Two Fewer Teams

The Islanders and Wild are Eliminated

CAR 2 – NYI 1 OT, In a game where 71 SOG total were taken only two regulation goals were scored with the Hurricanes surviving a first-round goaltending duel that could have gone either way, unfortunately for Islanders fans…the dream is over.

FLA 7 – BOS 5, Who would have thought, currently in a series where most fans expected a possible sweep the historic Bruins are on the cusp of making Hockey history of the most dreaded kind.

Together Florida and Boston scored one dozen goals in last night’s game with the last one scored on a beautiful billiards bank shot from Mr. Reinhart for the Happy Net goal as the Panthers force a game seven.  

DAL 4 – MIN 1, The Stars’ offense was the eventual deciding factor as Minnesota opened the series by winning a double overtime game and gaining the split in Dallas, and taking a 2-1 series lead after winning their first home game but dropping game four and missing an opportunity to possibly advance.

The Dallas Stars scored four times in each of the last two games whereas the Minnesota Wild scored once in the third period of the last game to continue an eight-consecutive season stretch of not advancing past the first round.

COL 4 – SEA 1, Stanley Cup champions rise to certain occasions and in game six on the road facing elimination the Colorado Avalanche did just that after Seattle took the late first-period 1-0 lead evoking euphoria in most of their fans.

The Avalanche outshot the Kraken 14 to 4 and scored twice in the second to carry a 3-1 lead into the third period. And the 9 SOG taken by Seattle in the third period produced nothing offensively and one Happy Net goal later there is a 4-1 Colorado victory and game seven in Denver.

There are three elimination games tonight as Toronto, New Jersey, and Edmonton look to advance to the second round by winning on the road.

Author: Buffalo Winter


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