May 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (left) battles for the puck with New York Rangers center Brian Boyle (right) during the third period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 25th 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 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (left) is knocked down by New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein during the third period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers 8:00 PM [Series: NYR 2-1]

Last Night’s Results:

Los Angeles Kings 4 Chicago Blackhawks 3 [Series: LA 2-1]

Noteable Noteables:

  • Up until Game 3 the series between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers was a one sided affair in favor of the Rangers. Montreal, finally being billed as the underdog again, struck back. The physical intensity picked up, and as a result, several players will not be in the lineup for Game 4 due to injuries or suspensions.
  • Derek Stepan is likely to miss Game 4 due to a broken jaw sustained on a high hit from Brandon Prust. Prust received a two game suspension due to the play. Prust did not receive a penalty for the hit during the game. The New York Rangers will be without forward Daniel Carcillo, who received a 10 game suspension for pushing linesman Scott Driscoll after a skirmish with Prust.
  • Prust denied any intention to injure Stepan on the play:

For me, it’s my first shift of the game. I’m trying to create some energy. I want to get out there and get some body checks in. I try to skate in front of him and stop and come back into him; kept my skates on the ice, my shoulder into his chest. I didn’t leave my feet. It’s all about the timing. It’s a fraction of a second. It’s late, but for me my focus was on trying to make a good, clean body check.

-NHL.com

  • Despite losing Stepan, the New York Rangers expect forward Derek Brassard to return from an upper body injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Game 1 of the series.

TMMOTS Pre-game Warm Up Song:

Bruce Springsteen – “New York City Serenade”

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