Well, it's gameday again. Saturday night's effort would be amazing to have again, especially since the Blackhawks will definitely not be playing that way again. There was nothing to complain about for Saturday night..... okay, maybe Alexander Edler can stop taking so many bloody penalties, that was annoying as hell. Other than that, the Canucks had a fabulous night. If they can try to replicate that, and stay out of the box, then they'll be able to fight off the reinvigorated Hawks. Will the Canucks take a 2-0 series lead back to GM Place, or will the Hawks retie it all? Game starts at 6:00 pm PST tonight.
Links after the jump.
- Jaroslav Halak and the defencemen in front of him were amazing as the Canadiens shut down the Penguins 3-1 yesterday to retie the series. (NHL, Pensburgh, Habs Eyes on the Prize)
- Joe Thornton finally contributed by getting the game-winner as the Sharks edged the Red Wings 4-3 to grab a 2-0 series lead. (NHL, Fear The Fin, Winging It In Motown)
- One other game today: Bruins host Flyers for Game 2 of their series at 4:00 pm PST. (NHL, Stanley Cup of Chowder, Broad Street Hockey)
- Previews for our Game 2. (NHL,Yahoo, TSN, Canucks, more will come later)
- Hawks need to play with more smarts and more heart. (NHL)
- Hey look, more Americans are noticing the NHL playoffs.... (Yahoo)
- That was some lousy officiating at the Shark Tank last night. (Puck Daddy)
- Oh lovely, another out-of-control Canucks fan.... (Chicago Sun-Times, h/t to Yankee)
- Some brave Canucks fans at a Cubs game. (Nucks Misconduct, h/t to Yankee again)
- Apparently, there's a big flood in Nashville right now, and the Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators, has about an ankle deep of water inside it right now. Good thing the Preds aren't in the playoffs right now..... (Nashville Scene, via Kukla's Korner on Twitter)
Pretty quiet morning for non-recap/preview links, so if you anything else, throw them in the comments.