It’s the first elimination night from the Stanley Cup Playoffs already. Did anyone at all think it would be the Lightning and Penguins that could be wiped out of the playoffs, both swept out in the first round?

Lightning vs. Blue Jackets
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Broadcast: Sportsnet 360 / CNBC

Islanders vs. Penguins
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
Broadcast: CBC / NBCSN

Jets vs. Blues
Time: 9:30 p.m. EDT
Broadcast: Sportsnet / CNBC

Sharks vs. Golden Knights
Time: 10:30 p.m. EDT
Broadcast: Sportsnet 360 / NBCSN

Here’s what we wrote about today.

Despite Game 3 Win, the Leafs Third Line is a Problem - Arvind
The third line is a grouping that makes no sense in theory or in practice.

Eamon McAdam gets no help in Marlies regular season finale - Hardev
The 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs begin Friday night in Rochester.

Who will be eliminated tonight?

Good bye, Crosby.9
The Bolts. Sorry, Acha.19
Both of them!16
Neither. They’ll prolong their doom for another two days.11

Tirelessly they have [they have] gone about this
And just when they thought they were about to catch it...