Well - in our return to the Stanley Cup playoffs - so far Canadian teams are 0 for 4 with the Leafs OT loss tonight to the Caps. Can the Flames break through?


And with Calgary's loss make it 0 - 5 for Canadian teams. Ouch!


A much better night for Canadian teams.

A bit of a miracle for the Habs - tying the game with just 18 seconds left and winning in OT 4 -3 to even the series with the Rangers.

The Oilers shutout the Sharks 2 - 0 to even their series.

The Pens beat the Blue Jackets again tonight 4 - 1 to lead their series 2 - 0 and the Blues won their second straight on the road in Minny - tonight 2-1 to take a stanglehold on their series heading home for Game 3.

Saturday's schedule
Boston (who won Game 1) at Ottawa on NBC and Sportsnet at 3:00PM ET
Leafs at Washington (who won Game 1) on CBC at 7:00PM ET
Nashville (who upset the Hawks in Game 1) at Chicago on NBC and Sportsnet at 8:00PM ET
Calgary @ Anaheim (who won Game 1) on CBC at 10:00PM ET.


The Habs totally dominated the OT period. Why can't they play like that every period?


Sens just picked up an OT winner. Canada is on a roll.
C'mon Leafs & Flames!


Leafs pull out a win. Just need the Flames to complete the Canadian sweep of game 2s

Lyle B. Style

For a moment I thought the Leafs were a reincarnation of the Winnipeg Jets of 3 years ago - a team that won their spot on the last day, boy were they on a roll - but quickly reverted to form - leading the Anaheim Mitty Ducks in the first 3 games before reverting to form, going into useless defensive shells that couldn't survive the shot-pelting the Ducks threw at them.

But Toronto is different - Freddy Anderson, while no Jacques Plante isn't a human 5-hole like Ondrej Pavelec. Leafs also have some front-line players who are standing up to Ovechkin and others. Jets had Lazy-Boy Ladd and a bunch of pad-thumpers.

Leafs also have the best bench coach in hockey - Jets had the always over-thinking Paul Maurice!


Well - with the exception of the Flames - the Canadian teams have roared back with the Sens, Habs, Leafs and Oilers all now up 2-1 in their series. But now comes the hard part. Winning two more games in each series.

And what the heck is up with the Hawks.  Blowing a two goal third period lead last night to the Preds and then losing in OT - now down 3 - 0 with Game 4 in Nashville. They've only scored 2 goals through three games in the series.


Calgary, Chicago and Columbus have all been eliminated.

Ottawa can eliminate Boston tonight to become the first Canadian team to move to round 2.

Lyle B. Style

Imagine - Edmonton and Ottawa might be the Canadian representatives at the NHL 2nd round table!!!

The Leafs are in tough w/ Washington - love them or hate them the Caps are a class or class and a half higher than the feisty but under-powered Leafs! Biggest advantage is Babcock being a superior coach to Edward G. Robinson (Trotz)

Montreal thrives on adversity so while most media mopes will write them off going to New York for Game 6, down 3-2 this is exactly where the Habs get down 'n dirty. Only problem is they won't get preferential reffing - so long as Bettman is in the chair. Dr. Oz (Pacioretty) will have to start potting goals in order to advance.

Slightly better TV so far than watching Whifftista & Rooster Martin continue to desecrate the art of batting!  :cowboy:


Canadiens gonzo, Lundquist and the Rangers too much for the Habs. Pacioretty didn't come through for the Haps and Price was average.
"Canadian football does in fact have 4 downs, its just that as Canadians we are very polite and punt on the third down" -John Candy, SCTV

Lyle B. Style

Quote from: "Aerial"
Canadiens gonzo, Lundquist and the Rangers too much for the Habs. Pacioretty didn't come through for the Haps and Price was average.

Rangers had their moment in the sun, they should return to normal (putrid) the next round - but if King Lundy can retain his magic - they could go deep!

Leafs should be pushed off the map this evening - no matter how much Old Grapester backs Kadri's check on Ovenchicken..... Babcock's coaching magic can only go so far - and it won't be to Round 2.

Ottawa vs. Boston is the classic series - nobody knows how this torrid series will end. Suspect B's extend it to 7 - but then, who knows?

Habtown is electric with calls to lynch GM & Dr. Oz (Pacioretty) for poor performance. Pukay Subban still alive 'n kickin' while Mr. Webber started looking old in NYR series.

Trade Price? Lots of Hab regulars want some return - and some scoring spark to their pad-thumping roster. Winnipeg Jets fans would be over-joyed and orgasmic simply bowing out in a first round playoff series (2 or 3 home games guaranteed to pretend they're contenders)

But not Montreal. Wonder what Price could draw in terms of trade value?

Winnipeg needs a goaler as much as any team but the Jets are stubborn cusses - particularly the GM and owner - only value Jets have to offer (besides their blue-chippers Laine, Schiefele & Trouba) are pad-thumping mopes like Wheeler, Old Mr. Little & The Ultimate Floater, Dustin "Puffkin" Byfuglien.

If I could pry Price out of Habland I'd want Little, Wheeler & Conman Hellybuyck for Price. Habs would probably want Jets 1st round (11th overall) draft pick to boot, so that would be enough to scare the rabbit-like Jets GM off.

Other teams that could use a goalie like Price (#1 in world)
Los Angeles

Somebody is gonna up the ante for Price. Won't be the Jets btw. :cowboy:


The Habs won't trade Price, that is just wishful
thinking, but I would get rid of Benn, as he was the reason why Zuccarello scored twice. Montreal needs another scorer, and power forward. They have too many small forwards, who can easily be pushed out of the way. Montreal needs to make a solid offer to Radulov, he was, by far, their best player.


Bye bye Leafs, at least your are the last team eliminated in the first round!!! :rockin:  :rockin:  :rockin:  :wink:


To be fair though, and I'm not a Leafs fan, the Caps are a much better team but didn't look all that much better really, just enough to get past the Leafs.

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