NHL Playoffs 2014, Canadiens at Lightning: live stream, start time, TV info and more


Apr 1, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) and Montreal Canadiens right wing Ryan White (53) are separated by officials in the third quarter at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight, with the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Montreal Canadiens. There are three games on the schedule for tonight, but the Lightning and Canadiens will get things rolling.

Ben Bishop will not be in goal for the Lightning in the series opener, but they are confident that they can get off to a good start and take advantage of their home ice.

How can you tune in to tonight’s opening game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs? Here is all the information you will need to catch all of the action between the Canadiens and Lightning:

Date: Wednesday, April 16
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: CNBC
Venue: Tampa Bay Times Forum
TV Info: Tampa, Florida
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Tied, 0-0

Series Schedule:

Date
TIME (ET)    vs.  
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC
Friday, April 18 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC
Sunday, April 20 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, RDS, NBCSN
Tuesday, April 22 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, RDS, NHLN U.S.
*Thursday, April 24 7 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS, CNBC
*Sunday, April 27 TBD Tampa Bay at Montreal CBC, RDS, NBCSN
Tuesday, April 29 TBD Montreal at Tampa Bay CBC, RDS

Playoff Bracket:

Who do you think will start off their Stanley Cup run with a big win on Wednesday night? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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