It's officially playoff hockey.
Now that your Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge is set, it's time to get to the real action withfive gameson the NHL schedule Wednesday — three in the Eastern Conference and two in two in the West.
Highlighting Wednesday's games is a matchup between two of the NHL's top teams in a rare Round 1 matchup. Sidney Crosby and thePittsburgh Penguins take onCam Atkinsonand theColumbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m.
Other games include the New York Rangers at the Montreal Canadiens; the Boston Bruins at the Ottawa Senators; the St. Louis Blues at the Minnesota Wild; and the San Jose Sharks at the Edmonton Oilers.
Keep up with latestscores and highlights from Wednesday night's games (all times Eastern) by following along below.