Game Day Thread: Holy Day of Hockey

Christopher Pasatieri

All day hockey on Easter. Starting at 11:00 and going to 9:00, all you need is hockey.

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers

Rangers lead the series 1-0

TSN 11:00am CST

Expected Starters: Henrik Lundqvist (NYR), Ray Emery (PHI)

NYR Scratches: Ryan Haggerty, Chris Kreider (hand), Justin Falk, Raphael Diaz

PHI Scratches: Steve Mason (LBI), Jay Rosehill, Zac Rinaldo, Steve Downie, Hal Gill, Erik Gustafsson

Quote du Jour: "It probably took me a couple years before I felt comfortable and I knew I had my role here."-Henrik Lundqvist

In-game read: Henrik Lunqvist, through Ira Podell, on his ultimate goal, winning the Stanley Cup.

Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings lead the series 1-0

Game 2 is at 2:00 CST on TSN

Expected Starters: Tuukka Rask (BOS), Jimmy Howard (DET)

BOS Scratches: Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly, Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski

DET Scratches: Henrik Zetterberg (back), Jonathan Ericsson (hand), a whole bunch of other bad veterans who are old and injured.

Quote du Jour:

In-game reading: Mike Babcock states that one beats the Boston Bruins when one is disciplined.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens

Canadiens lead the series 2-0

Game 3 is at 6:00 CST on CBC

Expected Starters: Anders Lindback (TBL), Carey Price (MTL)

TBL Scratches: Tom Pyatt, Ben Bishop, Andrej Sustr/Ondrej Palat

MTL Scratches: Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi, Ryan White, George Parros, Travis Moen (concussion)

Quote du Jour:

Pre-game read: Bruce Arthur on Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien and the pendulum of change in NHL coaches and the media.

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings

Sharks lead the series 1-0

Game 2 is a 9:00 CST on CBC

Expected Starters: Anttii Niemi (SJS), Jonathan Quick (LAK)

SJS Scratches: Martin Havlat, Matt Irwin, Matt Tennyson

LAK Scratches: Matt Greene, Tanner Pearson

Quote du Jour: "Yeah, we figure it's going to be 2-1-type scores," said Thornton. "I doubt we'll score five on them again tonight. Just be prepared for a tight-checking game." (curtesy of Pierre LeBrun)

Pre-game reading: Pierre LeBrun looks at the impact caused by San Jose's bottom six.

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