May 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) celebrates in front of the Chicago Blackhawks bench after scoring a goal during the third period in game three of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Playoffs Channel Surfing: May 26th 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 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) makes a save as defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) tries to clear the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks players Marian Hossa (81) and Jonathan Toews (19) during the third period in game three of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks @ Los Angeles Kings 9:00 PM NBCSN [Series: LA 2-1]

Last Night’s Results:

Montreal Canadiens 2 New York Rangers 3 (OT) [Series: NYR 3-1]

Noteable Noteables:

  • Ever since scoring six unanswered goals in Game 2, this series has been dominated by the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings have outscored the Blackhawks 10-4 over the last five periods, and currently hold the lead in post-season goals, with 56.
  • In Game 3, the Kings power play made the Chicago Blackhawks pay for their infractions, scoring once on the man advantage. Drew Doughty‘s game winner in the third came just seconds after a Kings power play expired. The “70′s Line” continued it’s domination of the Blackhawks, with Jeff Carter tying the game 2-2 in the second, and Tyler Taffoli giving the Kings their first lead of the game six minutes later. So far the Blackhawks have not had an answer for the Carter / Taffoli / Pearson combination.
  • Prior to Game 1 of the series, the Chicago Blackhawks said they were not going to look back on the past history between the two teams, notable last year’s Western Conference Final. Now, Chicago is doing just that. Patrick Kane brought up past history in comments yesterday:

We’ve had a good track record of coming back in series, so hopefully history can repeat itself and we can do it again. It’s not going to be easy. L.A.’s playing pretty well, and we know if they have momentum, they’re maybe the best team in the League, and have been the best team in the playoffs when they do have momentum. We have to try to get it back from them and sustain it.

-NHL.com

TMMOTS Pre-game Warm Up Song:

Rick Derringer – “Real American”


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