#4 Pittsburgh Penguins / #5 Tampa Bay Lightning
Penguins still lead series 3-2 after an 8-2 drubbing by the Bolts
Do we have to recap this game? Really? It was bad enough that we were there. The first ten minutes was good hockey.
But then something happened and the Penguins forgot how to play and the Lightning couldn't stop this scoring parade. You know it's bad when both goaltenders let in four goals on like three shots.
Only surprise was the fact that Martin St. Louis didn't score.
#1 Washington Capitals / #8 New York Rangers
Capitals win series 4-1 on home ice
That arena, ridiculous. At least they're enthusiastic.
Having these two games in one day was just too much for Henrik. She left the house and wasn't seen until Sunday this morning. We didn't ask what she did.
We honestly think that the loss of Ryan Callahan was too much for the Rangers to overcome and no matter how hard they tried, the Capitals just had too much firepower.
Michal Neuvirth was fantastic the whole series, just like he had to be.
Rangers fans shouldn't blame Lundqvist. He has no offense to support him.
Good for the Caps and it should be interesting to see who will draw their names in the second round.
#3 Boston Bruins / #6 Montreal Canadiens
Bruins lead series 3-2 after a thrilling 2-1 double OT win in Boston
This game was all about the saves. The Bruins scored first and held onto that lead until 6 minutes left in the game.
Michael Ryder showed up big and made a glove save that would make Carey Price cry (it probably did).
Then the game went to OT and it was all Montreal until Tim Thomas made a save on a 2-on-1.
Nathan Horton scored the game-winner right after that save.
Where was Hamrlik on that? Bad positioning, sir.
If the Habs can recover from this game and win on Monday, it will be a miracle.
#2 San Jose Sharks / #7 Los Angeles Kings
Sharks lead series 3-2 after a 3-1 Kings win
This series has been all about the blown leads so when the Kings went up by three in the first period, we didn't have hope.
But somehow, somehow the Kings remembered what defense was and played a solid game. And it wasn't like Jonny Quick had nothing to do. He had 52 shots on him and made 51 saves.
That's how you win a must-win game.
Oh and Dustin Penner showed up. Finally. We still don't know how that large of a human can go missing for that long.