Mar 15, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano (7) with the puck as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell (33) defends in the second period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 3rd 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.

Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins 12:30 PM NBC [ Series: MTL 1-0 ]

Los Angeles Kings @ Anaheim Ducks 8:00 PM NBCSN [ Series: Tied 0-0 ]

Last Night’s Results:

New York Rangers 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (OT) [ Series: NYR 1-0 ]

Minnesota Wild 2 Chicago Blackhawks 5 [ Series: CHI 1-0 ]

Noteable Noteables:

  • The Boston Bruins started their series with the Detroit Red Wings with a Game 1 home loss. They then won the next four games to close out the series. This time the Bruins are up against the hottest team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens have won five straight in the post season. Despite outshooting the Canadiens 51-33, Montreal, led by Carey Price in net, found a way to force double overtime. Montreal will need to generate more offense and not rely solely on Price if they hope to defeat the Bruins in this series. Boston had several missed scoring chances that would have changed the narrative going in Game 2. []
  • This is the first time in the history of the two southern California franchises that the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings are meeting in the NHL post-season. The Ducks won four out of the five regular season games, however two were only decided by one goal and two went to a shootout. The Kings are on the second longest winning streak in the playoffs, as they came back from a 3-0 deficit against the Sharks.
  • The biggest question for the Ducks is who will be in net for Game 1. Jonas Hiller stopped 85 of 87 shots against the Kings this season, and was in net for the series clinching win in Game 6 against the Stars. Fredrik Andersen stopped 94 of 99 shots agains the Kings and was in net for the majority of the series agains the Stars, but was pulled in Game 6 after allowing four goals on twelve shots. []

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

NOFX – “Champs Elysees”

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