If you woke up a lot earlier than I did, you already saw the result of the Russia-Finland game this morning. The Czechs and Slovaks are still due up, as is actual NHL Playoff action. Go Tatar.
New York Rangers (1) vs. New Jersey Devils (6) - 1:00 NBC: The Eastern series takes the national stage this afternoon tied 1 game apiece. The Devils were able to take away the home ice advantage from the Rangers thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 victory on Wednesday. Now that the games are in Newark, I wonder if it will be easier for the Devils to get into the penalty box.
Blueshirt Banter (Rangers)
In Lou We Trust (Devils)
Today's prediction: Artem Anisimov gets on the board