The NHL on Wednesday released a revised schedule that includes makeup dates for games postponed because of issues related to COVID-19, and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ February just got busy.
Under the original Penguins schedule, which included a break in February for the Olympics, the Penguins were off Feb. 2-23. With NHL players and coaches now not going to the Beijing Games and the NHL using that month to reschedule games, the Penguins get a break between Feb. 2 and Feb. 8 before things pick up.
There are also two games added to the Penguins schedule in April.
After a previously scheduled game Feb. 1 at home against Washington, the Penguins schedule in February slate looks like this:
Feb. 8 at Boston, 7 p.m. (postponed from Dec. 27).
Feb. 10 at Ottawa, 7 p.m. (postponed from Dec. 31).
Feb. 13 at New Jersey, 1 p.m. (rescheduled from Feb. 24).
Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (postponed from Dec. 23).
Feb. 17 at Toronto, 7 p.m. (postponed from Dec. 29).
Feb. 20 vs. Carolina, 1 p.m. (rescheduled from April 24).
Feb. 24 vs, New Jersey, 7 p.m. (postponed from Dec. 21).
Feb. 29 at Columbus, 7 p.m. (previously scheduled).
The rescheduled games in April are:
April 12, at New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m. (rescheduled from March 10).
April 29, vs. Columbus, 7 p.m. (rescheduled from April 12).
All times are Eastern.
Overall, the NHL rescheduled 98 games that were postponed between Nov. 18 and Jan. 18, and changed 23 other games to make things work.