The NHL Playoffs are finally here, and the journey to see who will win the Stanley Cup has begun. Injuries have ensured that everyone can win in the first round, as the loss of Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh has opened up the door in the Eastern Conference. Over in the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks are without netminder Ray Emery, meaning Corey Crawford is the last line of defense against Minnesota.
If the 1-seeds fall, the face of the Stanley Cup playoffs is shifted and the field opens up even wider than it already is. But beyond the top dogs, there are intriguing matchups all over the place in both conferences, as an Original Six matchup sits in the East as the Bruins battle the Maple Leafs, and the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings begin their defense against the up-start and dangerous St. Louis Blues.
Only three games take place on Tuesday, and we’ve got you covered on where to catch all the action.
Here is the full television schedule for today’s slate of games:
|Tuesday, April 30|
|Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks (Game 1)||8 p.m.||NBC Sports Network|
|Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues (Game 1)||8 p.m.||CNBC|
|Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks (Game 1)||10:30 p.m.||NBC Sports Network|
We hope that you enjoy Tuesday’s action and check back in with FanSided.com throughout the day and duration of the playoffs as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.