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Game Day Thread: D-Day in Montreal

Montreal/Tampa, Boston/Detroit, New York/Philadelphia go early and San Jose/LA is the nightcap.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens

6:00 CST on CBC

Canadiens lead the series 3-0

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

TBL Scratches: Tom Pyatt, Nikita Kucherov, Radko Gudas

MON Scratches: Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi, Ryan White, George Parros, Travis Moen (now healthy)

Quote du Jour:

In-game reading: Sean Fitz-Gerald gets Dr. Tatar's opinion on Steven Stamkos returning to game 3 after a knee to the head.

Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings

Series is tied 1-1

6:30 CST on TSN

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

BOS Scratches: Daniel Paille (concussion), Andrej Meszaros, Corey Potter

DET Scratches: Daniel Alfredsson (back), all the other old guys except Pavel Datsyuk

Quote du Jour: "He used to be a football player, loves the contact, loves being a greaseball. Plays hard. Draws other guys into battles, has great hockey sense."- Mike Babcock on Luke Glendening

In-game reading: Ansar Khan on Mike Babcock and Luke Glendening

New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers

Sportsnet 360*/TSN2 at 7:00 CST

*until the end of the Toronto Raptors game

Series in tied 1-1

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

NYR Scratches: Daniel Carcillo/JT Miller

PHI Scratches: Steve Downie (concussion), Hal Gill, Erik Gustafsson, Calvin Heeter

Quote du Jour: "...We take six or seven penalties, it’s going to cost us at one point."-Sean Couturier

In-game reading: Rob Parent on Sean Couturier's key role in the series.

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings

9:00 CST on CBC

Sharks lead the series 2-0

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

SJS Scratches: Matt Irwin, Matt Tennyson, Martin Havlat

LAK Scratches: Tyler Toffoli?, Matt Greene?, who knows

Quote du Jour: "They've got a lot of ammo over there and if they move it around, it puts more pressure on other guys"- Darryl Sutter

Pre-game reading: Pierre LeBrun gets Raffi Torresperspective on Matt Cooke.