Entertaining hockey at the very least. And very physical, nobody is allowed to play with puck without getting hit. Another great night of games with some shotty refing. Anyone catch the penalty at the beginning of the New Jersey / Florida game? Atrocious call! Pretty much fucked them from the get go to be down on a 4 minute PK, but I guess those are the types of calls you need to bounce back from to win games in the playoffs. Found myself switching to games based on commercials, all the games had their own value of entertainment for me. Watched the Vancouver game from start to finish and thought Jim Hughson bounced back nicely, wasn't unbearable to hear him. Some of the shit Craig Simpson was saying was ridiculous though. Lapierre clear dive when Doughty brushed the back of his jersey. "WOW NO PENALTY?" And him saying Schneider should start game 3. That is a big mistake if Canucks do that. The game would have been 6-1 without some of the saves he made.
I still think Vancouver is gonna take the series, it's not over until you're eliminated. They were very fortunate with some of those penalty calls imo. Can't keep blaming losing on not having Daniel, their other players have to start stepping up. Quick has been a damn wall and I think he still has a game to steal. King's best players have simply outplayed Vancouver's best players.
-I also don't think it's as big as an upset as people think. L.A. is a very good team with a fucking god in net. Their top 2 lines are extremely underrated and Richards is proving his worth. Doughty and Willie Mitchel are really solid on the back end as well. Daryl Sutter, on top of all this, is a great coach. He took a mediocre Calgary Flames team to the cup finals and arguably won it in 2004. Like I said before with Philadelphia, they're an amazing team also. They're basically running and gunning with the best offensive team in the league and schooling them at it. I understand the Crosby hate and I agree the media coverage he gets is ridiculous, but he's not overrated at all. Anyone who says that just isn't a fan of the guy. I personally don't like him as a person but he is an amazing player, his hockey sense and overall ability to make plays happen is incredible. Looking forward to a possible Philly / Boston 2nd round series though, not to look too far into the future!