Ahead of those do-or-die Game 5s for the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, stay up to date with all the latest with your Need To Know, which will be updated throughout the day:
- In what comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, the Boston Bruins' "little ball of hate" Brad Marchand has not made any friends on the New York Rangers, especially Derick Brassard.
- The Bruins' David Krecji says his team is ready for a fresh start in Game 5.
- Chicago coach Joel Quenneville says he know what it's like to face elimination, and his team is ready for the challenge tonight in Chicago (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).
- Ahead of Game 6 between the Kings and Sharks on Sunday, Jonathan Quick's came to the goalie's defence after a perceived slight by San Jose coach Todd McLellan.
- After their playoff run was ended by the Penguins on Friday night, the Senators players will officially close up shop for the season on Monday.
- Reports indicate that the NHL is close to finding a new owner for the Phoenix Coyotes.
- One thing the 'Yotes won't need is a new general manager.