Raise your hand if you thought the Red Wings would be leading their Western Conference Semi Final series against the Blackhawks 2-1. For the record, my hand is raised. That’s not to say I had a sixth sense about a team that struggled to make the playoffs in the Lidstrom-less era and battled a seven game series in round one, but because that’s the magic of rivalries. Only the Montreal Canadiens and Boston … more
Game 2 of the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers series wasn’t quite as close. The two teams seemed locked in a tight battle, with Nash finally scoring his first playoff goal for the Rangers to tie the game at 2-2 on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough. The Rangers are now down 0-2 in the series thanks to three unanswered Bruins goals, including two in the third period for a decisive 5-2 victory. … more
There is no shortage of surprises after the first week of the NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Here’s a look at where we stand. After a 2-1 double overtime victory on Sunday night, the Ottawa Senators are now down by one game in their Eastern Conference semi final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was the first double overtime of the 2013 playoffs, and once again Alfredsson led the way scoring the tying … more
The Ottawa Senators can blame the New York Islanders for making their lives more difficult in the second round of the NHL Playoffs. The Islanders woke a sleeping giant when they tied up the series at 2-2 against the best team in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins retaliated by pulling starter Marc-André Fleury in favour of Tomas Vokoun and managed a decisive 4-0 victory in game 5. Since then, Vokoun and the Penguins have … more
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