not if Carter Hart plays like he did Sunday night at PPG Paints Arena. 

Perhaps Madden also needs to be reminded that Philadelphia’s Eagles and Phillies have both won championships much more recently than Pittsburgh’s Steelers and Pirates.

Then again, their misery doesn’t exactly register on Philly’s radar.

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