Apr 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik (12) attempts a shot defended by San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: April 30th 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 NBCSN [ Series: Tied 3-3 ]

Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche 9:30 PM CNBC [ Series: Tied 3-3 ]

Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks 10:00 PM NBCSN [ Series: Tied 3-3 ]

Last Night’s Results:

New York Rangers 2 Philadelphia Flyers 5

Noteable Noteables:

  • Neither the Flyers or the Rangers will have much time to recover from last night’s 5-2 Game 6 Flyers win. Philadelphia rode a Wayne Simmonds hat trick to force a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. While Simmonds made headlines, it has been the Flyers penalty kill that has been most impressive in this series. The Flyers killed five Rangers power plays last night which gives them 20 consecutive kills in the series. The New York Rangers are hoping they can bounce back and get some help from the home crowd. They also have history on their side. The Rangers have won 9 of their last 10 match ups with the Flyers at the Garden. They are also a perfect 5-0 in Game 7’s at MSG. [NHL.com]
  • A road team has yet to win a game in the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild series. The Wild will have to end that trend tonight if they hope to advance to the second round. Game 6 ended in a 5-2 victory for the Wild. While they have been unable to win at the Pepsi Center, every game has been close (two went to OT). Matt Duchene returned to the Colorado lineup in Game 6 and contributed an assist. Despite the loss, Colorado gained some momentum late in the game, so they can take the positives from that into Game 7. [NHL.com]
  • The Los Angeles Kings will try to become the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 series deficit. If the Sharks can pull off the win, this will be the second time in four years that the Sharks have given up a 3-0 lead, only to save things in Game 7. Regardless of the outcome tonight, the San Jose Sharks have to be concerned with the way this series has gone. Not only have they lost three straight to the Kings, but Los Angeles has dominated the Sharks. Jonathan Quick has allowed one goal in the last two games and Drew Doughty has averaged 26 minutes of ice team and has 6 points. Both are the reasons LA was able to force a Game 7. The Sharks were the best team at home in the NHL this season, so that should give them some confidence going into tonight’s game. [NHL.com]

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

Reel Big Fish – “Take On Me”

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