April 13, 2007

Day 2 of the NHL playoffs

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey

Thank God there wasn’t another quadruple overtime game; I’m not sure if I would have been able to take it.

Kari Lehtonen dyes hair blue, lets in four goals. The thing is that his opponents, the Rangers, also wear blue; the Thrashers goalie should’ve done a little bit more homework on his opponent before updating his coif. With their 4-3 win in Atlanta, New York also became the first lower seed to take a game so far in the playoffs. The question is if anyone in New York cares with the Yankees and Mets hitting the field and the Knicks some how pushing for a playoff despite being run by Isiah. Yes everyone, that was an unprovoked Isiah Thomas shot.

Buffalo predictably beat the Islanders and did some damage to the legend of Wade Dubieliwicz in the process. The young goalie’s regular season success didn’t carry over to the playoffs and people in Long Island should be clamoring for Rick Dipietro to come back (the good news is he’s practicing).

Who would have thought the highest scoring game of the night would involve the New Jersey Devils? After defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3, Leafs fans must be wondering where that offense was on Sunday.

The West’s number one seed Detroit walked through Calgary’s defense with ease en route to a 4-1 win. Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff faced 46 shots in the loss. There isn’t much else to say except that when a guy named Valtteri Fillpupa scores the first goal on you, you’re better off calling it a night.

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