It's Easter Sunday Hockey
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:
Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers (underway)
Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks
And just because we can, here's the video of Datsyuk's goal.