There are five Stanley Cup playoffs series openers tonight around the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins open the playoffs in New York against the Islanders. The two teams split the four game regular season schedule.
Longtime Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange will miss the start of the playoffs because of “an adverse reaction to medication for pneumonia.” The 71-year-old Lange is in his 44th season as a team broadcaster. Josh Getzoff will fill in alongside Phil Bourque on the radio broadcasts during Lange’s absence. Getzoff has been the play-by-play voice for road games in lieu of Lange since 2017.