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NHL Playoffs Open Thread: Friday April 12th

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Games two ahead! First off, what happened in last night’s games:

Toronto 4 at Boston 1 - Leafs lead series 1-0
Carolina 2 at Washington 3- Washington leads series 1-0
Colorado 0 at Calgary 4 - Calgary leads series 1-0

Columbus Blue Jackets (2EWC) at Tampa Bay Lightning (1ATL) - 7:00pm ET

Columbus leads series 1-0

How to Watch: CNBC, SN360, TVAS, SUN, FS-O
Blue Jackets Blog: The Cannon
Lightning Blog: Raw Charge

The Setup: Game one was amazing. It’s too bad for Tampa that no team has ever gone on to do anything useful after dropping game one at home against Columbus

Pittsburgh Penguins (3MET) at New York Islanders (2MET) - 7:30pm ET

Islanders lead series 1-0

How to Watch: NBCSN, TVAS2, , MSG, MSG+, ATTSN-PIT
Penguins Blog: Pensburgh
Islanders Blog: Lighthouse Hockey

The Setup: Matt Barzal is really fun to watch, but I’m not sure Valtteri Filppula is shutdown center enough to keep Pittsburgh contained. Just need Letang to keep making dumb gambles against Trotz’s defense.

St Louis Blues (3CTL) at Winnipeg Jets (2CTL) - 9:30pm ET

Blues lead series 1-0

How to Watch: CNBC, TVAS, FS-MW
Blues Blog: St. Louis Game Time
Jets Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey

The Setup: Last game the team named the blues wore white in an arena where all the fans wore white to support the home team wearing blue. I hate this series.

Las Vegas Golden Knights Penguins (3PAC) at San Jose Sharks (2PAC) - 10:30pm ET

Sharks lead series 1-0

How to Watch: NBCSN, SN360, TVAS2, NBCSCA, ATTSN-RM
Knights Blog: Knights on Ice
Sharks Blog: Fear the Fin

The Setup: KARLSSON KARLSSON KARLSSON