Who I picked that actually won:
Sharks, Penguins, Bruins
Who I didn’t pick that I hate and I hope they lose ASAP:
KINGS BLACKHAWKS RED WINGS UGH WHY WHYYYYYYYY
Everyone else who made it that I don’t really care about:
I am disappointed with this ish. the end.
The Montreal Canadiens were one of the surprise stories of the 2013 season, but it all came crashing down against a team that defied even bigger odds. The Ottawa Senators finished the Habs off 4-1 in their first-round series thanks to a 6-1 win on Thursday.
Let’s discuss it.
- Where would you rank Craig Anderson among the remaining playoff goalies after his masterful work in this series. He was clearly the No. 1 difference-maker in these five games.
- Should Habs fans look back at this finish as merely a tough break or a foreboding sign of the future? A squad that seemed to play over their heads, going 4-6-0 in their last 10 regular season games before getting booted in these five games.
- How long of a summer was this for Carey Price? He didn’t even get to play in net during Montreal’s final contest.
- Michel Therrien enjoyed a masterful…
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The Chicago Blackhawks were nearly impossible to beat in the regular season and the Minnesota Wild couldn’t solve them in the playoffs. The Blackhawks cruised to a 5-1 victory in Game 5 to eliminate the Wild from the postseason.
Chicago’s only loss came in overtime and Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford allowed just seven goals this series.
Marian Hossa was the hero in this contest, netting Chicago’s first goal of the game and adding an insurance goal at 6:26 of the second period. He also picked up an assist.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Wild goaltender Josh Harding wasn’t at his best tonight, but he held his own against Chicago for most of the series. Still, would things have gone differently if Niklas Backstrom was available?
- Given recent history, it almost feels like the Chicago Blackhawks’ victory over the eighth seed Minnesota wild was in defiance of the odds…
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I love having ‘yotes swag. That way, even when I’m so far away, I feel like I’m supporting my team. Feel free to buy me any and/or all of the following (click through links to provide easy purchasing options *wink*):
I live in Iowa during the school year and the winters are COLD. This isn’t the warmest shirt, but layering is key, right? I could layer this.
This is a boy’s shirt buuuuut ask me how much I care? I don’t. Teehee!
They have sweatpants. Goodness gracious. I could live in sweatpants. So why can’t I live in Coyotes sweatpants? Trick question. I can.
Oh captain, my captain.
I really like this idea! The year the team was founded.
San Jose’s 4-3 Game 4 overtime victory didn’t come without controversy.
At 13:03 of overtime, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was sent to the box for boarding Sharks forward Tommy Wingels. The problem here, however, is the play didn’t look like much of a penalty at all. A mere 15 seconds later, Patrick Marleau was putting a rebound past Cory Schneider and into the net sending the Sharks to the second round and the Canucks home for the summer.
Penalty or not? Have a look for yourself.
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After the game, referee Kelly Sutherland told TSN’s Farhan Lalji he deemed Sedin’s play a violent shove into the boards in which the player (Wingels) couldn’t defend himself.
Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa told the Vancouver Sun’s Brad Ziemer: “You see that every 30 seconds in the St. Louis-Los Angeles series and you don’t see any of those calls.”
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Chicago Blackhawks lead the series w/ Minnesota Wild 2-1 (boo)
Anaheim Ducks lead the series w/ Detroit Red Wings 2-1 (yay!)
San Jose Sharks lead the series w/ Vancouver Canucks 3-0 (double yay!)
St. Louis Blues lead the series w/ LA Kings 2-1 (triple yay!)
Pittsburgh Penguins lead the series w/ New York Islanders 2-1 (quadruple yay!)
Ottawa Senators lead the series w/ Montreal Canadiens 2-1 (boo)
Washington Capitals lead series w/ New York Rangers 2-0 (yay again!)
Toronto Maple Leafs tied series w/ Boston Bruins 1-1 (welp.)