BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammate Jay Beagle #83 after Backstrom scored the game winner against the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in double overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
We have had a few requests to offer open threads for discussion during the playoffs. Effective today, we'll start doing so daily at about 5 p.m each day. Feel free to use these threads to discuss playoff games or anything else hockey related that you feel would be of interest.
There are three games scheduled for tonight and each of the series are tied, 1-1. The Rangers visit Ottawa, the Bruins travel to Washington, and the Blues go to the Shark Tank.