The Cup Baby – Day 4

In Hockey Hits on April 18, 2010 by geespotting

3 games on Saturday. Here is the wrap-up:


(6)  BOSTON  5  AT  (3)  BUFFALO  3.


…The Big Bad Bruins found a way to battle back and even this Adams Division showdown at 1. The Sabres had a 2-0 lead…but, Boston battled back, and won the game on a fluke goal by the captain Zdeno Chara. here is a review:

The big story of this game was the injury to Sabre’s forward Thomas Vanek. He fell into the boards awkwardly, and is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. Apparently, it really is day to day…but, it is unlikely that Vanek will suit up in Boston for game 3.

STARS 1. Zdeno Chara, BOS. 2. Michael Ryder, BOS. 3. Tyler Myers, BUF.

(8)  MONTREAL  5  AT  (1)  WASHINGTON 6 (OT)


…This was an incredible game with stars, drama, goals and comebacks. The Habs started strong, and chased goalie Jose Theodore after the first 2 goals of the game. Sound familiar? His leash was short last year too, when he was yanked in the first round against the Rangers. Semyon Varlamov came in as the relief, but, before you know it, the Canadiens had a 4-1 lead, thanks to 3 goals from Andre Kostitsyn. The Caps battled back to tie the game at 4, but, then Tomas Plekanec gave them another lead. With a little over a minute remaining, U.S. Junior Hockey here John Carlson tied the game. It didn’t take long for the Caps to win, and even the series in OT:

The big guys came through for the Caps, especially Nicklas Backstrom, who had 3 goals, including the OT winner. Both he and Ovechkin had 4 points. Both games decided in overtime. Looking forward to games 3 and 4 in Montreal.

STARS 1. Nicklas Backstrom, WAS. 2. Andre Kostitsyn, MON. 3. Alexander Ovechkin, WAS.


(6)  LOS ANGELES  3  AT  (3)  VANCOUVER  2 (OT).


…A great start for the Nucks in this one, as they dominated the first period and had a 2-0 lead. Then Andrew Alberts struck. Anytime Vancouver had any more momentum, Alberts would take a stupid penalty. Remember game one? It was Alberts who was given the boot, and took a 5 minute penalty. Time for Coach Vigneault to sit his butt. The Kings got back into the game, and then won it in OT on a horrendous call that lead to a King PP. From there Drew Doughty, who had a Paul Coffey like stop on a Sedin 2 on 1 in the third period, set up Anze Kopitar for the OT winner, and a tie in the series. Here is the winner:

STARS 1. Anze Kopitar, L.A. 2. Ryan Kesler, VAN. 3. Jack Johnson, L.A.

– 5 games on Sunday. Starts at noon…and should continue until almost 10 at night. Hmmm…my girlfriend will be thrilled, I am guessing. (although, she is a Bertuzzi fan…and they are up first)!


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