Welcome to the playoffs, guys! This is definitely my favorite time of the year for hockey, as I’m sure it is for all the other hockey fans here… unless your team didn’t make the playoffs, but the draft is coming up in June!
4 of the 8 series started tonight. I managed to catch most of the Sens-Pens game on Versus before I had to go to a lecture. The Pens looked really good, but Gerber looked really shaky and I think that gave Crosby and Co. a lot of confidence. It was great to see Gary Roberts score 2 goals for the Pens tonight. I have a soft spot for him since he and Nieuwy were such good friends. Plus, being 41 and coming back to play from a broken leg is pretty impressive!
The Guppies and Flames are on now; Calgary is leading 2-1. I can’t describe how happy it makes me to see the Guppies losing. Hopefully the Flames can pull out a win on this one.
Results from Day 1:
Game 1: Sens at Pens
Penguins win 4-0 in a very dominating performance against Ottawa tonight. I like the Senators, so I’m hoping they bounce back for Game 2.
Penguins lead series 1-0
Game 1: Rangers at Devils
Rangers win 4-1 with an empty-netter scored with 5 seconds left in the game. I didn’t get to watch this one, but I am rooting for Goalie Lundy justalittlebit.
Rangers lead series 1-0
Game 1: Avs at Wild
The Avs win this one 3-2 in OT. Too bad it only went to one overtime. I’m one of those weird fans who really enjoys watching games that go to multiple overtimes. I didn’t see any of this one though.
Avs lead series 1-0
Game 1: Flames at Guppies
Flames win 3-2, but wow, the last minute of that game was CRAZY! I had a small heart attack when the Guppies scored to make it 3-2, and the pressure they had on the Flames for the last minute was insane. It’s good they don’t play like that all the time.
Flames lead series 1-0
The Stars play tomorrow night at 9. I think we really have a chance if we can pull off a win in the first game, but I don’t have much hope if we don’t.
Enjoy this time of the year, it’s the best time to be a hockey fan 🙂