April 12, 2007

Wow, that took a while

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

While some may consider this update a bit late today, one should take into consideration what happened in the sporting world last night; namely, the Vancouver Canucks vs. the Dallas Stars. The game started at roughly 10 p.m. eastern standard time which equates to 7 p.m. pacific standard time as the game was played in Vancouver. While each team managed four goals a apiece during regulation, it took well into the fourth overtime for Henrik Sedin to finally score the deciding goal. The game ended at roughly 3:30 a.m. EST and was the sixth longest game ever played. I’m still tired.

In the games that didn’t cause me to lose sleep:

Sid the Kid was dealt his first playoff loss at the hands of the Ottawa Senators. Some one should tell the Sens to check their inbox for the memo about the NHL needing Crosby playing to sell him to the U.S. market. There’s also a memo in there that everyone hates the Senators too but they should already know that by now.

In the other long west coast game, the San Jose Sharks came through in the second overtime to deal the Predators a loss. It wasn’t all roses for the Sharks as they lost their top scorer Jonathon Cheechoo for what might be the rest of the playoffs. He has a MRI scheduled for his knee today to examine the extent of the injury that occurred in the second period in a collision with Nashville’s Scott Hartnell. This is could be a big blow for poolies everywhere.

The Minnesota Wild played a lot better than I thought they would and it wasn’t until the late third period when the Ducks managed to grab a lead and then held onto it. It’s exactly play like that makes me think I should have picked Anaheim in 5 instead of Anaheim in 4. Too late now I guess.

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