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NHL Playoffs Viewing Guide: How to Watch Monday's Games

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If things go well tonight, the first round will officially end.

Washington Capitals (2M) at NY Islanders (3M) at Washington Capitals (2M)

Series tied 3-3

Time: 7:00pm

Channels: NBCSN, SN, TVA2, MSG+, CSN-DC

What to watch for: I have no idea how to call this one. This is the most-deservedly close series right now. I really wish I could have watched more of it, but that's not going to be the case for me tonight either. Good luck to the winner of this game against the Rangers.

Tampa Bay Lightning (2A) at Detroit Red Wings (3A)

Red Wings lead series 3-2

Time: 7:00pm

Channels: CNBC, CBC, TVA, FS-F, FS-D

What to watch for: The Wings have a chance to finish off the Bolts in front of the Joe Louis crowd. Tampa is going to come with everything they've got. I'll be a nervous wreck all day. Don't watch for me being that though; that would make me even more nervous. Watch your food intake instead. Eat lots of soft foods to aid digestion. Drink water too.