Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! I got to wear shorts and a tank top this weekend AND the Penguins won last night, so I don’t even hate Mondays. It’s Day 20 of the playoffs, and if you spent the past few days enjoying the sun, here’s what was happening on TV:
Penguins and Rangers series tied 1-1
The Pens had a shaky first period Friday night and got themselves down 2-0 like they think every game needs to be crazy a la Round 1. No thank you – because it doesn’t always work. The Rangers won in OT. Just as well I was on a Twitter ban and only talking to Alison.
Last night, I was at a dinner and trying not to check the score. Go home and watch the whole game, right? Ha! Zero will power. I did pass my phone around the table for independent verification of the score, then had more celebratory sangria. I watched the game afterward – fast-forwarding through Pens’ penalties, which was pretty much the entire first period. Nisky for roughing – in hindsight, I can love that.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Still no goals for Crosby or Nash. (See what I did there? I almost hope you don’t, it’s so bad.) At this rate, they’ll find that missing plane before one of these guys scores.
Blackhawks lead Wild in series 2-0
Friday night’s game was tied 2-2 until Patrick Kane decided it was time for this goal:
If this blog had audio, I’d whistle. That’s so good it’s worth another goal, which Kaner scored 8+ minutes later to put the Hawks up 4-2 and shut the door (won 5-2 on an EN). Sunday afternoon, playoff hero Bryan Bickell extended his point streak to five games with 1G and 2A. Remember how many points he had last year? 17 (9G, 9A) in 23 games. He’s got eight points in eight games so far this post-season.
Patrick Sharp didn’t have any points in the game (he had 1A on Friday), but he wore these shorts and we think that counts for something.
Bruins and Canadiens tied 1-1
After PK Subban’s double-OT winner last week, the Habs were up one game to none.
Remember Boston lost the first game of the last series too, then adjusted and won four straight. They got back on that track with a come-from-behind 5-3 victory Saturday, which I watched from the elliptical runner at the gym. I can go a lot of miles fueled by my dislike for Brad Marchand. That said, four unanswered goals in the third period (one EN) made the B’s look more dominant that the scoreboard showed.
Kings take first game, lead Ducks 1-0
I wish this series could be weekends-only, so I could stay up for every game. It was worth the late night Saturday – I caught just the 3rd and OT – to see Marion Gaborik tie the game with seven seconds left.
God, that is SO exciting when it’s a) your team or b) you don’t care who wins! Gaborik scored again in OT. I still have the Ducks taking this series, but the Kings are going to make me look stupid every time I don’t pick them.
Tonight the Penguins and Rangers are back at it, this time in NYC, and I will be glued to the TV and (trying to stay) signed out of Twitter. Late night it’s Game 2 of Kings vs. Ducks. It promises to be really exciting and also excellent for your productivity at work tomorrow.
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