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NHL Playoffs Open Thread: Tuesday April 16th

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Potential sweeps ahoy!

Toronto 3 at Boston 2 - Toronto leads 2-1
Carolina 5 at Washington 0 - Washington leads series 2-1
Dallas 2 at Nashville 3 - Nashville leads 2-1
Colorado 6 at Calgary 2 - Colorado leads 2-1

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

Columbus leads series 3-0

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

The Setup: I know it’s easy to root for more hockey but maximum pain here is a sweep. If one potential sweep has to be averted tonight though, this is the one I’d take.

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

Islanders lead series 3-0

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

The Setup: Kill them off, Isles.

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

Blues lead series 2-1

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

The Setup: Just get this series over with.

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

Vegas leads series 2-1

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

The Setup: San Jose gonna have to do this without Joe Thornton or a competent goalie. Tough call.