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.
We haven’t yet seen how the San Jose Sharks or the NHLPA are reacting to the league’s hammer-dropping decision to punish Torres for his Torres-like hit on Jakob Silfverberg, but Jason Demers decided to put in a good word for Torres tonight.
As Haggerty notes, that move is retroactive to Sept. 24, so his status really just opens up options for the Bruins.
Still … it’s a little unsettling, isn’t it?
The Bruins likely realize that they need to transition away from their generational behemoth, but last season provided a stark suggestion that may not be ready yet. Trading Dougie Hamilton and losing Dennis Seidenberg to injury only make them more dependent on the towering 38-year-old.
This isn’t really something to panic about, yet it might leave a few extra seats open on the Bruins’ bandwagon.