So, quickly, WTF happened in round 2? Well, I was wrong on all accounts is what happened. San Jose vs Detroit, the Sharks are showing the can finally elevate their game in post, yes JoeyT too. Vancouver and Chicago, hate to say it but hang the bulk of that around Luongo. He gives up too many rebounds and a goalie as team captain is a very bad idea ESP when the goalie isn’t performing well.
In the East, Pittsburgh just couldn’t solve Halak, as the Caps found out 7 games earlier. And the Pens just kinda choked it in game 7, big time. Even bigger choke, Boston had a 3 - 0 series lead on Philly and lost it, and had a 3 - 0 goal lead midway through the first period of game seven and lost it, losing 4 - 3 and the series.
To recap, in the west, the top two seeds advanced and in the East the 7th and 8th seeds did.
I’m not much a fan of any of the remaining teams, especially in the East, so I’m not caring so much about these playoffs anymore. That said, predictions:
philadelphia flyers vs montreal canadiens: Canadiens, with a hot goalie and the Camel will put out Philly in 5
San Jose sharks vs Chicago blackhawks: San Jose is going to machine their way through this in 5, and go on to win the cup.