2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins vs. Lightning, Golden Knights vs. Sharks — Open thread

The Lightning look to topple the Bruins in an afternoon matinee while the Golden Knights’ Cinderella story may begin a new chapter come midnight.

Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning lead 3-1

How to watch

Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBC
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

After what had been a fairly controlled series versus Toronto (depite the fact that it went the distance), and starting off their second series the way the first round began, it seemed the Bruins were well on their way to a Conference Final appearance. But the Lightning have reeled off three consecutive wins, scoring four goals in each one, to give themselves a chance to eliminate the Bruins on home ice.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks

Golden Knights lead 3-2

How to watch

Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

Some thought post-season play would put an end to the Golden Knights’ run in their inaugural season, but a sweep of the Los Angeles Kings solidified them as one of the teams to beat. Tonight, they can take one more step on their incredible journey, and announce themselves as a true contender to hoist the Stanley Cup in June.

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