It has been a fantastic start so far!
Patrick Roy pulling the goalie with 3 minutes to go was a ridiculous move - that worked! The defenseman, Johnson, deserves a star for his empty net save. He could have easily given up but you have to admire his hustle.
I confess I didn't stay up for the end of the Blackhawks game (3 OT's!) and now I'm glad I didn't. Great game by the Blues, it could have gone either way and both teams made great plays. Hopefully Chicago can get it going (for me anyway
). I must admit that the pass for the game winning goal was simply brilliant. That's one thing I like about hockey, it is the quintessential team sport. You have to be unselfish to win.
As to our competition, some interesting points:
2 Unanimous Picks - Ducks and Blackhawks (both Western Conference teams
Avalanche v Wild is 6-2
Canadiens v Lightning is 5-3
Rangers v Flyers is 4-4 (I flipped a coin, myself!)
3 teams only got one selection:
- San Jose Sharks - jbeeman85
- Detroit Red Wings - BruceReville
- Columbus Blue Jackets - Nick18313
There are 19 Game Seven's predicted and only two four game sweeps. That's MoonKnight1 with the Penguins sweeping the Blue Jackets and Nick18313 has the Avalanche burying the Wild in four straight.
I'm going to miss CHI/STL Game 2 on Saturday, unfortunately. My girlfriend and I will be playing in an all day frisbee golf tournament way out in the country so I'll have to catch the highlights when we get home.