May 17, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Martin St-Louis (26) reacts next to Montreal Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek (20) after scoring a goal during the first period in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 19th 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 pre-game warm up song.

May 17, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores a goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the second period in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens 8:00 PM NBCSN [Series: NYR 1-0]

Last Night’s Results:

Los Angeles Kings 1 Chicago Blackhawks 3 [Series: CHI 1-0]

Notable Notables:

  • Saturday’s 7-2 loss to open the series with the New York Rangers may not be the number one concern on the Montreal Canadiens minds today. The status of goaltender Carey Price is still up in the air, after Chris Kreider crashed the net early in the second period, injuring the net minder’s right leg. Price remained in net for the rest of the period, but Peter Budaj took over in the third, surrendering three more goals to the Rangers. So far, Montreal has not commented on whether Price will be ready to go (UPDATE – Price is out for the series), though so far it seems likely Budaj will be in net. That is, however, unless you ask Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, who said he expects Price in net Monday, and that is what the Rangers are planning for.
  • In Game 1, the Rangers sustained the momentum gained after winning three in a row to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round. Now the Rangers must avoid a let down in Game 2. They can either take a commanding 2-0 lead and have the Canadiens against the ropes with the series returning to Madison Square Garden, or they can quickly find themselves in a long “win one, lose one” series.
  • Many felt the Canadiens reaction to defeating the Boston Bruins was too much, too soon. If the Canadiens were feeling overtly confident going into the Conference Championship, Saturday’s 7-2 loss should change that. Montreal now must avoid slipping into a two game deficit for the first time during the 2014 playoffs.

TMMOTS Pre-game Warm Up Song:

The Planet Smashers – “Unstoppable”

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