May 19, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) misses a chance to score a goal against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the second period in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 22nd 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 19, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) reacts after the goal scored by teammate Martin St-Louis (not pictured) against Montreal Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski (35) and Josh Gorges (26) during the second period in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers 8:00 PM NBCSN [Series: NYR 2-0]

Last Night’s Results:

Los Angeles Kings 6 Chicago Blackhawks 2 [Series: Tied 1-1]

Noteable Noteables:

  • Everything seems to be falling in place for the New York Rangers: the power play is clicking, Rick Nash has goals in consecutive games, and they return to a home crowd with a 2-0 lead against the Montreal Canadiens. Chris Kreider has played a big part in the Rangers turnaround, as the team has gone 5-1 since he returned in Game 4 against the Penguins. Kreider set up Rick Nash’s goal in game 2 and scored the game winner himself in Game 1. Henrik Lundqvist has been nothing short of spectacular in the first two games. [NHL.com]
  • The Montreal Canadiens swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in round 1, mostly due to facing Tampa Bay’s backup goaltender the entire series. Had Ben Bishop been able to play, it is likely it would have been a closer series. Now it is Montreal who must figure out a way to win with their starting goaltender down. After Dustin Tokarski was unable to get a win in his first start in Game 2, many wondered if Michel Therrien would go back to Peter Budaj. Therrien announced after Wednesday’s practice that Tokarski would be in net again for Game 3, a vote of confidence in the young goaltender.
  • It has been a rough start to this series for Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek, who has no points, a minus-3 rating, and and just one shot through the first two games. Vanek was skating with the fourth line in practice Wednesday, so it appears a demotion may be coming.

TMMOTS Pre-game Warm Up Song:

Karmin – “Night Like This”

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