The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing and with the Vancouver Canucks already eliminated, as many as two other teams could join them tonight when the action resumes on the ice.
Both the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild will have their backs against the wall when they resume their respective series tonight. Both clubs find themselves down 3-1 to the Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhawks and while the Wild weren’t given a snowballs chance in you know where to win this series, the Habs are on the verge of a colossal upset. Will they stave off elimination and live to play another day? Or will they be polishing up the golf clubs and joining the Canucks as the early exits of this year’s chase for the Stanley Cup?
Of course there is one other series on tap tonight and it has the New York Islanders in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins in game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal. With the series tied at two games apiece, the Islanders have caught the attention of the entire hockey world with their stubborn, no quit attitudes and now they have the Penguins and their fan base worried.
Plenty of action set for tonight and to ensure you don’t miss a moment we have tonight’s TV schedule listing with game times courtesy of NHL.com. Enjoy the action hockey fans.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
#8 New York Islanders at #1 Pittsburgh Penguins
Series Tied 2-2
Game 5 – 7:00 pm ET – TSN, NBCSN, MSG PLUS, ROOT
#7 Ottawa Senators at #2 Montreal Canadiens
Senators lead 3-1
Game 5 – 7:00 pm ET – CBC, RDS, CNBC
#8 Minnesota Wild at #1 Chicago Blackhawks
Hawks lead 3-1
Game 5 – 9:30 pm ET – CBC, RDS2, NBCSN, FS-N, FS-WI, CSN-CH