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.
Penguins ride Murray’s masterpiece to 2-1 series lead vs. Capitals
First things first: Kris Letang might get suspended for Game 4 (if not for more than one game) thanks to this controversial check on Marcus Johansson.
Beyond that, there could be some bumps and bruises from this contest.
Bryan Rust left during the first period and didn’t return to the game after blocking a shot. Brian Dumoulin seemed shaken up after an Alex Ovechkin hit in the third period. The Capitals might have a player or two to look at, as well.
In other words, the Penguins could really lack for quality defensemen with Letang possibly suspended and possible injury absences for Dumoulin and Olli Maatta.
This series is living up to the hype … and really building up the hate.
Yes, NHL is reportedly looking at Letang’s hit on Johansson
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.