NHL Playoffs First Round [Live Thread 4/20]

It's Easter Sunday Hockey

4/20/14 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - NHL Playoffs First Round [Live Thread 4/20]One thing I can say for certain, the playoff hockey so far is amazing.

The pre-game between Philadelphia and the Rangers is already underway, with New York having the lead in the series.  Philadelphia lost the first game 4-1, and will be trying to ramp up their defence to ensure they don't suffer a seond loss.  The Rangers will be out to repeat their performance of game 1.

The game between Detroit and Boston today will see Boston focussed on regaining that home ice advantage.  An incredible goal by Datsyuk with only three minutes left in the game grabbed a series lead for Detroit.  The first game was an incredibly close battle and we can no doubt expect more of the same today.

Also today, right around turkey time in this household, the only Canadian team in the playoffs this year, the Montreal Canadiens, look to extend their lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Unfortunately for the Bolts, they have fallen to a 2 game disadvantage, and now play in Montreal.  The Habs will be trying to close out the series at home and to do so, they need to win tonight.  

And finally, late tonight, California gets into the mix again, with the Sharks and the Kings.  The Sharks won the first game 6-3, and that score stunned Kings' fans everywhere.  We can definitely look for the Kings to do their absolute best to even the series.

Here is today's schedule, and link to the Game Center:

12:00 pm
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers (underway)

3:00 pm
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins

7:00 pm
Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens

10:00 pm
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks

And just because we can, here's the video of Datsyuk's goal.

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4/21/14   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Wow, what a third period!

4/21/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

And the rout is ON!!     Beat LA!!!!!!

4/21/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Much better 2nd period!

4/20/14   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

ML31 wrote:
What an UGLY first period in the Shark Tank.  

I am thinking you like the second period much better.....

4/20/14   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

What an UGLY first period in the Shark Tank.  

4/20/14   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Wellllllll, Philly got the win, as did Boston, and now we have the Bolts and Habs going at it.  Habs are ahead, 2-1.  
As much as I want the Habs to win the series, I am always happier when there is some great hockey and the games are not one sided.