Playoff Round Up!
It looks like Washington
has moved past the leagues best, Buffalo
, due to a ten point lead and no players on the ice for the leagues long standing champions. 93-83
as of this morning. Buffalo is a squad that is continuously renewed and meticulously groomed to win, GM Lethunder continues to do an outstanding job, and is certainly one to emulate, but as they say, to be the best you have to beat the best and so, Washington alone has done what 28 other teams have only dreamed of. Congrats to both players, and see you next year.
Their third round opponent will be the New Jersey Devils
, who have likewise moved past Pittsburgh
, who deserve an honourable mention for building a great team this year. 158-77
today, and the Penguins, as with the Sabres, have no men remaining for the Saturday game. I can't say enough about any of these 2nd round teams. To get this far in itself is an accomplishment, and if memory serves me, GM SS is in his first year with the Penguins. Congrats on a stellar season.
In the west, there remains the nail biter showdown between the Jets and the Blues. Winnipeg
has gained the upper hand on the strength of 40 year old Living Legend, Martin Brodeur in net. Marty racked up 50 points this series for the Jets, on his way to an eventual Hall Of Fame induction, its hard not to cheer for this perennial all-star! St Louis
has two players in the mix for this Saturday's contest and only trails the Jets by 4 points. This could come down to an overtime assist, or even a Fighting Major, as Winnipeg is, like the other two teams already mentioned, out of gas on the bench. Current score Winnipeg 60- St Louis 56
It is not yet over in the Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
series, but there is no denying, the highest scoring team of the entire second round looks to be on the verge of going through. The Kings 166
points make for a very daunting team to face in a game 7 situation, having heavily outscored the Oilers thus far. There is a chance that the Oilers are still in it with 81
points. Credit a balanced attack from the Oilers for my optimism. With three high scorers still on the ice we could see a last minute 'overtime' upset here as we have all seen individual players net over 30 points each in a single game this past season. I am sure the Kings can hold on, but I will have my eye on the point totals Saturday, as a high scoring affair will only be in Edmonton's favour. You might think I am crazy, but Richards, Strallman and Semin are a very talented trio, and this won't be over till the fat lady walks away from the hotdog cart.
That is your second round up, Saturday will determine the west, and Then we can hold onto our hats for round three, the final four.
Edited by Primal Optimist, 10 May 2012 - 08:46 AM.