3 Things To Watch For On The First Night Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs, Which Is Tonight, I ThinkJack Dickey4/11/12 2:20pmFiled to: Worthwhile canadian initiativeNhlHockeyHockey, ya'llNewsGettypic11EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe're pretty sure the National Hockey League playoffs begin tonight. They excite lots of folks, so they might excite you too.AdvertisementHere are tonight's (?) games (all of which are televised on American channels) and the relevant things to watch for:• Flyers at Penguins (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network) Thing to watch for: Hostility. Pittsburgh and Philly played not too long ago, and tensions ran high. Perhaps that weird Hulk Hogan lookalike will return to the stands at Consol Energy Center tonight, and perhaps he will once again antagonize Scott Hartnell, as any good hockey fan should.