*Washington Capitals 4, New York Rangers 3 in 2OT (Caps lead the series 3 - 1)
Caps goals: Semin, Johansson (2), and Chimera
Rangers goals: Anisimov, Gaborik, and Dubinsky
*Pittsburgh Pen(i)s 3, Tampa Bay YzerBolts 2 in 2 OT (Pen(i)s lead the series 3 - 1)
Pen(i)s goals: Kennedy, Asham, and Neal
YzerBolts goals: St. Louis and Bergenheim
*Philadelphia Flyers 0, Buffaslugs 1 (series tied 2 - 2)
Buffaslug goal: Pominville
*Anaheim Schmucks 6, Nashville Turds 3 (series tied 2 - 2)
Schmucks goals: Fowler, Koivu, Salami, Fairy, Getslapped, and McMillan
Turds goals: Hornqvist, Ward, and Halischuk
*Detroit Red Wings 6, Phoennipeg Jetotes 3 (Wings sweep the series and advance to Round 2)
Wings goals: Holmstrom, Eaves (2), Kronwall, Cleary, and Bertuzzi
Jetotes goals: Py-Hole, AssDoan, and HandJob
*Franzen was a gametime scratch (ankle), so Modano got into the lineup to replace him. He did pretty good, registering 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, and just over 11 minutes of ice-time.
*No Zetterberg (again)? No problem!! The boys had it covered.
*Datsyuk may have only had 1 point and 1 recorded shot on the night, but the man is freaking amazing to watch, no matter what.
*I can't decide which goal is my favorite: Homer's diving shot, Eaves-from-Helm with Bonus!Helm knocking down Yambag and Roseyballs to steal the puck, or Danny "Buckets" Cleary's shot from below the goal line. I'm kinda leaning towards Eaves-from-Helm 'cuz...well...it's EAVES AND HELM!!!!
*I've decided that Helm is actually the love-child of Draper & Datsyuk. Boy sure has come a long way, even from the beginning of this season. *pets him*
*Buckets lead the team with 3 points (1G, 2A) and SOG (5) for the night.
*Bryzgalov actually looked pretty good for a lot of this game. But the boys took care of that.
*A big fat Babcockian Death Stare to HandJob for throwing his stick at Eaves-baby as he went for the empty net goal at 19:24 of the 3rd.
*Really nice standing ovation for the Jetotes from the hometown fans.
*Ownership of the Arizona franchise is in turmoil right now. The rumor is that the team will be moved, possibly back to Winnipeg.
*Interesting trivia: The Winnipeg Jets last game was April 28, 1996. It was Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Jets were eliminated and relocated to Arizona the following season as the Coyotes. The team who eliminated them? The Detroit Red Wings.
* The Wings will now rest up for at least a week before Round 2.
|7:00 p.m.||Bruins at Canadiens||P: D Krejci 62|
W: T Thomas 35
|P: T Plekanec 57|
W: C Price 38
|10:00 p.m.||Blackhawks at Canucks||P: J Toews 76|
W: C Crawford 33
|P: D Sedin 104|
W: R Luongo 38
|10:30 p.m.||Sharks at Kings||P: P Marleau 73|
W: A Niemi 35
|P: A Kopitar 73|
W: J Quick 35