2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: SCH open thread
It's a big day with several first-round playoff games and the draft lottery. Here's your place to discuss all the action.
Hey SCH, it's the weekend! Here's what's on the game slate today:
|Home team||Away team||Time||Network|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||Detroit Red Wings||2 p.m. CT||NBC|
|St. Louis Blues||Minnesota Wild||2 p.m. CT||NBC|
|New York Rangers||Pittsburgh Penguins||7 p.m. CT||NBC|
|Anaheim Ducks||Winnipeg Jets||9:30 p.m. CT||NBCSN|
The NHL 2015 Draft Lottery will also be held today, and the results will be announced on NBC immediately before the Penguins/Rangers game. This will determine where Connor McDavid and a few other top prospects will start their NHL careers. Will McDavid wind up with the Sabres and their long-suffering fanbase? Will he be headed to his hometown Maple Leafs? They both have long odds, but last year's Cup champion Los Angeles Kings or President's Trophy-winning Boston Bruins could also end up with the first overall pick.
Here's each team's odds, taken from nhl.com:
|4||Toronto Maple Leafs||9.5%|
|6||New Jersey Devils||7.5%|
|8||Columbus Blue Jackets||6.0%|
|9||San Jose Sharks||5.0%|
|13||Los Angeles Kings||2.0%|