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Game Day Thread: Winnipeg Boys Battle On

Winnipeg boys take on each other in a matinee, Pittsburgh attempts another "gold out", and Minnesota and Colorado hope for another exciting game.

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St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks

Blues lead series 1-0

CBC stream here

Expected Starters: Ryan Miller (STL), Corey Crawford (CHI)

STL Scratches: Patrik Berglund (shoulder), TJ Oshie (shoulder), Dmitrij Jaskin, Carlo Colaiacovo

CHI Scratches: Sheldon Brookbank, David Rundblad, Jeremy Morin, Peter Regin, Joakim Nordstrom

Quote du Jour: "I was definitely excited,"- Quenneville on his Michael Jackson impression.

Pre-game reading: Scott Powers on the numbers from game 1.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets

PIT leads the series 1-0 (6:00 CST, CBC)

CBC stream here

Expected Starters: Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT), Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ)

PIT Scratches: Jayson Megna, Taylor Pyatt, Robert Bortuzzo, Deryck Engelland

CBJ Scratches: Nick Foligno, Corey Tropp, Nathan Horton (abdominal), Nick Schultz, Dalton Prout

Quote du Jour: Aftermathquotedub41914_medium


In-game reading: Sean Gentille on how Brian Gibbons on the Pens top line brings better balance throughout the lineup.

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche

COL lead the series 1-0 (8:30 CST, TSN)

Expected Starters: Ilya Bryzgalov (MIN), Semyon Varlamov (COL)

MIN Scratches: Jonathan Blum, Dany Heatley, Mike Rupp (suspension), Keith Ballard (LBI)

COL Scratches: Stefan Elliott, Ryan Wilson, Cory Sarich (back), John Mitchell (head), Matt Duchene is done for the series.

Quote du Jour: "Pauly and I got together in training camp, and we’ve played together ever since…" -Gabriel Landeskog on his partnership with Paul Stastny

Pre-game reading: Adrian Dater (sorry guys) on the expectations on young Nathan MacKinnon before the playoffs.