Four of the first seven playoff games have gone to overtime and no team has won by more than two goals. There have been plenty of heroics already, but which of Thursday’s plays were the most impressive? I selected what I feel are the two best highlights from Day 2 of the postseason and I’m asking you to vote for your favorite. Is it Chris Kelly launching a rocket shot that ended the Bruins-Capitals game in overtime or Marian Gaborik maneuvering to the Senators crease and putting one past Craig Anderson? Before you vote, you can view both highlights below:
Think I picked the wrong clips? Let me know what goal, save, or hit was the most impressive in your mind.
Video: Kings, Kopitar exploit Edler’s gaffe for OT win vs. Canucks
As of this writing, this win places Minnesota in the last wild card spot, and they’re close to elbowing in on the Chicago Blackhawks (who own a standings point advantage, but have played two more games so far in 2015-16).
Jeremy Roenick labels this 2-1 win as a “team win” for Minnesota, and it showed on that 2-1 goal, as the Wild showed off some picture-perfect passing and a willingness to crash the net for rebounds.
Let’s face it, though; Devan Dubnyk deserves plenty of credit, too.
It won’t be easy in the Central Division, and things may get heated again. Still, this is the sort of win that may just help Minnesota build up some confidence.
Hey look: Flyers reel off three straight wins for first time in 2015-16
Sure, it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns – Radko Gudas might have gotten himself into some trouble, for instance – yet this is still a nice sign of life for a team expected to finish in the draft lottery.
If that fails … hey, the future may require shades.