The first day of the 2012 Playoffs certainly lived up to expectations. We had a big comeback win for Philadelphia, the Kings’ pulled off a huge upset against Vancouver, and Nashville held on in a tight matchup against Detroit. But which plays were the most impressive on Wednesday? I attempted to pick out the two best highlights of the night and I’m asking you which you think was superior: Pekka Rinne’s incredible sequence against Detroit or Jonathan Quick’s critical toe save versus Vancouver?
You can review both of the highlights below before voting.
Think I picked the wrong clips? Let me know what goal, save, or hit was the most impressive in your mind.
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That’s a clear sign that “The Flower” is healthy enough to play, as Murray would be an injury or a coach’s pull away from giving up the net to Fleury. (One would assume.)
Murray has been fantastic for the most part since taking over for Jeff Zatkoff during this postseason, yet you know how the playoffs can be; people may clamor for Fleury after a loss even if it’s not really Murray’s fault.
How long Murray keeps that job now that Fleury is healthy is the question.
Ever since the NHL kept obstruction in check and thus placed a greater emphasis on speed and skill, we’ve seen some fascinating Calder Trophy debates. This 2015-16 season may present the toughest call in recent memory.
The league named the three finalists on Monday, and even that couldn’t have been easy. They are Edmonton Oilers wunderkind Connor McDavid, breakout Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and high-scoring Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin.