It was kinda boring up until now.
Let’s count the good things that have happened.
Canada’s lone team in the tournament this year is Montreal. Montreal just eliminated one of my least-favourite teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Regardless of how they played down the stretch, if the Leafs can’t qualify for the post season then there is no way in Hell that a team from Florida has any business making it lol! But it wasn’t meant to be for either of those two teams to have any success at this time of year. Leafs don’t get in. Bolts can win a game.
Haha the Kings lost again. This is great. I hate the Kings. I don’t hate their players, I know some of them, but I hate the fact that they seem to be a good spring hockey team. I seriously hope SJ beats them into the ground on Thursday night.
Again, there were 4 potentially glorious games on this evening. Let’s start with the last one:
San Jose 4 Los Angeles 3 OT SJ leads series 3-0 Game 4 Thursday
A weird goal less than five minutes into overtime sends the San Jose Sharks back to their dressing room with someone that nobody has had in a very long time: a 3-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings. Two playoffs ago, it was the Kings who steamrolled everybody. Then last year they did well until they faced the Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings are a tough team but when you play as physical as they like to, it’s going to wear you down. The Blues helped beat them up to but the Blues fell apart after Game 2.
Anyways, whoever goes on to win this LA/SJ series, is going to be beat to a pulp for whoever their next opponent is going to be.
New York Rangers 4 Flyers 1 NY leads series 2-1 Game 4 Friday
Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored for the Rangers to give them the series lead against Philadelphia. Ray Emery got another start in net for the Flyers but he struggled so maybe he will return to the post season for Game 4.
Mason hadn’t played since he suffered an upper-body injury in a collision on April 12. He got in this game with 7:15 left and the Flyers down 4-1.
The winner of this series will play for the Stanley Cup.
Boston 3 Detroit 0 Bruins lead 2-1 Game 4 Thursday 8pm
This next game is not good news if you are a Leaf fan, or a Red Wings fan, or if you simply do not like the Boston Bruins.
Boston took a 2-0 lead early in the opening period and they did not have to look back. Detroit Head
Coach Mike Babcock was not happy with his team’s lacklustre effort in that first period. His press conference was pretty cool. It is what makes me like that guy so much. If only he could be sold on taking the job in Toronto.
Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period before the guy we all hate so much but actually respect cuz he is a good hockey player, Patrice Bergeron, scored into the empty net.
Montreal 4 Tampa Bay 3 Montreal wins 4-0 Next game: ??
And the story of the night at least in hockey is that Tampa Bay is the first team to get eliminated. The only Canadian team in the playoffs eliminates someone. Impressive. They didn’t even lose a game. Latvian goaltending sensation Kristers something plays his heart out, again, but Max Pacioretty scores the series-winning goal, a softy that made its way between Krister’s legs.
Montreal will now play the winner of the Boston/Detroit series.
-only one game found its way into overtime compared to like 3 the night before.
-no stupid penalties or pending suspensions from tonight’s action.
-biggest surprises are Lightning are out, and Kings are nearly out.
DAY 8 ACTION
Day 8 of the playoffs has the Blues in Chicago, the Penguins in Columbus and the Stars host Anaheim.
At least three more night of multiple hockey games per night!