Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Thread: 3 games begin the chase

The Greatest Show on Earth, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, kicks off this evening with three games on the docket. Use this thread to follow all the action along with your fellow Preds fans...

Montreal @ Tampa Bay, 6:00 p.m. Central on CNBC

Columbus @ Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Central on NBC Sports

Dallas @ Anaheim, 9:00 p.m. Central on NBC Sports

Make sure to check out the OTF Stanley Cup Playoffs hub for series previews, schedules and more, and enter our "On The Forecheck" league at's Playoff Bracket Challenge before the first puck drops!

SB Nation 2014 NHL Playoff Bracket