A Bit of Karma

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks dives to make a save against Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Canucks 7-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Okay, I think I owe an apology.  After the thrill of getting a 3-0 lead in the series, I was one of many Canucks fans who went overboard with calling the sweep before the game started.  As we were all reminded, karma is a fickle peach, and we all paid bitterly last night.
As for the game itself, that obviously didn't turn out right.  We all know that teams on the brink of elimination are hungrier for the win to extend the series.  Hell, we just did that 2 years in a row.  This time around, however, it was the Blackhawks who brought in that hunger to extend the series, and the Canucks just weren't up for it last night.  Let's just get back to Vancouver and finish off this series.  Oh wait, I have to work during tomorrow night's game.  FFFFUUUUUUUU-

Yesterday's results

Today's games

  • 4:00 pm PDT Capitals vs Rangers Game 4.  After pulling off a win at home in Game 3, the Rangers will look to keep the momentum going and tie up the series.  Viewable on Versus, TSN and RIS.
  • 4:00 Penguins vs Lightning Game 4.  This series seems to be evenly matched.  Must help when Sidney Crosby is still out and Steven Stamkos is cold.  Viewable on CBC and RDS.
  • 4:30 Flyers vs Sabres Game 4.  Buffalo would like to retie the series, while the Flyers would like to take a 3-1 series lead back to Philly for Friday.  Viewable on TSN2.
  • 5:30 Ducks vs Predators Game 4.  Oh right, I forgot, we're still at the point in the round where everyone is at a 2-1 series result.  For this series, the Predators would like to get the 3rd win in front of their home fans.  Viewable on TSN and RIS.
  • 7:30 Red Wings vs Coyotes Game 4.  Oh look, something different!  Detroit is poised to eliminate Phoenix tonight.  Can the Yotes survive?  Viewable on Versus, CBC, RDS, and a couple FS stations.

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