Game 7 open thread
Philadelphia @ Washington
Calgary @ San Jose
10 p.m. (HNIC)
Two Game 7s, back to back. It doesn't get much better than that for a hockey fan, does it?
The Capitals-Flyers series has been terrific, even with Philadelphia able to clamp down on Ovechkin (up until last night). These are two young teams that finished 14th and 15th in the conference last season and now need just one win to advance to Round 2 for the first time in years.
Washington hasn't won a playoff series in a decade; Philadelphia's last win was prelockout, in 2004 against the Maple Leafs.
The Sharks-Flames series has been what they always call "a war," with big hits and those tried and true "momentum swings." The teams that have already advanced in the West — Detroit, Dallas and Colorado (wait, is it 1998?) — are all hoping a battered team comes out of this one.
If you're lucky enough to have tonight off, grab a bucket of chicken and enjoy. It's not often you get 51/2 hours of hockey goodness like this.
And do note that 62 per cent of readers picked last night's winner correctly.
Your home for the games (email me your link):
Flamestown: The Battle of Alberta
Capitalville: Japers' Rink, On Frozen Blog
Sharkland: The Battle of California