Looking forward to this weekend!
Although I'm happy to see to NBC (HD) games this weekend I cannot believe that the league is having the games on back-2-back nights. If game one goes to like 2-3 OT's can you imagine? All because of Conan O'Brian *sigh* and NBC being afraid of games running over or something. This is the the same network that had to cut game coverage last year to switch over to the 2 hour pre-show for the preakness horse race. Still better then hockey on Versus over ESPN though. Bettman can suck it.
Congrats to Chicago for a great year, I'm sure we'll be seeing you more often in the playoffs from now on - and once some of those young players mature a little more.... look out everyone else.
I'm going to still call Toews "Toes" and Byfuglien (sp) "Bafooglian".
Anaheim I still look at as the team that represented the biggest threat to beating the Wings.
With Lidstom back, I think Wings/Pens will go to 6 games - with the Red Wings winning it away. Hopefully Datsyuk and Ericsson can make it back in time too. If some of those hurt player don't return, I think it'll be closer and go to 7 games.
Darren Helm's penalty killing shift in the last game was really amazing!
Either that Ovechkin falling down and scoring goal from earlier in the playoffs or that amazing Malkin no look backwards backhand top corner goal from last week on Ward are my top two picks for goal of the playoffs so far.