NHL announces start time for Rangers-Pens Game 4

AP

From the league:

The start time for Game 4 of the First Round series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers has been set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 21, in New York.

And with that, this series will get its first one-day break. The two sides played last night — a 5-2 Pittsburgh win — and won’t play Game 2 until Saturday, a matinee affair at Consol.

Game 3 of the series will come after another two-day break, when the Pens and Rangers move to MSG on Tuesday, Apr. 19.

The drawn-out nature of the early part of this series could play into New York’s favor. The Rangers are hopeful that injured captain Ryan McDonagh (hand) will be able to play at some point in this series, so the more days off in between games, the better for the Blueshirts.

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