Your NHL Playoffs Open ThreadS

The Sabres, Predators and Canucks all have a chance to win their series 4-2 today. Buffalo hosts the Flyers at 3 p.m.; Nashville hosts Anaheim at 6 p.m. and Vancouver visits the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. All times eastern.

Bracing for fight to the finish [Buffalo News]

Nashville Predators can win first playoff series tonight by beating Anaheim Ducks [Tennessean]

Canucks have lead, but Blackhawks have confidence [Vancouver Sun]

(Photo H/T AP)