NHL Playoffs Round 1 – Open Thread

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    NHL Playoffs Schedule

    EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS   
    SERIES A - A1 vs. W2TIME (ET)     vs.  NETWORKS
    Friday, April 187:30 p.m.Detroit at BostonNBCSN, TSN
    Sunday, April 203 p.m.Detroit at BostonNBC, TSN
    Tuesday, April 227:30 p.m.Boston at DetroitNBCSN, TSN
    Thursday, April 248 p.m.Boston at DetroitNBCSN, TSN
    *Saturday, April 263 p.m.Detroit at BostonNBC, TSN
    *Monday, April 28TBDBoston at DetroitTSN
    *Wednesday, April 30TBDDetroit at BostonTSN
      
    SERIES B - A2 vs. A3TIME (ET)   vs.   NETWORKS
    Wednesday, April 167 p.m.Montreal at Tampa BayCBC, RDS, CNBC
    Friday, April 187 p.m.Montreal at Tampa BayCBC, RDS, CNBC
    Sunday, April 207 p.m.Tampa Bay at MontrealCBC, RDS, NBCSN
    Tuesday, April 227 p.m.Tampa Bay at MontrealCBC, RDS, NHLN U.S.
    *Thursday, April 247 p.m.Montreal at Tampa BayCBC, RDS, CNBC
    *Sunday, April 27TBDTampa Bay at MontrealCBC, RDS, NBCSN
    Tuesday, April 29TBDMontreal at Tampa BayCBC, RDS
    SERIES C - M1 vs. W1TIME (ET)   vs.   NETWORKS
    Wednesday, April 167:30 p.m.Columbus at PittsburghNBCSN, CBC
    Saturday, April 197 p.m.Columbus at PittsburghNBCSN, CBC
    Monday, April 217 p.m.Pittsburgh at ColumbusNBCSN, CBC
    Wednesday, April 237 p.m.Pittsburgh at ColumbusNBCSN, CBC
    *Saturday, April 26TBDColumbus at PittsburghCBC
    *Monday, April 28TBDPittsburgh at ColumbusCBC
    *Wednesday, April 30TBDColumbus at PittsburghCBC
    SERIES D - M2 vs. M3TIME (ET)     vs.   NETWORKS
    Thursday, April 177 p.m.Philadelphia at NY RangersCNBC, TSN
    Sunday, April 20NoonPhiladelphia at NY RangersNBC, TSN
    Tuesday, April 228 p.m.NY Rangers at PhiladelphiaCNBC, TSN
    Friday, April 257 p.m.NY Rangers at PhiladelphiaCNBC, TSN
    *Sunday, April 27NoonPhiladelphia at NY RangersNBC, TSN
    *Tuesday, April 29TBDNY Rangers at PhiladelphiaTSN
    *Wednesday, April 30TBDPhiladelphia at NY RangersTSN
    WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS
    SERIES E - C1 vs. W1TIME (ET)   vs.   NETWORKS
    Thursday, April 179:30 p.m.Minnesota at ColoradoCNBC, TSN
    Saturday, April 199:30 p.m.Minnesota at ColoradoNBCSN, TSN
    Monday, April 217 p.m.Colorado at MinnesotaNHLN U.S., TSN
    Thursday, April 249:30 p.m.Colorado at MinnesotaCNBC, TSN2
    *Saturday, April 26TBDMinnesota at ColoradoTSN
    *Monday, April 28TBDColorado at MinnesotaTSN
    *Wednesday, April 30TBDMinnesota at ColoradoTSN
    SERIES F - C2 vs. C3TIME (ET)     vs.   NETWORKS
    Thursday, April 178 p.m.Chicago at St. LouisNBCSN, CBC
    Saturday, April 193 p.m.Chicago at St. LouisNBC, CBC
    Monday, April 218:30 p.m.St. Louis at ChicagoCNBC, CBC
    Wednesday, April 239:30 p.m.St. Louis at ChicagoNBCSN, CBC
    *Friday, April 258 p.m.Chicago at St. LouisNBCSN, CBC
    *Sunday, April 273 p.m.St. Louis at ChicagoNBC, CBC
    *Tuesday, April 29TBDChicago at St. LouisCBC
          
    SERIES G - P1 vs. W2TIME (ET)     vs.   NETWORKS
    Wednesday, April 1610 p.m.Dallas at AnaheimNBCSN, TSN
    Friday, April 1810 p.m.Dallas at AnaheimNBCSN, TSN
    Monday, April 219:30 p.m.Anaheim at DallasNBCSN, TSN
    Wednesday, April 238 p.m.Anaheim at DallasCNBC, TSN
    *Friday, April 25 10:30 p.m.Dallas at AnaheimNBCSN, TSN
    *Sunday, April 27TBDAnaheim at DallasTSN
    *Tuesday, April 29TBDDallas at AnaheimTSN
    SERIES H - P2 vs. P3TIME (ET)   vs.   NETWORKS
    Thursday, April 1710:30 p.m.Los Angeles at San JoseNBCSN, CBC
    Sunday, April 2010 p.m.Los Angeles at San JoseNBCSN, CBC
    Tuesday, April 2210 p.m.San Jose at Los AngelesNBCSN, CBC
    Thursday, April 2410:30 p.m.San Jose at Los AngelesNBCSN, CBC
    *Saturday, April 26TBDLos Angeles at San JoseNBCSN, CBC
    *Monday, April 28TBDSan Jose at Los AngelesCBC
    *Wednesday, April 30TBDLos Angeles at San JoseCBC
    NHL Playoffs Schedule
    • Zep2

      http://sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/16/toronto-maple-leafs-randy-carlyle-must-change-with-the-times/
      Interesting take on Gardiner.

    • mcloki

      I thought I was out. But they just drag me back in.

    • Biltmore

      Series predictions:
      Wings over Bruins
      Lightning over Habs
      Pens over Jackets
      Rangers over Flyers
      Avs over Wild
      Hawks over Blues
      Ducks over Stars
      Sharks over the other guys (Kings)

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      playoffs? whats that?

    • Xxxxxnew

      Don’t disagree. I could see some upsets though. Curious to see how Tampa does without Bishop.

    • JMAC17

      mcloki  Playoff hockey is just too good…doesnt matter what teams are playing!

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      Go Bolts!

    • Jmessih

      Gripping stuff, who is there back up?https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/456566277922762752
      Sharks coach Todd McLellan said today he won’t announce his Game 1 starting goalie until Thursday but I’d be shocked if it’s not Niemi

    • hometeem

      reilly and reims so, no word on naz and bozie?

    • loomx

      man, I love Jon Cooper. Talks about how you have to earn the respect of your players as a coach. Meanwhile we’ve got a guy who just yesterday brought up a private conversation with a player out of nowhere to throw him under the bus.

    • Jmessih

      hometeem Not a peep, Gards is playing for USA. Leo will likely get asked for Finland.

    • hometeem

      Jmessih hometeem  nice to hear gards got the nod, news to me, leo and kule are prob locks if they r healthy

    • PepTalk

      A friend told me today that Shanahan is married to Craig Janney’s ex-wife. Does anyone know if this is true?

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      PepTalk  True

    • Komas Taberle

      Biltmore  
      Bruins over Wings
      Habs over Lightning
      Pens over Jackets
      Rangers over Flyers
      Avs over Wild
      Hawks over Blues
      Ducks over Stars
      Kings over Sharks.

    • Komas Taberle

      PepTalk  
      True dat!

    • PepTalk

      ingy56 PepTalk  Do you know the timing between Shanahan hooking up with Mrs. Janney? Was it during or post Janney marriage? Far be it from anyone to judge. Just curious!

    • loomx

      Nice to see Mike Kostka play in a role that suits him.

    • Loric76

      Sure, they save For Whom The Bell Tolls for the playoffs montage.  Fucken Leafs

    • Komas Taberle

      PepTalk  
      She got them mixed up in the shower

    • mcloki

      JMAC17 mcloki  I know. I just wish it were the real blue and white. Not the cheap Florida knock off jerseys.

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      PepTalk ingy56  No idea, but Gleason is married to Steve Ott’s ex and that one was quite uncomfortable.

    • MaxwellHowe

      loomx That still pisses me off.  Imagine your boss pulling that you.  RC should have been fired on the spot IMHO

    • mcloki

      Loric76  But it sounds great.

    • Loric76

      mcloki Loric76  It’s an awesome montage

    • PepTalk

      Komas Taberle PepTalk  LOL

    • mcloki

      PepTalk ingy56  WTF. is this site turning into TMZ.

    • PepTalk

      loomx  What did I miss?

    • loomx

      PepTalk loomx  They did a thing on Cooper. Showed a mini behind the scenes look at the Lightning.

    • mcloki

      Loric76 mcloki  Damn i’ve got work so I’m just listening. Sportsnet has to hire that guy Thompson I believe. He’s great.

    • PepTalk

      mcloki PepTalk ingy56 Not sure what that is but just wondering.

    • DWCMLHS

      Go Bolts! Fuck the Habs.

    • mcloki

      PepTalk mcloki ingy56  Sure. And is that a young Palmateer as your avatar?

    • mcloki

      loomx  Et Tu Carlyle. He’s gone.

    • Xxxxxnew

      Not sure if I want Bozie going over after losing almost 1/3 of the season to jury.

    • Yan28

      Who’s going to the square dor Raptors playoff games?

    • PepTalk

      mcloki PepTalk ingy56  Indeed! My favourite growing up! Used to watch him with the marlies.

    • Komas Taberle

      DWCMLHS  
      Stamkos fills the net on Price!

    • Bruffins

      some nice shots of Verhaeghe in here
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U6jLp1eoy_E

    • mcloki

      PepTalk mcloki ingy56  gees you must be an old geezer like me. Loved the Popcorn Kid.

    • Jmessih

      Go Lighting, Ducks, don’t care prob Columbus!!

    • Komas Taberle

      Jmessih  
      Mr Fucking Obvious!

    • 4evrblue

      Yan28 *crickets*

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      Oh my, anthem crimes again.

    • Yan28

      So we’re picking Nick Ritchie? I am good with that.

    • mcloki

      Who is singing the anthem and having a stroke at the same time.

    • Jmessih

      Komas Taberle Jmessih Stupidest tweet, I have ever seen!!!!

    • Loric76

      OMG worst Oh Canada ever in Tampa right now

    • Loric76

      mcloki  lol so Awful

    • Bruffins

      Why does it sound like I am singing right now?