Tonights Match Ups:
Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues 7:00 CST
Expected Starters: Corey Crawford (CHI), Ryan Miller (STL)
CHI Scratches: None announced. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are both healthy.
STL Scratches: Patrick Berglund (shoulder), TJ Oshie (shoulder)
Quote du Jour: "I thought all the lines have comparable ingredients with the ability to score and play without the puck as well," Joel Quenneville (NHL.com)
Pre-game read: Craig Ramsay's series preview where he talks tactics and the St. Louis Blues.
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings 9:30 CST
Expected Starters: Antti Niemi (SJS), Jonathan Quick (LAK)
SJS Scratches: Mike Brown, Adam Burish (finger), Bracken Kearns, Matt Tennyson, Matt Irwin
LAK Scratches: Tanner Pearson, Matt Greene
Quote du Jour: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LAKings&src=hash">#LAKings</a> Robyn Regehr on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23fancystats&src=hash">#fancystats</a>: "I think its more so in the room next door w/the coaches. I think they pour over that kind of stuff."</p>— Cörey Masisak (@cmasisak22) <a href="https://twitter.com/cmasisak22/statuses/456908061995577344">April 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Pre-game read: Kevin Woodley breaks down the goalie match up by how the goals are scored on them.
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers 6:00 CST
Expected Starters: Ray Emery (PHI), Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)
PHI Scratches: Steve Downie, Steve Mason, Hal Gill, Jay Rosehill
NYR Scratches: Chris Kreider (hand)
Quote du Jour: "I think you need to just keep making him turn all night."-Craig Berube on Ryan McDonagh
Pre-game reading: Frank Seravalli on how the Flyers plan to attack McDonagh.
Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche 8:30 CST
Expected Starters: Ilya Bryzgalov (MIN), Semyon Varlamov (COL)
COL Scratches: John Mitchell, Jan Hejda, Cody McLeod
MIN Scratches: Kyle Brodziak, Darcy Kuemper
Quote du Jour: "There is no such thing. You can't just add paprika."-Ilya Bryzgalov on the secret ingredient to playoff success.
Pre-game reading: Jonathan Willis talks about Bryz being Bryz and if it is a distraction.