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NHL non-Tebow Playoff Hockey Thread!
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:42:35 pm »
Well, most of the Canadian NHL teams really sucked this year.  But two of them-- the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs-- emerged as forces to be reckoned with!  Can either of our remaining teams return the Stanley Cup to its rightful home?!

The Jets began the playoffs tonight with a victory over the Minnesota Wild.  The game was not as close as the 3-2 score made it appear.  The Maple Leafs spring into action tomorrow night against the Bruins.

In the Western Conference, I will be cheering on the Jets.  In the East, I will cheer for the Leafs, and the New Jersey Devils as well. Taylor Hall has always been a favorite player of mine, and I will cheer for him as far as he can carry the Devils.

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Re: NHL non-Tebow Playoff Hockey Thread!
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 02:35:10 am »
The Maple Leafs got a much-needed win tonight, to get back in their series.  And the Jets lead their series 2-1.

Elsewhere, the mighty Capitals look to be on the bring of pulling another of their famous playoff chokes, and the Ducks are getting massacred by San Jose. Aside from those two series everything seems very competitive in the first round.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 09:45:24 am »
Kings ... gone! Ducks... gone! Sharks and Golden Knights advance! The Golden Knights are the only NHL team that has never lost a playoff game.

Jets poised to advance.  Leafs are up tonight. Devils on the brink of elimination.

Predators and Penguins a win away from the second round.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 01:12:25 pm »
The Winnipeg Jets have powered through to the second round with a convincing series win over the Minnesota Wild!  This is the first playoff series win in Winnipeg in 30 years! And for the Atlanta Thrashers-turned-Winnipeg Jets franchise, it's the first playoff series win ever.  Winnipeg is going mental with excitement!

Elsewhere, the Flyers avoided elimination against the Penguins.  And the Colorado Avalanche received an epic goaltending performance from third-stringer Andrew Hammond to resist elimination against the Nashville Predators.   I watched most of this one, and it was jaw-dropping to see the Predators so completely dominate this game, yet not be able to put anything past Hammond.

Tonight!  The Maple Leafs need to win in Boston if they want to stay alive.  Go, Leafs!

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 02:48:34 pm »
Perhaps a career as a sports broadcaster is in your future!  :)

The Winnipeg Jets have powered through to the second round with a convincing series win over the Minnesota Wild!  This is the first playoff series win in Winnipeg in 30 years! And for the Atlanta Thrashers-turned-Winnipeg Jets franchise, it's the first playoff series win ever.  Winnipeg is going mental with excitement!

Elsewhere, the Flyers avoided elimination against the Penguins.  And the Colorado Avalanche received an epic goaltending performance from third-stringer Andrew Hammond to resist elimination against the Nashville Predators.   I watched most of this one, and it was jaw-dropping to see the Predators so completely dominate this game, yet not be able to put anything past Hammond.

Tonight!  The Maple Leafs need to win in Boston if they want to stay alive.  Go, Leafs!

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 09:44:55 am »
Penguins advance!  Predators advance!  Capitals advance!

Toronto Maple Leafs avoid elimination! The Leafs have used opportunistic scoring, tenacious penalty-killing, and lots and lots of Frederik Andersen to win two straight games and tie their series against Boston.  Game 7 is Wednesday night.

The game was obviously overshadowed by the events elsewhere in Toronto yesterday, but the Leafs gave Toronto something to cheer about anyway.


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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 11:39:25 pm »
The Leafs gave a heroic effort, and leading 4-3 with just 1 period to go, seemed poised to complete the comeback.  But the roof caved in in the 3rd period tonight.

Former Oilers enforcer Louie DeBrusk scored 24 regular season goals and 2 playoff goals in his career.  His son Jake scored 16 goals in his very first NHL season, and unfortunately for the Leafs, also scored 5 goals in his very first playoff series, including 2 tonight, of which the second was the game winner for the Bruins.

I once met Louie DeBrusk in person, sometime back in the 1990s when I was a kimlet.   Imagine a brick wall wearing a dress shirt and you have a rough idea.

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 05:26:43 am »
Watched most of the game !

There is something different about the squad, and the fans too.  For good and bad, I suppose.  I work pretty much beside the ACC and the fans are the bougie folks you would expect to pay $500 a tick.

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 10:10:36 am »
Looks like the Leafs are on the right track though. Reason for Toronto fans to be optimistic.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 01:03:51 pm »
Yes, they look like they are going places.  I have never been a Leafs fan, but I find the current group to be an entertaining and likeable bunch.

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 01:13:40 pm »
Meanwhile!  The Winnepeg Jets -- the #2 team in the NHL-- resumed their playoff quest last night!  Unluckily for them, their opponent is the Nashville Predators-- the #1 team in the NHL.   Despite being heavily outshot, the Jets stole a 4-1 win.  The score is flattering to the Jets, whereas the shot-clock is flattering to the Predators. It was a very close game. Although the Predators had 48 shots on net, many were of the long distance/low traffic variety that posed no challenge for Winnipeg's superstar goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights announced their arrival in the second round on Thursday by crushing the Sharks 7-0. That series resumes tonight.  The Bruins and Lightning start their series tonight.

The remaining series is one of the most intense rivalries of recent years-- Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Penguins always seem to have the Capitals' number. They won the first game of the series on Thursday. That series, as well as Jets-Predators, continues on Sunday.

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 02:18:28 pm »
Yes, they look like they are going places.  I have never been a Leafs fan, but I find the current group to be an entertaining and likeable bunch.

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Me either but I will root for a Canadian team over any other country, even Toronto.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2018, 08:53:46 pm »
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Canucks go backwards in draft lottery again. Never a #1 pick in their 48 year history.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2018, 11:40:58 am »
It took two overtime periods and a disallowed goal, but the Golden Knights have been defeated for the first time.  They gave up just 3 goals in the whole of the first round, but gave up 3 goals in the 2nd period last night, and the Sharks added a 4th in the 2nd overtime period. The Knights appeared to have won the game in the first overtime, but the goal was overturned due to goaltender interference.

Watching the Golden Knights is completely mystifying.  Where did they come from? How did they get so good?   Certainly everybody knew Marc-Andre Fleury was a star. And the Knights were able to acquire some quality defencemen in the expansion draft.   But at forward, James Neal and David Perron were the only guys on their roster that had any credentials as scorers.  Eric Haula has been around the league for years, and never scored much, but had 29 goals this year.  Marchessault and Reilly had some success with the Florida Panthers, but I guess nobody noticed because they were with the Panthers.  This year Marchessault had 75 points. Who had even heard of him before this year?  William Karlsson had 3 goals, 9 goals, 6 goals in his previous 3 seasons... this year, 43 goals.  That's insane!  The people who scouted all these guys for the Knights in the expansion draft did an amazing job of finding all these gems.

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Re: NHL non-Tebow Playoff Hockey Thread!
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 09:47:00 am »
The second round is incredibly competitive! All four series look like they could go 6 or 7 games.

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