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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Open thread and how to watch Sunday’s games

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The two Ontario teams are in action, one trying to advance, the other hoping to get to a Game Seven.

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

The first round on the Stanley Cup Playoffs is down to just two remaining series, and both of them see their Game Six played today.

Ottawa Senators (A2) vs. Boston Bruins (A3)

The Senators had a chance to eliminate the Bruins on home ice two days ago, and while it looked like the hockey gods were on their side with some calls against Boston in overtime, they eventually fell to the lower seed.

Now, the series shifts back to Boston where the crowd will give the hometown Bruins a boost as they attempt to take the next step in an improbable quest to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. A win by the Bruins erases that record, and sets up a one-game showdown for a spot in the second round.

Puck Drop is 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT

How to watch on TV:

Canada (English): Sportsnet
Canada (French): TVA Sports
In the USA: NBC
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice
Live stream in the USA: NBC Sports (cable subscription required)
Live stream in Canada: Sportsnet Now

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (WC2)

The tightest series of the first round has surprisingly been the one between the Presidents Trophy champion and a team that squeaked into the playoffs in the final days of the regular season. The Toronto Maple Leafs have gone toe-to-toe with what looked like a much stronger adversary when the bracket was solidified, and yet the majority of games in the series have been decided in overtime.

Each team has claimed two extra-time victories, with a one-goal regulation win by the Capitals the difference in the series. If the Leafs can make it a sixth straight one-goal decision tonight, they’ll be in good shape to force a seventh game in DC on Tuesday.

Puck Drop is 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

How to watch on TV:

Canada (English): CBC
Canada (French): TVA Sports
In the USA: NBCSN, CSN-DC
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice
Live stream in the USA: NBC Sports (cable subscription required)
Live stream in Canada: CBC Sports