A quick look at what games will be on what channels in tonight’s Stanley Cup playoff action…
Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. ET on CNBC
Petr Mrazek’s solid play has the Detroit Red Wings one win away from advancing to the second round. The 23-year-old is 4-2-0 with a 1.58 G.A.A. and three shutouts in his last six starts against the Bolts. Tampa Bay averaged a league-high 3.16 goals while picking up a team-record 108 points this season, but are averaging two goals per game through the first five games of the series. Steven Stamkos continues to struggle. The Lightning captain had 43 goals in the regular season, but has just two assists and a minus-1 rating through the five games.
Islanders at Capitals, 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCN
For the first time since 1987 the Islanders and Capitals are playing in a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Pat LaFontaine scored the game-winner in the fourth overtime and Kelly Hrudey made 73 saves in what is still the longest Game 7 in NHL history. New York forced tonight’s Game 7 with a 3-1 win in Game 6 on Saturday. Monday will be the Caps’ eighth Game 7 in the last eight years. Only the Bruins (nine) have played more in that time. Washington is 3-9 in Game 7s and 2-7 at home. An Islanders win would setup a second round matchup with their rival New York Rangers for the first time since 1994.