Friday, April 11, 2008

1 down, 15 to go.

The Montreal Canadiens opened their playoffs looking like the number one seed. They scored two early goals (one from each Kostitsyn) and held control throughout the game. They also outhit the Boston Bruins, which is something a bit new for the Canadiens, with the exception of Mike Komisarek (who is back from his injury) the team is not known for their checking prowress.

Kovalev who is still wearing the captain's "C" as Saku Koivu is sidelined with injury, didn't get on the scoresheet, but had a great game regardless. Carey Price playing in his first ever NHL playoffs was not very busy, this is one of the more difficult things for a goaltender as it is hard to stay in the game.

Montreal leads the series 1-0

Around the NHL the Ottawa Senators continued their sad demise on Wednesday, getting shut-out in yet another game. The only problem is, this is game one of the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins skated circles around the Senators and it wasn't only the young guys doing it. 42-year-old Gary Roberts scored 2 goals and basically challenged the entire Senators bench at the end of the game. This was only Roberts second game after missing half of a season with a broken leg. The teams face off again on Friday night. Pittsburgh leads the series 1-0

And in a shocker of a game, the Calgary Flames managed to pick off game one against the San Jose Sharks. The Flames scored two early goals and didn't look back. Not bad for a team that was written off by most!


The battle of Nova Scotia has definitely been entertaining. Game 3 boasted triple overtime with Halifax's Vorachuk playing the hero. The Mooseheads dropped game 4 as the desperate Screaming Eagles held on to their playoff hopes for one more day. Game 5 is in Halifax on Friday night.


Team Martin aka Team Canada is sitting pretty at 9-1 at the Men's World Championships. Playoffs and Finals are this weekend.

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