Tar Pitch to Oranges

Cats Control Canes

FLA 2 – CAR 1 OT Not since 1977 has the first two games of the NHL semifinals series begun with overtime and nearly 30 seasons since a player scored two overtime goals in the Conference Finals additionally Florida is now 6-0 in overtime with five of the victories on the road.

In the first period, Carolina did all it could, a new goalie, scored first, took 20 SOG, and had Florida’s first goal called back on an offsides review although they had one called back for the same reason the Hurricanes took the 1-0 lead into the second period.

Both teams combined for 31 SOG in the first period, 16 SOG in the second period, and 11 SOG in the third with each goaltender playing well over a .900 save percentage.

As both teams were committed to hitting and blocking with some glorious scoring chances for both sides it was a hooking call in the final frame that produced the overtime winning goal by Mr. Tkachuk.

The Western Conference Finals game two is an afternoon game in the desert between the Stars and Knights beginning at 3pm EST.

Author: Buffalo Winter


2 thoughts on “Tar Pitch to Oranges”

  1. I am beginning to think that the Panthers will end up taking the whole kit and caboodle once these Playoffs are over. While they have close scoring games, Florida somehow manages to pull off a win. I don’t know if it is due to them just being a harder working team or just a better comeback team or perhaps every time it just comes down to goalie vs goalie. I feel bad for Carolina being down now by 2 games in the series. They remind me of my team in some ways. I wonder if TV viewership numbers during these playoffs are high or have been slowly declining as teams are eliminated. I’ll have to try to look that up if I have time. Have a nice Sunday Buffalo Winter.

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    1. I can appreciate Mr. Andersen’s contributions to Carolina’s success and how well he played for Toronto.

      Mr. Bobrovsky is the difference maker, imho

      Thank you P_g, I had a nice Sunday and I hope yours was as well

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