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The Washington Capitals had started selling tickets to Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but hadn’t told fans exactly when that game would take place.

That was until Tuesday evening, when the team announced Game 1 for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena. The rest of the series’ schedule has yet to be announced.

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs play Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night, and that result has caused a scheduling delay for other second-round matchups. The Capitals and Penguins couldn’t have played Friday because the Wizards will be hosting the Raptors in NBA action.

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Well, the Caps sucked me in again. I should know better, but I guess I don’t.