The 2014 Eastern Conference Finals kick off on Saturday afternoon, with the Montreal Canadiens playing host to the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their series which features a match up of Original Six teams that will be competing for an opportunity to represent the East in the Stanley Cup.
Entering the series, Montreal head coach Michel Terrien doesn’t believe that there is a clear-cut favorite in the series so we could be in for a thrilling match up.
“The favorite? That’s a media game,” Therrien said, via ESPN.com. “You go in the New York paper, and they’re the favorite. You go in the Montreal paper, we’re the favorite. I’m not paying too much attention to those things. My only focus is to make sure today that we met with our players, and it’s about tomorrow.
“This is our philosophy. This is not going to change. We understand that we need a really, really good hockey team. There’s a four-point difference between us and them, so they’re a good hockey team.”
How can you tune into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Rangers and Canadiens on Saturday afternoon? Here is all of the information you will need to catch all of the action from the moment the puck drops:
Date: Saturday, May 17
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Venue: Bell Centre
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Series tied, 0-0
NHL Playoff Bracket:
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