One more night in the books! Welcome back to my way to be sure that I have noticed every playoff game around the League for three minutes. Some of you probably called in “overtime” to work and are just waking up.
Blues:4, Blackhawks: 3
Look, overtime is one thing. Triple overtime is two more things but is there anything more annoying than waiting 17 minutes of intermission in the middle of the damned night just for someone to win it 30 seconds into the next extra frame?
Aside from being the team that loses that way, I mean.
Coach Q, how do you feel about this game?
I can’t stop laughing. I hope Joey, the Junior Reporter didn’t see that!
Avalanche: 5, Wild: 4
Since all the cool kids who won the Cup last year were going to OT, the Paul Stastny of the Avs thought that sounded brilliant. He tied it with 14 seconds left [video]. GAH, that is what Playoffs are about! Paul enjoyed that so much, he did it again.
Look at Nathan MacKinnon with the hugJUMPhugJUMPhugJUMP. 19 year old puppy.
Rangers; 4, Flyers: 1
I hate everyone but wow, Giroux’s beard is already amazing. It was the only positive thing about this game for the Flyers, who gave up goals 2 and 3 in 47 seconds while I was brushing my teeth. If they Flyers could do that every time I left the room, I’d stay out my whole life.
G’s beard looks even more orange because Jakub Voracek and Scott Hartnell have dyed their beards black for the playoffs. I’m torn between saying, “Well they can’t look worse.” and “That was cool when Mike Green did it.” Photos by the only officially Flyers-related person we like: @sbaickerCSN.
Just to be fair: The Rangers changed their homepage to look like Tumblr and I hate that too. Sad Brad Richards had three points and I bet he went home and laughed while making 6 AM tee times under the name “Tortorella” at every golf course within 50 miles of wherever Torts lives.
Sharks: 6, Kings: 3
This game was “mostly dead” in the first with the Sharks up 3-0. In the second, they scored 2 more. But to start the third period, the Kings came out and got 3 goals. I don’t know if it felt like they could really climb the entire hill (thoughts? I was asleep.) but that has got to help their confidence in an otherwise brutal loss.
Tomas Hertl had one of the Sharks’ goals – looks like those water aerobics he used to recover from injury really paid off.
The Bruins kick things off against the Red Wings tonight (finally!), while the Habs/Bolts and Ducks/Stars will go again. Ryan Getzlaf expected to be in the lineup with his new Frankenface.
Enjoy! I hope all of your teams lose!Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, colorado avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, minnesota wild, New York Rangers, philadelphia flyers, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues