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P.K. Subban’s Nashville Predators are playing in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Marc Bergevin’s Montreal Canadiens are not. From a Canadiens’ perspective, the main on-ice argument for the Subban-for-Shea Weber trade was that it would benefit Montreal in the short term, given that the 31-year-old Weber still had a few effective years in him.
There are two games on the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule tonight. It’s the young and skilled Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Washington Capitals, a Stanley Cup favorite when the post-season began, in a pivotal Game 5 in Washington, with this first-round series tied 2-2. In the second game of the evening, it’s the Boston Bruins versus the Ottawa Senators. The Bruins trail the Senators 3-1 in their series and need a win to extend the series back to Boston. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals Time: 7:00 p.m. ET Network: NBCSN (Stream online here) Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Network: USA Network (Stream online here)