Even though there are a few teams facing 2-0 deficits, if you ask me, there really is only one team in huge trouble at this stage of the playoffs: the Boston Bruins.
Don’t get me wrong, though, the Bruins can still find a way to make a comeback. Still, the thing that separates the Bruins from the other teams in two-game holes is that they lost both of their games at home. The B’s must win four out of the next five games, but the worst part is that they need at least two wins in Montreal. That won’t be easy in a hockey-mad market that will be calling for Zdeno Chara’s dehydrated head*.
Mike Milbury was once a player for the Bruins and also served as a head coach in the organization, so he has some added insight on his former team. Milbury discussed what the Bruins need to do to get back into this series, beyond getting Chara some Gatorade. Check out his thoughts in the video below.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger