NHL Playoff Schedule 2015: Dates, TV Guide, Bracket and Stanley Cup Standings

May 3rd, 2015 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

The NHL returns to prominence Sunday with three conference semifinal games that gives hockey fans a chance to watch a playoff tripleheader.

The Tampa Bay Lightning want to put a stranglehold on their series with the Montreal Canadiens by winning a second straight game on the road, while the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks are both aiming for 2-0 advantages by winning at home over the Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames, respectively.

The Lightning got swept by the Habs in last year's playoff meeting, and red-hot Tyler Johnson would love to return the favor. Johnson has already scored seven goals in this playoff season, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

The Blackhawks appeared to solve Devan Dubnyk in Game 1 of the series by scoring four goals against him, but Chicago goalie Corey Crawford has not been consistent in this playoff season. Anaheim rolled to a 6-1 victory in Game 1, but the beauty of the postseason is often the ability of the underdog to bounce back.

Full schedule can be found at NHL.com


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