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.
New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM NBCSN [ Series: Tied 0-0 ]
Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks 9:30 PM NBCSN [ Series: Tied 0-0 ]
Last Night’s Results:
Montreal Canadiens 4 Boston Bruins 3 (OT) [ Series: MTL 1-0 ]
- The New York Rangers will playing their third game in four days, after winning back to back games to eliminate the Philadelphia Flyers. The Pittsburgh Penguins has had three days to regroup after their Game 6 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Evgeni Malkin started to appear in post-season form in the final two games of the series, scoring a hat trick in Game 6. The Penguins defense was able to contain Columbus, but Marc-Andre Fleury looked shaky during the third period, where he allowed 3 straight goals.
- Henrik Lundqvist has a career 2.46 GAA and .913 SV% against the Pittsburgh Penguins in 51 match ups. This is the first time the Rangers and Penguins are meeting in the post-season since 2008. The Penguins won in five games, on their way to their first of back-to-back Stanley Cups. [NHL.com]
- The Minnesota Wild were the bigger underdog in Round 1, as they had to take down the heavily favored Colorado Avalanche. The Chicago Blackhawks had their hands full with the St. Louis Blues, but it really came as no surprise that Chicago rallied to win after a 2-0 series deficit. This is the second time in two years that the Blackhawks and Wild are meeting in the playoffs. The Blackhawks won last year’s series in 5 games.
- Darcy Kuemper‘s status remains unknown for tonight’s game, as he hit his head during a fall early in Game 7. Ilya Bryzgalov had to come off the bench in relief. Josh Harding is likely to start working out and practicing, but he is unlikely to be a backup option. If Kuemper remains unable to play, Bryzgalov will get the start. [NHL.com]
TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:
Mixtapes – “Bad Parts”
(A few NSFW lyrics)
Tags: Stanley Cup Playoffs