So far, this playoff season has been nothing short of perfect. All 7 games have been decided by one goal. And Thursday night saw the first overtime games. Nothing better than overtime Stanley Cup hockey.
BUFFALO 2, BOSTON 1 (Sabres lead series 1-0)
Ryan Miller's 38 saves and some fastbreak offense propelled Buffalo to their first playoff victory since May 16, 2007. The Bruins got their goal on a power play, which is weird for them. What's not weird for them is being shutdown on offense. But this series promises to be a goaltender's dream with very low scores.
MONTREAL 3, WASHINGTON 2 - OT (Canadiens lead series 1-0)
Jose Theodore sucks. How he wins, and how he consistently dominates the Bruins baffles my mind. The Habs did a great job silencing Ovechkin, assigning a swarm of players to hassle him at all times. Supporting actor Nicklas Backstrom did his part with a goal. But Mike Green, Brooks Laich, and Alexander Semin didn't do much of anything.
VANCOUVER 3, LOS ANGELES 2 - OT (Canucks lead series 1-0)
Roberto Luongo made an epic save to keep this game going in overtime. Then the Sedin line took over, moved the puck around the back of the net, and gave Mikael Samuelsson an open shooting lane from the extreme high slot. Jonathan Quick had no chance to stop Samuelsson's bullet.
7:00pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh - Versus (Ottawa leads 1-0)
7:30pm - Philadelphia @ New Jersey (Philadelphia leads 1-0)
8:30pm - Nashville @ Chicago - Versus
10:00pm - Detroit @ Phoenix - Versus (Phoenix leads 1-0)
10:30pm - Colorado @ San Jose - Versus (Colorado leads 1-0)