Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive!!
Carolina and Detroit will have to wait two more days to finish off their respective series. On the contrary, Boston and Anaheim have survived for 48 more hours! In Raleigh, the ‘Caniacs’ were charged up but it didn’t faze the B’s one bit. 2 quick goals put a damper on their party. And then when Savard and Kobasew stretched Boston’s lead to 4-1, you knew that a Game 7 would be necessary. The Hurricanes may have outshot the Bruins 33-19, but they didn’t seem to get enough prime scoring chances to keep up with Boston. Game 7 should be interesting… as of this moment, I like the Bruins to complete the come back. That opinion may change by tomorrow!
Out in SoCal, the Ducks impressed me big-time. Detroit had won 13 straight Game 6’s where they could eliminate the opponent… 13!! A series has not ended at the Joe since they won the Cup on home-ice in 2002. I honestly expected the Wings to semi-dominate. But Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and the Ducks’ defenders definitely showed up. After Johan Franzen scored with 2:25 left, I thought the Wings would one of their miracles… but Jonas Hiller stood tall between the pipes to send the series back to Detroit. You could see the Wings’ frustration growing as the game went on. For the Wings to win Game 7, Pavel Datsyuk must finally arrive in this series. He played well last night, but still has just 2 assists in this round. In the end, Detroit will obviously be heavy favorites to win… but this postseason has been unpredictable, and Anaheim has the horses to pull it off.
THREE GAME 7’S!?!? This is a hockey fan’s dream… especially this deep into the playoffs. Tonight’s epic battle between Pittsburgh & Washington won’t disappoint… and neither will the two that will take place tomorrow night.
Morrow will miss Game 4 tonight
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