Sorry everyone, I’ve had some computer problems over the last few days and I wasn’t able to make any blog posts. The problem has been solved (thanks, Jeremy), and we are back under way.
There are five games on the schedule tonight. Three of them will split a tied series and the other two are possible eliminations. All-in-all it will be a very pivotal night in the NHL.
Boston vs Washington Game 5: 3:00 EST
This game has already started at the time of this writing. The story of the series so far has been the play of Caps goalie Braden Holtby. He’s only allowed seven goals in four games and has Washington right in this thing. Boston needs more out of their top six. Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin have combined for a total of one assist (Bergeron) in the four games thus far.
Sometimes a timeout can make all the difference. Despite a 1-0 lead in the second period, John Tortorella’s Rangers were being pushed hard by an Ottawa team that had had their number all season. Tortorella called a time out to calm his players and it worked. New York scored the next three goals to establish a 4-0 lead. Ottawa managed to get on the scoreboard with a pair of goals in the third but it was too late.
At times this season, the Bruins have played so well that only they could beat themselves. At other times they did just that. It’s been a controversy filled season with suspensions, non-suspensions and even political distractions. Taking injury and inconsistency into the playoffs with them, this Bruins team will face some challenges if they look to repeat as champians champions.
The Capitals entered this season with high hopes after an off-season that saw GM George McPhee add depth to an already good team in addition to acquiring a true number one goaltender in Tomas Vokoun. The team failed to live up to the hype and just narrowly avoided missing the playoffs in one of the most disappointing seasons the franchise has had. Can they regroup and give the Bruins a good run?