NHL Playoffs and IIHF World Championship 2015 Viewing Guide: How to Watch Thursday's Games

No NHL action until the Conference Finals start. The schedules should be announced sometime today.

AHL Playoffs (Griffins)

Griffins lead series 2-1

Time: 8:00pm

What to watch for: The refs actually called a lot of penalties on Rockford in game 3 and Grand Rapids still managed to lose 4-1. They need to find a way to win on the road in these playoffs.

IIHF World Championship 2015

Round Group Date Visitor Home Location Status
Thu, May 14 Switzerland United States CEZ Arena, Ostrava, CZE 9:15 AM EDT
Thu, May 14 Belarus Canada O2 Arena, Prague, CZE 10:15 AM EDT
Thu, May 14 Russia Sweden CEZ Arena, Ostrava, CZE 1:15 PM EDT
Thu, May 14 Czech Republic Finland O2 Arena, Prague, CZE 2:15 PM EDT

We're into the elimination round now. Dylan Larkin and Team USA will face the notoriously stingy Swiss team trying to earn the right to play the winner of Russia vs. Sweden.