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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Night 3 Open Thread

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Friday night has an Atlantic Division emphasis as all four playoff teams are in action.

Dale Weise's goal gave the Canadiens a 5-4 win Wednesday night. Game 2 starts Friday's playoff festivities.
Dale Weise's goal gave the Canadiens a 5-4 win Wednesday night. Game 2 starts Friday's playoff festivities.
Mike Carlson

Friday night in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs sees the festivities move back east, with three games on the schedule and all four Atlantic Division playoff teams in action. The Canadiens and Lightning kick off the night with the 7:00 slot on CNBC and CBC (all times Eastern), with the Canadiens holding a 1-0 series lead after Dale Weise's overtime goal on Wednesday night gave the Habs a 5-4 win at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. A half-hour later, the final series of the first round to begin gets going in Boston as the Bruins host the Red Wings (7:30 p.m., NBCSN, TSN).

The nightcap returns to Anaheim where the Ducks exploded out of the gate for four goals in the first 30 minutes of game 1 on Wednesday, then held on as the Stars made things interesting with three goals of their own but ultimately fell 4-3 to give the Ducks a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 at Honda Center is a 10:00 faceoff on NBCSN and TSN.

U.S. announcer schedules (via Awful Announcing):

  • Canadiens/Lightning: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson (CBC broadcast)
  • Red Wings/Bruins: Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire
  • Ducks/Stars: John Walton, Butch Goring
Game on!