Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday's Need To Know
Get up to speed before the puck drops tonight
By Justin Piercy, CBC Sports
Posted: May 6, 2013 12:19 PM ET
Last Updated: May 6, 2013 4:55 PM ET
Monday features plenty of action, with two Game 3s in the East (Boston vs. Toronto, Washington vs. New York Rangers) and a pair of Game 4s in the West (Anaheim vs. Detroit, St. Louis vs. Los Angeles).
Here's a list of things you need to know, which we'll update throughout the day:
- Maple Leafs fans are embracing their first home playoff game in nine years with "Blue and White Day," which CBC's Daryn Jones explains bluntly. Even pets aren't safe.
- The Rangers and Capitals play Game 3 in New York tonight, and it looks like injured Blueshirts Ryane Clowe and Marc Staal are getting closer to making their return. Clowe spoke with media after practice.
- Anyone hoping for details on the lineup for the Maple Leafs, you're not going to get it from coach Randy Carlyle. But you can watch what he did have to say at his morning press conference.
- The Bruins' game plan will no doubt involve containing speedster Phil Kessel. Hockey Night's Tim Wharnsby explains how Claude Julien's task becomes a bit easier in Game 3.
- The Blues made a change to their lineup for Game 4 — in comes rookie Vladimir Tarasenko, and out goes grinder Adam Cracknell.
- Ahead of Tuesday's Game 4 against Chicago, the Wild have the injured Jason Pominville back skating at practice and have recalled defenceman Matthew Dumba from the AHL.
- One person happy with the choice of Cory Schneider to start in goal for the Canucks in Game 3? Sharks captain Joe Thornton, who said the Sharks were "lucky" not to face Roberto Luongo.
- The odds look good for more overtime games tonight. For your viewing pleasure, we've compiled the seven OT winners thus far right here.