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Stanley Cup Playoffs: 4/23/17 Open Thread

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With only two more series left undecided, the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs could end tonight. With two Eastern Conference games on tap, the Rangers will be getting a preview of their second, and possibly even third round opponent if they make it that far. The matchups are as follows:

Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins Game 6 (OTT Leads 3-2) Puck is scheduled to drop at 3:00 PM EDT on NBC

Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs Game 6 (WSH Leads 3-2) Puck is scheduled to drop at 7:00 PM EDT on NBCSN

In the City of Champions, the Bruins are looking to keep their season alive one more time and force a Game 7 back at the Canadian Tire Centre. After a thrilling double overtime victory to stave off elimination in Ottawa, the Bruins will try and give the good people of the greater New England area another epic comeback that will go down in sports lore.

Meanwhile in Toronto, the Maple Leafs have gone from being happy to making the playoffs, to wanting to knocking off the Presidents’ Trophy winning Capitals. With one more win in front of the rabid fans of Toronto, the Leafs can set up a legacy-shaping Game 7 back at the Verizon Center Tuesday night. But those storylines are for then, and this is now. #BecauseItsTheCup. #W.I.N. #Family #Barkin

Enjoy the games!