BOSTON BRUINS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS- 7:00PM EDT/4:00 PM PDT
They’re getting a do-over, and there’s a ton of pressure on Mike Babcock to get his charges over the same hurdle that keeps tripping them up. They’ve been a better team this year, but can they overcome the mental block that comes with this challenge? The Bruins are in a good place: starting at home, with all the pressure on the visitors. It’s their series to lose.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES- 7:30PM EDT/4:30PM PDT
Talk about no pressure, these jerks aren’t even supposed to be here. Instead, it’s all on the Capitals to try and prove they’re not another one and done champ. Heavy is the crown and all that. Carolina’s resurgence has been one of the best things about hockey this year, but taking them lightly would be a dire mistake. Cinderella’s not looking for a participation medal.
CALGARY FLAMES VS COLORADO AVALNCHE- 10:00PM EDT/7:00PM PDT
The Calgary Flames have gone through spurts where they looked like the team to beat, and others where they looked downright brutal (like how they played against the Canucks this season, for example). There’s a lot of questions about the Flames, the two biggest being can they get the goaltending a team needs to go on a run, and is this team for real. Handily dismissing the Avalanche can address both of those questions.
Tonight we want to know: what’s your game day meal (and drink of choice if you are so inclined). Bonus marks for pics of your grub!