NHL Playoffs 2014: Bruins, Red Wings, Wild, Avalanche, Sharks, Kings

The Nutcracker strikes again!

As we wait for round 2 to commence, here's an open thread to keep an eye on all the action in tonight's playoffs.

Bruins @ Red Wings. (7 PM EST, NBCSN, NESN, FS-D) Boston leads the series 2-1.

Detroit will have to dig deep if they hope to avoid the dreaded 3-1 series deficit.  The Wings have only managed two goals in the first three games, mostly due to Tuukka Rask's top notch goaltending (.976 save %)

Check out the statistical preview over at Extra Skater.

The Habs will meet the winner of this series in the second round. If it's the Wings expect a great series. If it's the Bruins expect Jack Edwards to spit a lot while he rambles.

AvalancheWild. (9:30 PM EST, CNBC, TSN2, RDS2, ALT, FS-N, FS-WI) Colorado leads the series 2-1.

It's a little crazy that Colorado is leading this series, seeing as how they've been thoroughly out-possessed in all three games. The Wild hold a 57.9 FF%, which is tops in the NHL playoffs at the moment. Colorado's 105 EV PDO will probably returning to normal levels faster than Milan Lucic spears nut sacks.

Check out the statistical preview over at Extra Skater.

Sharks @ Kings. (10:30 PM EST, CBC, RDS, CSN-CA, FS-SW) San Jose leads the series 3-0.

It's do or die for the Kings, as the Sharks have been relentless in their quest for a second round birth. Most fans expected this series to be a close one, although so far the results have been everything but close. Jonathan Quick will have to improve on his .852 save % if the Kings want to send the series back to San Jose.

Check out the statistical preview over at Extra Skater.

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