May 12, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (77) shoots the puck past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) for a goal in the second period in game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 14th 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 7:00 PM NBCSN [Series: Tied 3-3]

Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings 9:30 PM NBCSN [Series: ANA 3-2]

Last Night’s Results:

New York Rangers 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 [Series: Rangers Win In 7]

Chicago Blackhawks 2 Minnesota Wild 1 OT [Series: Blackhawks Win In 6]

Noteable Noteables:

  • This will be the ninth Game 7 showdown between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens in the storied rivalry between the two Original Six franchises. While some teams might be concerned about dealing with the rowdy crowd at the TD Garden in Boston, the Canadiens seem to be looking forward to feeding off the atmosphere and playing spoiler. In comments made yesterday regarding playing on the road in Game 7, P.K. Subban said he can’t wait for the noise and energy of the building. He also added that he can’t wait to take it away. [NHL.com]
  • The Boston Bruins know they let an opportunity to eliminate the Canadiens in Game 6 slip away. Now they must learn from what they did wrong and be ready for a Montreal team that is now a veteran of playing with desperation. History is on the Canadiens side tonight, as Montreal has won five of the prior eight series that have gone to Game 7. However, it isn’t likely that Boston will be dwelling on history entering tonight’s game. [NHL.com]
  • When the San Jose Sharks collapsed in the first round of the playoffs, losing four straight to the Kings, it was largely forgotten that the Kings lose the first three games and were quickly facing elimination. Once again the Kings have lost three in a row, and are once again facing an elimination game with a Pacific Division rival. The Ducks have outscored the Kings 9-5 over their three game winning streak against Los Angeles, and rookie goaltender John Gibson has turned the series around for Anaheim. Los Angeles has yet to show a dominating effort in the second round. The Kings were lucky to walk away with an overtime win in Game 1, and the Ducks outshot and outplayed the Kings in a Game 2 losing effort. [NHL.com]

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

Blink 182 – “Easy Target”


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