Monday, May 10, 2010


The 2010 Stanley Cup Finals will not have the Detroit Red Wings in them. But they may still have the Penguins.

PHILADELPHIA 5, BOSTON 4 - OT (Boston leads series 3-1)

The Bruins never did enough to win this game, sort of like how the Flyers played in Games 1 and 2. Philly got Simon Gagne back. He got 7 shots on net, including the last shot of the game. As a Bruins fan, you have to worry. Philly has momentum, and have the ferocious motivation of a team pushed to the brink. Mark Stuart returned for the B's, registering about 10 minutes of ice time and a -2. He simply wasn't up to speed.

PITTSBURGH 2, MONTREAL 1 (Pittsburgh leads series 3-2)

M.A. Fleury stood on his head in this one, stopping 32 shots. Mike Cammileri broke up the shutout with 0:31 left in the 3rd. Kris Letang and Sergei Gonchar scored for Pittsburgh. The good news for Montreal is that Crosby and Malkin haven't really gotten going in this series. The bad news for Montreal is that Crosby and Malkin haven't really gotten going in this series.

SAN JOSE 2, DETROIT 1 (Sharks WIN series 4-1)

Joe Thornton must have been hypnotized to think it was the regular season. He had a goal and an assist in this clinching win. A key to San Jose's success was shutting down Zetterberg, who had 6 goals and 5 assists against Phoenix, but only 1 goal and 3 assists in this series. This matches the farthest San Jose has ever advanced in the playoffs. They lost to the Flames in the '04 Conference Finals. This is the earlies Detroit has been eliminated since 2006.

VANCOUVER 4, CHICAGO 1 (Blackhawks lead series 3-2)

Unlikely hero Kevin Bieksa scored twice and had an assist. He had 3 goals all season for the Canucks, Roberto Luongo stopped 29 of 30 shots. But Vancouver still needs more production out of their forwards, particularly the Sedins. Daniel has 1 goal and 2 assists in this series, Henrik has done better with 2 goals, and 4 assists.

Tonight's games:
7pm: Philadelphia @ Boston - NESN (Bruins lead series 3-1)
7pm: Pittsburgh @ Montreal - Versus (Penguins lead series 3-2)

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