May 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) chases after the puck against Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner (4) during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 6th 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.

Boston Bruins @ Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM NBCSN [ Series: Tied 1-1 ]

Chicago Blackhawks @ Minnesota Wild 9:00 PM CNBC [ Series: CHI 2-0 ]

Last Night’s Results:

Pittsburgh Penguins 2 New York Rangers 0 [ Series: PIT 2-1 ]

Los Angeles Kings 3 Anaheim Ducks 1 [ Series: LAK 2-0 ]

Noteable Noteables:

  • The Montreal Canadiens bring their series with the Bruins home tied 1-1. Despite losing 5-3 in Game 2, Montreal has to feel confident entering Game 3. They have scored 4 times in nine power play attempts, and the Bruins penalty kill has yet to determine a solution for handling P.K. Subban at the point. The Bruins have yet to convert in six power play attempts. As has been the story throughout these playoffs for most teams, the Canadiens have been unable to hold onto leads. Montreal lost a 3-1 lead in Game 1, before going on to win, but they allowed the Bruins to come back from a 3-1 deficit in Game 2. []
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have not won their first game on the road in a playoff series since May 16th, 2010, against the San Jose Sharks. They will have to break that streak if they want to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Minnesota Wild as the series returns to the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are a dismal 1-5 on the road during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs but have won all three of their home games. In their series with the Colorado Avalanche, the Wild found themselves down 2-0 before going on to win two straight at home. It was that momentum shift that allowed them to force a Game 7 and advance to the second round. After spending close to a week on the road, Minnesota is likely happy to be back in their own arena. []

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

The 1975 – “Chocolate”

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