NHL Playoff Observations -- Brooms Come Out

Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Best save of the night? Zdeno Chara's backhanded snag in the last minute. That stung, but not as much as it would have had the puck found twine.
  • Tuukka Rask, second-best goalie in the world or just lucky? Discuss.
  • Patrick Kane finally showed up Thursday night. He even back checked. Amazing.
  • Kaspars Daugavins, where have you been all my life? That inside-out toe drag got you right into the slot and you almost found twine. I didn't know you had that in you.
  • The Penguins scored twice in four games. The offensively constricted Kings have already scored eight. Just saying.
  • The Bruins joined the NHL in 1924, the Hawks arrived in 1926 and the Original Six era began in 1942-1943. If the Hawks push through, those two teams will face each other in the finals for the first time ever. How did that happen? Oh right -- there were haves and have nots in the Original Six, too.


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