NHL Playoffs Open Thread: Saturday April 13th

Everybody’s working for the weekend playoff action:

Columbus 5 at Tampa Bay 1 - Columbus leads series 2-0 (lol)
Pittsburgh 1 at NY Islanders 3 - New York leads series 2-0
St. Louis 4 at Winnipeg 3 - St. Louis leads series 2-0
Vegas 5 at San Jose 3 - Series tied 1-1

Carolina Hurricanes(1EWC) at Washington Capitals(1MET) - 3:00pm ET

Capitals lead 1-0

How to Watch: NBC, SN, TVAS 
Hurricanes Blog: Canes Country
Caps Blog: Japers’ Rink

The Setup: Washington made Carolina look pretty bad for most of this game, but a strong push late kept things interesting. Let’s see if the Canes can put together a more-complete game this time.

Dallas Stars (1WWC) at Nashville Predators (1CTL) - 6:00pm ET

Dallas leads 1-0

How to Watch: CNBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-TN, FS-SW 
Stars Blog: Defending Big D
Predators Blog: On the Forecheck

The Setup: Miro “difference maker” Heiskanen was the story of game one, but PK Subban’s goal was very pretty

Toronto Maple Leafs (3ATL) at Boston Bruins (2ATL) - 8:00pm ET

Leafs lead 1-0

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

The Setup: Toronto flat-out whipped Boston in game one.

Colorado Avalanche (2WWC) at Calgary Flames (1PAC) - 10:30pm ET

Calgary leads 1-0

How to Watch: NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, ALT 
Avs Blog: Mile High Hockey
Flames Blog: Matchsticks & Gasoline

The Setup: The Avs got shut out by Mike Smith. They deserve to lose this series.