2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: SCH open thread May 16

The Eastern Conference Final starts today with Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers. Here's your thread to discuss the action.

After a break in NHL hockey which had a few of us Blackhawks fans feeling like the offseason had come early, Round 3 begins today with NY Rangers hosting the Lightning (NHL series preview).

On the international front, Team USA takes on Russia in the semifinal of the World Championship. Maybe Ben Smith will score another goal. There's an interest for Blackhawks fans on the other side, too, with prospect Artemi Panarin playing for Russia. This game will also be shown delayed on NBCSN at 10 PM CT.

Game Time Network
Lightning vs Rangers Game 1 12 PM CT NBC
USA vs Russia 12 PM CT CSN