Skip to comments.2014 NHL PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD
Posted on 04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT by airborne
EASTERN CONFERENCE - ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS
BOSTON BRUINS (1) vs DETROIT REDWINGS (4)
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (2) vs MONTREAL CANADIENS (3)
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (1) vs COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (4)
NEW YORK RANGERS (2) vs PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (3)
WESTERN CONFERENCE - ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS
COLORADO AVALANCHE (1) vs MINNESOTA WILD (4)
ST. LOUIS BLUES (2) vs CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (3)
ANAHEIM DUCKS (1) vs DALLAS STARS (4)
SAN JOSE SHARKS (2) vs LOS ANGELES KINGS (3)
BLUE JACKETS @ PENGUINS - WED. 4/16 @ 7:30 PM on NBCSN & ROOT
STARS @ DUCKS - WED. 4/16 @ 10 PM on NBCSN & FS-SW
FLYERS @ RANGERS - THUR. 4/17 @ 7 PM on CNBC, MSG & CSN-PH
BLACKHAWKS @ BLUES - THUR. 4/17 @ 8 PM on NBCSN, CSN-CH & FS-MW
WILD @ AVALANCHE - THUR. 4/17 @ 9:30 PM on CNBC & ALT
KINGS @ SHARKS - THUR. 4/17 @ 10:30 PM on NBCSN, FS-W & CSN-CA
RED WINGS @ BRUINS - FRI. 4/18 @ 7:30 PM on NBCSN, FS-D & NESN
Painful topic after a Cup Finals appearance in 02, a Cup title in 06, and another Eastern Finals in 09 - (astonishing success for a small market franchise) the Hurricanes have not seen the playoffs in many moons.
And there is nothing like playoff hockey ...
Going to the Lightning game Friday, woo hooo!
These guys have been an enigma pretty much all year...
Check the NBC website(s).
NBC affiliates might be streaming these.
They did stream the season ender for Dallas-Phoenix.
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GO HAWKS !!!!
The Blues are pretty beat up & unless everybody they have hurt heals up in a hurry, it may be another quick exit for the Blues.
Let's go Stars!
Blues? Bruins? The NHL Playoffs are so unpredictable. Get someone hot between the pipes and he can carry your team a long way. Whatever happened to Jean Sebastian Giguere?
I think the Stars have a real chance to beat the Ducks.
I would like to see another Pens and Flyers series like the one in 2012 when they beat the crap out of each other, and momentum and scoring bounced back and forth.
that was a playoff series for the ages.
I don’t like seeing Detroit in the Eastern Divisions even if geographically, that is their area.
Roger on the go Hawks. It will be really tough, but we can always hope for the best. I did not think they had a snow balls chance last year, and look what happened. Hopefully Toews and Kane will be rested. I do not see how they can keep Morin out of the line up now.
They have a tough opponent, although I don’t think Boston is too happy about it either. This years Wings are younger, faster and not your typical 8 seed team....and they’ve been in playoff mode for weeks trying to qualify.
This will be fun to watch.
We’re really happy about it! Every year the Wings have to travel back and forth from Detroit and LA/San Jose/Anaheim/etc...brutal. For the fans, staying up until 1am+ during the week didn’t work well, this is much better.
...and I like the idea of playing an old rival in the SCF :)
I am sort of protesting the play-offs since my team isn’t there and our pompous blaming-everyone-but-himself GM fired our wonderful coach yesterday. At this point, we’re deciding who we want out in the first round.
Surely the teams are seeded 1 through 8 in each conference, not two sets of 1-4?
That’s a good point, hadn’t thought of that.
Probably two of the big moments in his life. They announced his last game around the start of the second, and he got a full house, every seat filled, standing O that went on for many minutes. He looked humbled. Every fan in the house loved him, so it was perfect. He was beloved by both sides.
Then, it was Teemu Selanne's last reg game, so he got a huge tribute after their win, and dang if he didn't go up and pull out Jean-Sebastien for an arm in arm skate that was such a gesture of good sportsmanship and honor that the crowd went wild.
Beat your wife Potvin, beat your wife!
NY Rangers all the way....
A photo/ video of that last skate:
In a general way, the first round is my favorite round, seems like their can be up to 5 games a night, next round is okay but once you lose the team you are cheering for, interest is so-so.
I wish the Cup ended by June. Seems early June, it is still going on.
No it’s a new complicated system. The top two teams in the conference play wild cards while 2-3 in the division play each other. There is no crossover in the next rounds so if 3 and wild card win, they play while l and 2, say, play in the other division, not l and wild card. Got it?
I DO NOT EXPECT the Blackhawks to repeat this year. Our so-called goalies have a problem keeping the puck out of the net at critical times. Crawford's snorrrring can be heard throughout in the 3rd period!!
Best thing to ever happen to the Jackets was to get out of that silly Western Conference and draw a first-round matchup with a team a three hour drive up I-70.
That being said, they don’t have the firepower to take the Pens in a seven game series.
Penguins have had some horrible games this year all the same.
No, they don’t. I don’t know why they gave away Gaborik for a used puck bag. And I would rather they had drawn Boston or the Rangers. I think the Pens are the worst matchup possible for the Jackets.
With the new realignment, that's how it's presented on the NHL web site.
The Bruins are 1 and the Penguins are 2. But the second round will look differently too.
Thanks. It sounds like they are going back to having division champs, like they did way back when.
When the Pens won in 91 and 92 they had to win two rounds in the Patrick Division before playing the winner of the Adams.
CBJ vs the Pens. Those are my teams. I don’t know if it’ll be win- win or lose - lose. Go Sid, Go Bob....
Les Habitants alone now carry the hopes of Canada with them ....
When did Britney Spears learn to ice skate?
Tampa Bay Lightning F Kucherov scores the first goal in Round 1 vs Montreal, but the
Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec responds 19 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1 at the First Intermission.
but I have to watch my Pens God I loath Bylsma.... and my Jackets.
Jackets up 2-1 at 1st Int!
So, I’m sorry, Pittsburgh pulls out and wins Game I looks like.
I just found this map, what team each state and province are cheering for. I’m pretty sure this can’t be totally correct but some of it is.
Looks like some of it is colored arbitrarily too, I mean California has two playoff teams in there, Kings and Sharks.
Don’t correct me anyone, I guess California has actually 3 playoff teams playing, Ducks, Kings, Sharks. I’ve got a soft spot for the Sharks because they have had some very good teams and always seem to be in the playoffs and usually make it to at least the 2nd round if not farther.
Anaheim jumps way ahead in the 1st period vs. Dallas Stars, Ducks up 3-0.
Oh and for the map, I’m disappointed that at least Kansas should be St. Louis Blues territory but the Blues haven’t had a lot of playoff teams lately, not much success. That must be why. Easier to pull for the Blackhawks.
I guess they made the map per social media, face book or what have you.
Well not expecting the Jackets to win this series.
Live Thread though, I was at work, checked one score at break but didn’t know what went on later. Good to have live updates as the thread is so titled.
Montreal 5 Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 3
Anaheim 4 Dallas 3
Rangers @ Flyers 7 PM
Chicago @ St. Louis 8 PM
Minnesota @ Colorado 9:30 PM
L. A. @ San Jose 10:30 PM
(all times Eastern)