The Washington Capitals have taken a three game to two lead in the best of seven Eastern Conference quarter final round against the Boston Bruins. The Capitals scored two goals in a 1:30 span in a scoreless game in the second period. Boston scored two quick goals three minutes later and tied the game. The game entered the third period 2-2 until the Caps went up 3-2. Boston then tied it. The Caps scored a power play goal with about a minute thirty left in the game. Washington and Boston play tomorrow afternoon at the Verizon Center in DC at 3pm on NBC.
After going down 0-3 to Philly, Pittsburgh beat the Flyers 10-3 and 3-2 successively. They will play tomorrow in Philadelphia at noon on NBC. A Flyers win eliminates the Pens; a Pen’s win forces a seventh game in Pittsburgh. I will venture to say that if the Penguins win tomorrow, not only will they win the series, but I think they will go all the way and win the cup. They are starting to gell.
New Jersey and Florida are knotted at two games apiece, and the Rangers are even with Ottawa 2-2. Both series resume tonight. In the Western Conference, the Nashville Preditors became the first team to advance by beating the Detroit Redwings four games to one. The LA Kings are up three games to one over the Western Conference finalist Vancouver Canucks. LA can put them away tomorrow night in British Columbia. In other first round action, the St. Louis Blues lead the San Jose Sharks 3-1, and Phoenix Coyotes lead the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1.
SIDE: The NBC Sport Network has had the most comprehensive NHL playoff coverage that I am aware of. They have enlisted NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and the NHL Network. They have shown upwards to four games a night. This Saturday, they are listed to show five games. Since I intend to watch ALL five games, it will be a personal sports record for sports watching in a single day. Because of the great coverage of the NBC Sports coverage, I will have watched all or most of 31 games through Saturday night. GOD I LOVE PLAYOFF HOCKEY!!!!!!