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2019 Stanley Cup playoffs: April 30 open thread

Here’s your place to discuss all the action.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

There are two games on the schedule and they’re both tied 1-1.

Columbus will play their first second-round home game in franchise history when they host the Bruins. The Blue Jackets went 2-0 in the opening round at Nationwide Arena, while the Bruins were 2-1 on the road in the first round. Former Blackhawk Artemi Panarin scored two goals to help the Blue Jackets in Game 2 against the Bruins to even the series 1-1.

Blue Jackets: Adam Clendening, Ryan Dzingel (Wheaton), Artemi Panarin

Bruins: Joakim Nordstrom

The Avalanche are the hottest team in the league at home having won eight straight games at Pepsi Center, including outscoring Calgary 9-4 in two games in the opening round. San Jose needed double overtime in Game 6 for its lone road victory in the first round in Vegas.

Avalanche: J.T. Compher (Northbrook)

Tuesday’s schedule

Game 3: Bruins at Blue Jackets, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), Tied 1-1

Game 3: Sharks at Avalanche, 9 p.m. (NBCSN), Tied 1-1

*All times Central