May 11, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62) come together at the boards in game six of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Penguins 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 13th 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.

New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM NBCSN [Series: Tied 3-3]

Chicago Blackhawks @ Minnesota Wild 9:00 PM CNBC [ Series: CHI 3-2]

Last Night’s Results:

Boston Bruins 0 Montreal Canadiens 4 [Series: Tied 3-3]

Los Angeles Kings 3 Anaheim Ducks 4 [Series: ANA 3-2]

Noteable Noteables:

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins have watched their 3-1 series lead on the New York Rangers evaporate. For Pittsburgh, they will tried to avoid repeating history, as the last time they lost a 3-1 series lead it was 2011 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay defeated the Penguins in a Game 7 matchup in Pittsburgh. The Penguins are also 0-2 in Game 7’s since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009. Meanwhile, the Rangers face elimination for the third time in this year’s playoffs, and they are an impressive 9-2 in their past 11 games where elimination was on the line. However, New York has never come back from a 3-1 deficit. The Rangers have stifled the Pittsburgh power play, and are now a perfect 12 for 12 on the kill in the last four games. It wasn’t until Game 6 that Sidney Crosby got his first shot on goal on the power play, a testament to the penalty kill of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers. []
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-2 since 2009 when they can end a playoff series, but the Minnesota Wild hold a perfect 5-0 record at home in this year’s playoffs. Facing elimination at home in Game 6 puts them in familiar territory, as it marked the beginning of the end for the Colorado Avalanche in round one. While the Chicago Blackhawks are a more experienced team than the Avalanche, Minnesota has done some growing up over the last season. They have the tools and the skill to force a Game 7 in Chicago. The Blackhawks will attempt to ride the momentum gained in the second period of Game 5 into Game 6 to close out what has been a surprisingly close series. []

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

Millencolin – “Home From Home”

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