Watching the Leafs game at Jack Astor’s, I must’ve been the only person there that wasn’t cheering when Reimer made that sick toe save or when Bozak and MacArthur scored breakaway goals.
When you think about it, had Bergeron buried that, the Leafs would probably have lost. This save put the Bruins on the power-play, where Bozak scored a short-handed breakaway goal. And if the second period ended 1-0 in favour of the Bruins, who knows what would have happened in the third.
And considering Toronto is not the centre of the universe (I know, shocking), there were three other games last night. Not that Jack Astor’s cared though, considering I waited patiently for them to put the Caps and Rangers game on. It never happened so I peaced it.
But here IS what happened last night.
1.) Will we see a repeat?
I’m just gonna throw this out there right now, but we could see our first Stanley Cup repeat since the Detroit Red Wings did it in 98′. The Kings are just so dominant, and last night took out the St. Louis Blues in six games after the Blues stormed out of the gates with a 2-0 lead. That may have awoken the beast, because the Kings won four straight after that, and the Blues, many could argue, were the team that could beat Los Angeles.
And if we do see a back-to-back Stanley Cup performance from the Kings, we’ll have to see something a bit like this:
If this does happen, I can guarantee you that I will not be the only person yelling “fuck!” as I chuck my remote at the TV.
2.) Just a little bit of creativity.
If you were watching the Leafs and Bruins game last night, you probably left your couch/bar stool/table with skid marks after Grabovski got a bit creative.
He was behind the net, and must’ve had an ear-piece with Pavel Datsyuk on the other end, because what he did was Datsyukian. He had the nerve, in an elimination game against the big bad Bruins, to flip the puck up and over Tuukka Rask and try to bat the puck in out of the air. If that doesn’t give the guy big cahones’ then I don’t know what does.
Grabovski’s insane. Not even a talent comment, so much, as a general one.
— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) May 10, 2013
Him and Datsyuk must have been talking, because not too long after, the magician himself, worked a little magic of his own on the Ducks’ defence.
3.) Ovechkin has been invisible, but that’s okay, cause the Caps are still winning…at home.
After scoring his teams first goal of the series on a power-play in game one, and assisting on a Mike Green overtime winner in game two, Alex Ovechkin is nowhere to be seen.
This years Rocket Richard winner, Ted Lindsay nominee and Hart nominee was on a torrid pace at the end of the season, scoring 22 in 21, but has been a non-factor in this series so far. Much of this, is thanks to the D-pairing of Ryan Mcdonagh and Daniel Girardi. They have shut down Ovechkin so far with Mcdonagh’s unbelievable skating ability and Girardi’s stay-at-home style.
Another reason why he’s been dormant throughout the series could be because his fiancee was in Madrid, and is now in Rome playing tennis. But if the Caps should prevail, hopefully she’ll be in the crowd in the second round.
4am … airport 😔, what’s going on?! #Rome is next, that’s what I know!
— Maria Kirilenko (@mkirilenko) May 10, 2013
As long as the Capitals are winning at home, Ovechkin probably isn’t too worried, because unless he faces Boston in the next round, he’ll have more space on the ice to score some goals.
And Johnny T and the Isles look to force a game seven in Pittsburgh tonight. Let’s hope they do.