By: Eric Jacinto Chris Larson Matt Koontz Joe Wagner Ryan Waterman
The 2018 NHL playoffs start tonight at 7pm ET with two games and one at 10pm ET. The two-time defending champions, face-off against their arch rival the Philadelphia Flyers. The Winnipeg Jets return to the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15 and for the second time since returning to the NHL and they host the Minnesota Wild. In the 10pm game, is the Expansion, Vegas Golden Knights facing the Los Angeles Kings. Click here to view tomorrow nights game ones.
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the defending Western Conference champions, Nashville Predators come into the playoffs as the favorites to meet in the Stanley Cup in June. The Preds won the President's Trophy getting the most points and the Lightning had the best record in the East by one point over the Boston Bruins.