It's a rematch of last year's historic second round series, as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Providence Bruins will meet in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The seventh seeded Bruins defeated the second seeded Springfield Falcons, 6-3, in Springfield on Saturday night to complete the upset.
The Penguins, who entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, will now have home ice advantage against the Bruins, with the series getting underway Friday and Saturday in Wilkes-Barre.
The full schedule for the Eastern Conference Semifinals is:
GAME ONE - Friday, May 9 - Providence @ PENGUINS - 7:05pm
GAME TWO - Saturday, May 10 - Providence @ PENGUINS - 7:05pm
GAME THREE - Wednesday, May 14 - PENGUINS @ Providence - 7:05pm
GAME FOUR - Friday, May 16 - PENGUINS @ Providence - 7:05pm
GAME FIVE - Saturday, May 17 - PENGUINS @ Providence - 7:05pm*
GAME SIX - Monday, May 19 - Providence @ PENGUINS - 7:05pm*
GAME SEVEN - Wednesday, May 21 - Providence @ PENGUINS - 7:05pm*
* = if necessary
Last year, the Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 series lead before the Penguins rallied for four straight wins, including victories in Game Six (overtime) and Game Seven. The Pens became just the third team in AHL history to overcome the 3-0 deficit, and the first to win Game Seven on the road.
Fans in Wilkes-Barre might remember Game Five the best, a 4-0 win that featured several all out brawls:
Tickets for home games C and D are on sale now, and available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling the Penguins at 570-208-7367. Penguins ticket reps will be in the office on Sunday starting at 9am to take ticket orders.
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