First round in full swing and the Bruins and Canes are living up to expectations. The rest of the series are 2-1 and there is a bit of everything going on. Every fanbase seems mad at the refs, are they that bad or are expectations ridiculous?
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Title Player Walt Poddubny – conncect to Jon Tavares
Walt Poddubny – 89-90 Devils Brendan Shanahan -> President of Leafs Tavares
Lots of injuries, targeting of key players – Pavelski, Ekblad, Cernak, Hedman, Krejci, Bergeron, Teravainen –
Wes McAuley – is conflict of interest with Keefe an issue?
Don Cherry was right – no one is watching to see linesmen – drop the puck!
Officials are like traffic cops
Guess the 5th
Leafs 2 / Lightning 1
Huge OT win – O’Reilly goal late
Game got nasty
Given up 14 on 31+37+27 = 95 shots 85.2%
Bunting suspended 3 games
Tavares with hat trick in game 2
Hedman / Cernak out
Marner getting all the love
Matthews – not a huge factor so far
How did they call that Corey Perry goal in? In review referee says review showed it completely crossed the line – what? https://youtu.be/wcBghqg4s5s
Bruins 3 / Panthers 1
Bergeron / Krejci out but Bruins prevail
Hurricanes 3 / Islanders 1
High stick non-call in Carolina game – Mike Rupp breakdown on Twitter
Islanders 4 goals in 2:18 in game 2
Devils 1 / Rangers 2
2 5-1 games
Devils dress rookie goalie Schmid and win game 3
Oilers 1 Kings 2
Some very dodgy penalties
OT winner – review inconclusive – tough one
Kings playing rope a dope
Diving by Kings
Woodcroft – rattled in post game
Wild 2 / Stars 1
Wild alternating goalies – will they go with Gustavsson for game 4?
“Wild” swings – 3-2 Wild, 7-3 Stars, 5-1 Wild.
Dumba hit on Pavelski – dirty? legal?
Avalanche 2 / Kraken 1
Kraken keep pushing back when I expect them to fold
Kraken win game 1, then up 2-0 in game 2 but Avs come back
Jets 1 / Golden Knights 2
Comeback to tie 4-4 in game 3 but lose in OT
Jets big win in game 1
Is Broissoit good enough?
Bunting 3 games https://www.nhl.com/news/maple-leafs-michael-bunting-suspended-3-games/c-343697644?tid=277549076