NHL Playoffs Open Thread: Monday April 15th

Happy Tax Day!

Tampa Bay 1  at Columbus 3 - Columbus leads series 3-0 (lol)
NY Islanders  4 at Pittsburgh 1 - New York leads series 3-0
Winnipeg 6 at St. Louis 3 - St. Louis leads series 2-1
San Jose 3 at Las Vegas 6 - Vegas leads 2-1

Boston Bruins (2ATL) at Toronto Maple Leafs (3ATL) - 7:00pm ET

Series tied 1-1

How to Watch: NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, NESN 
Leafs Blog: Pension Plan Puppets
Bruins Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

The Setup: This one is probably going to get uglier before it gets prettier.

Washington Capitals(1MET) at Carolina Hurricanes(1EWC)- 7:00pm ET

Capitals lead 2-0

How to Watch: CNBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-CR, NBCSWA 
Hurricanes Blog: Canes Country
Caps Blog: Japers’ Rink

The Setup: The Canes are showing they’re capable of hanging with Washington in stretches, but can’t put it together consistently enough. I think they win this game though.

Nashville Predators (1CTL) at Dallas Stars (1WWC) - 9:30pm ET

Series tied 1-1

How to Watch: NBCSN, SN, TVAS, FS-TN, FS-SW 
Stars Blog: Defending Big D
Predators Blog: On the Forecheck

The Setup: This series has the looks of one that can very much go the distance.

Calgary Flames (1PAC) at Colorado Avalanche (2WWC) - 10:00pm ET

Series tied 1-1

How to Watch: CNBC, CBC, TVAS2, ALT 
Avs Blog: Mile High Hockey
Flames Blog: Matchsticks & Gasoline

The Setup: Calgary dropped a home game and that’s a bad thing