The second round of the NHL Playoffs started with a serious bang last night, as the highly anticipated Washington Capitals/Pittsburgh Penguins death match got underway in classic fashion. The Caps held a 2-0 lead entering the third period, but then things fell apart for Washington, as is tradition when they play the Penguins in the postseason.
Somehow, Pittsburgh came away with a 3-2 victory to take the early lead in the series and destroy the confidence of Capitals fans everywhere. The puck sliding between Alex Ovechkin’s skate and stick and right onto the tape of Sidney Crosby pretty much sums up this rivalry over the years.
Crosby ties the game. pic.twitter.com/FXqYTqgvlD— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 27, 2018
Meanwhile, in the desert, the Vegas Golden Knights opened their series with the San Jose Sharks by making a pretty emphatic statement that their magical ride is far from over. The VGK’s took down the Sharks 7-0 in an absolute no-doubter of a drubbing, as Alex Tuch and Erik Haula each scored a goal and an assist. Isn’t that neat?
Here they are doing some Harlem Globetrotters stuff together...
Erik Haula scores on a drop pass from Alex Tuch and I want Chuck Fletcher fired again pic.twitter.com/tTNLiKpfKf— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 27, 2018
Will the Vegas Golden Knights just sweep all four rounds en route to the Stanley Cup? Maybe...
Taking us through today’s Walk is Marshmello with his lyric-less tune that is supposedly about moving on.
Minnesota Wild 2017-18 season awards
FSN’s year-end review.
Checking in on estimated NHL arrivals for top KHL prospects, including Kirill Kaprizov
ESPN really gets you with its paywall on this one!
On Frozen Pond
BU’s David Quinn tabbed as head coach of 2019 WJC Team
What? No more Bob Motzko?
Curley relishes opportunity as new Alaska Anchorage coach
THREE finalists turned down the job? Yikes!
Off the Trail
NHL reportedly asked Brad Marchand to stop licking opposing players
What a world.
NHL Draft Lottery to be revealed in two segments Saturday
Ok, so it will just take a little longer to find out the Oilers will have the top pick.
Evander Kane ejected for cross-checking Bellemare in head
[Looks around at Wild fans]