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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 16 Open Thread

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Columbus Blue Jackets v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

And then there were eight.

With the conclusion of Round One seeing all four regular season division champions (as well as all four Conference Finalists from last season) exit the playoffs, the Divisional Finals are set to begin tonight. Game 1 of the Atlantic and Central Division Finals will take place tonight, and broadcast information is as follows:

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins: Game 1, 7:00 PM EDT on NBCSN

Dallas Stars vs St. Louis Blues: Game 1, 9:30 PM EDT on NBCSN

This will be the third time in the last four years that the Atlantic Division Finals will feature a team from the Metropolitan Division competing for the crown, as the New York Islanders and New York Rangers crossed over the bracket in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

As for the Stars and Blues, that series will be a rematch of the 2016 Central Division Finals, where the Blues went into Dallas and dominated Game 7 enroute to a 4-3 series victory.

Enjoy the games.