It’s hard to believe three weeks of playoffs are in the books! In some ways, I appreciate being down to just a few games per night. Some nights I can even play hooky from watching. That means catching up with NHL Network though, and there’s nothing worse than hour after hour of only 2 games to talk about.
Canadiens take series lead over Bruins 2-1
I watched the first period of this game – long enough to see PK Subban get a minor for “roughing” Rielly Smith. It should have been 1 minute for roughing Smith + 1 minute for roughing Thomas Vanek. Or 2 minutes for missing.
Then he scored on a breakaway coming out of the penalty box. So perhaps he meant to miss his check, get the minor and end up in the right place at the right time? Sounds legit.
The Bruins came roaring back, as they are wont to do, but it was too late. 3-2 until the last moment when Lars Eller made it 4-2. My favorite stat about this game is Shawn Thornton had five hits in 7:42 of ice time.
Wild score 4G on 8 shots in the third; trail Blackhawks in series 2-1
Someone who watched this game should write the recap because it sounds bonkers. Chicago had just 19 shots in the game, Minnesota only 18. That’s not unusual for the Wild, who ranked 29th in shots-for during the regular season. (“Shots for” = favorite hockey stat name.) But last night, eight of the Wild’s shots came in the 3rd and they scored four goals. On eight shots. One was an EN, but still! They had 32 shots/2G in Game 1 and 19 shots/1G in Game 2. This breakout had to feel great and restore serious confidence.
Or not, because it’s the Blachawks.
Penguins/Rangers Game 4 is the only show tonight. You can find me on the floor in front of my TV with plenty of chicken mushroom farro risotto, watching the beards.Tags: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, minnesota wild, Montreal Canadiens