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

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Both Pittsburgh and Edmonton look to take a 3-1 lead in their series.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins

(The Penguins lead the series 2-1.)

Washington almost let Pittsburgh take a stranglehold on the matchup, by allowing them to score two late goals in the third period to tie the game. But fortunately for the Capitals, they avoided falling behind 3-0 in their series thanks to an overtime winner by deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk.

The story of the night was definitely Sidney Crosby’s brain injury, at the hands of Matt Niskanen and Alex Ovechkin. The concussion will keep him out of action for game four. He’s not the only Penguin missing from the lineup with a concussion, given that Conor Sheary will miss the game due to some friendly fire from Patric Hornqvist.

Live CBC Stream:

Puck Drop is 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT

How to watch on TV:

Canada (English): CBC
Canada (French): TVA Sports
In the USA: NBCSN
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


Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers

(Edmonton leads the series 2-1)

Cam Talbot stole the show for his team early in this series, but the Ducks managed to solve him throughout game three, to the tune of six goals against, including a Rickard Rakell marker just 25 seconds into the game.

Despite the loss, it was Connor McDavid who once again found himself on the highlight reel, following this ridiculous goal:

Puck Drop is 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT

How to watch on TV:

Canada (English): Sportsnet
Canada (French): TVA Sports
In the USA: NBCSN
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