Playoffs are the best time of the year, next to the Finals. Every hockey fan knows that. :)
Wings swept Coyotes in 4. Great stuff. I hope their goal-tending stays in place. When Jimmy Howard's good...he's very good. Not sure about what's going on with Chris Osgood since his injury and surgery recuperation. Oh...and this was the 20th straight year that the Red Wings have made it into the NHL Playoffs. Not bad, if I say so myself. :) That's the first time in the history of any professional sport that a team has reached playoff level. Very proud occurrence, indeed.
Chicago forced Vancouver into 7-game series. What a fantastic game 6 that was! It was not fun, however, to watch Corey Schneider go down in pain and be taken from the game. It looked like he suffered a groin pull, but we shall see. It'll be interesting to see how Game 7 turns out. I love the underdog, but in this case it's Chicago. So, I don't know who to root for. I'll let the hockey gods decide. Game 7 will be a good one, irregardless of the result.
Tampa Lightning didn't fall down without fighting, either. They beat the Penguins...good for them! I'm rooting for the Lightning since not only is Stevie Y their new General Manager, but there is too much talent on that team to go down without fighting. Martin St. Louis is always fun to watch and has many Datsyukian moves hidden up his sleeve. :)
So...stay tuned for the last few games of the 2010-11 NHL Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. To say the games will be entertaining is an understatement.
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