Your NHL Playoffs Open Thread

Depending upon when you read this, game one of the Eastern Conference Finals is just about to start, has already done so or did so long ago. Which means you either have no idea, are finding out or long ago learned whether the Tampa Bay Lightning or Boston Bruins are leading the series. Tense action, it's fantastic.

Tampa in five.

Your NHL Playoffs Open Thread

How to be a tolerable bandwagon Bruins fan [Boston Globe]

It's all coming together for Lightning [Tampa Tribune]

Bruins, Bolts set to battle for chance at the Cup [NHL]