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

NHL Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens

Bolts lead 1-0

Time: 6:00pm

Channels: NBCSN, CBC, TVA

What to watch for: Tampa took game one in double overtime and stole home ice advantage from the Canadiens, who played a good game, but weren't able to solve Ben Bishop outside of the one goal he gifted them. Looks like my prediction that Tampa would give Montreal trouble was a good one.

Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks

Hawks lead 1-0

Time: 8:30pm

Channels: NBCSN, CBC, TVA2, SN360

What to watch for: The Hawks went up 3-0 on the Wild and then let Minny catch them before pulling off a close 4-3 win. Chicago may have to take this series more seriously.

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks

Ducks lead 1-0

Time: 10:00pm

Channels: CNBC, TVA, SN

What to watch for: Anaheim stomped the Flames in game 1. If Calgary doesn't respond here, it's going to be a short series.

AHL Playoffs

Grand Rapid Griffins vs. Toronto Marlies - Game 5 (Best of 5 Series)

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI

What to watch for: The Griffins fell down 2-0 in this series before winning the last two to force the deciding game 5. Pulkkinen is tearing it up down there and Tomas Nosek is having himself a series. Do or die time in this one. Nothing available on television, but AHL Live has options

IIHF World Championship 2015

Preliminary A Sun, May 3 Sweden Austria O2 Arena, Prague, CZE 6:15 AM EDT
Preliminary B Sun, May 3 Slovenia Russia ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE 6:15 AM EDT
Preliminary A Sun, May 3 Germany Canada O2 Arena, Prague, CZE 10:15 AM EDT
Preliminary B Sun, May 3 Slovakia Belarus ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE 10:15 AM EDT
Preliminary A Sun, May 3 Switzerland France O2 Arena, Prague, CZE 2:15 PM EDT
Preliminary B Sun, May 3 Finland Denmark ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE 2:15 PM EDT

Jurco and Tatar are slated to join team Slovakia in this tournament, but the timetable for that to actually happen hasn't been set yet. As of this writing, they are not listed on the team roster per the IIHF website.

Outside of that, Team USA has today off before taking on Russia tomorrow. Dylan Larkin is having himself a decent time there so far in a defensive center role.