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
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:
lol RT @AnsarKhanMLive: Lucic expresses remorse for spearing DeKeyser. Said it was heat of moment, and he's not that kind of player.— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) April 19, 2014
In-game reading: Mike Babcock states that one beats the Boston Bruins when one is disciplined.
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: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"I'm sure they've never had a 2-0 series lead on the road and blown it." Tampa coach Jon Cooper is the best.</p>— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) <a href="https://twitter.com/bruce_arthur/statuses/457906724200910848">April 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Pre-game read: Bruce Arthur on Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien and the pendulum of change in NHL coaches and the media.
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.