Open Thread: Stanley Cup Playoffs Day 18 & Draft Lottery

Here’s an open thread for today’s/tonight’s playoff hockey!

It’s the opening game of a series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins today. After finishing first in the Atlantic Division, the Lightning defeated the New Jersey Devils in five games to qualify for the second round. The Bruins (second in Atlantic) were forced to seven games by the Toronto Maple Leafs, before they moved on to to the semifinals.

In the Western Conference, it’s Game 2 between the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights. On Thursday, the Golden Knights won 7-0 in Game 1. The Sharks will be without Evander Kane, who was suspended one game for cross checking.

Tonight is also the draft lottery! Picks 15-4 will be announced at 7:30 p.m. ET. The top three picks will be announced during the second intermission of the Sharks/Golden Knights game. Check Joe’s story from this morning for more information on the lottery and the Rangers’ odds.

  • 3:00 p.m. ET. Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 1 | Series tied 0-0.
  • 8:00 p.m. ET. San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights | Golden Knights lead the series 1-0./

Lightning: Raw Charge

Bruins: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Golden Knights: Knights on Ice

Sharks: Fear the Fin