Apr 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) is congratulated for scoring during the second period against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: April 17th Edition

Channel Surfing is Too Many Men On The Site’s quick guide to tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoffs action, as well as any other interesting broadcasts in the world of hockey. Included is a list of the scheduled games, game notes, as well as a pregame warm up song.

Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers 7:00 PM CNBC [ Series Tied 0-0 ]

Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues 8:00 PM NBCSN [ Series Tied 0-0 ]

Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche 9:30 PM CNBC [ Series Tied 0-0 ]

Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks 10:30 PM NBCSN [ Series Tied 0-0 ]

Last Night’s Results:

Montreal 5 Tampa Bay 4 [ MTL leads series 1-0 ]

Columbus 3 Pittsburgh 4 [ PIT leads series 1-0 ]

Dallas 3 Anaheim 4 [ Anaheim leads series 1-0 ]

Noteable Noteables:

  • The Philadelphia Flyers will be without starting goaltender Steve Mason, who is out with an upper body injury. Ray Emery will be in net for the Flyers for their first game against the New York Rangers. Emery was 9-12-2 during the regular season, with a 2.96 GAA and a .903 SV%. It is currently unclear when Mason will be able to return. The New York Rangers enter the game nearly 100% healthy. Both Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh finished the season banged up, but both reported they are 100% read to go. [ NHL.com ]
  • The St. Louis Blues had eight players out of their lineup when they finished up the regular season against the Detroit Red Wings. Thankfully for them, the majority of their injured players will be ready to play tonight. Chicago also enters tonight’s game with their full lineup. This is expected to be a physical, heavy hitting series, so healthy players will be a key to success. [ NHL.com ]
  • The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild in four out of their five regular season games. However, this is the third time the two teams are meeting in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The last two times the Minnesota Wild have upset the Avalanche. Minnesota is hoping history will repeat itself. [ NHL.com ]
  • Los Angeles is the lowest scoring team in the post-season with 206 goals. However, trading for Marian Gaborik on deadline day has jump started the offensive production. The Gaborik / Kopitar / Williams line combined for 30 points over the Kings last 11 games. Could the Gaborik trade pay off like the Jeff Carter trade from two years ago? L.A. certainly hopes so. [ NHL.com ]

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

Van Halen – “Jump”

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