All season, Patrick Roy has preached an even-keeled demeanour to his young Colorado Avalanche, and that won't change as Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the visiting Minnesota Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday.
The New York Rangers will try to make the most of their late-season surge to second place in the Metropolitan Division right away in Game 1 against longtime rivals Philadelphia on Thursday (7 p.m. ET).
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has yet to commit publicly to either Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock in goal for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 10:30 p.m.).
For the St. Louis Blues to prevail against the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup of 100-point teams with Game 1 Thursday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET), coach Ken Hitchcock says they'll need standout play from goalie Ryan Miller.