Okay, seriously, what the fuck? Almost all of us expected the Capitals to take the East in these playoffs. But last night, they were eliminated. In Game 7. In Round 1. By the Montreal Canadiens, who just barely got into the playoffs. Seriously, talk about an upset!
Now that the 1st round has ended, all the 2nd round matchups have been determined. Penguins take on the Habs, Bruins get the Flyers, Sharks get the Red Wings, and Canucks get the Blackhawks. The Sharks and Wings start their series tonight, while the Canucks and Hawks will start on Saturday. This looks like it could be another 2nd round to remember!
Links after the jump.
- Recaps of how exactly the Habs beat the Caps 2-1 last night. (NHL, Japer's Rink, Habs Eyes on the Prize)
- Just one game today: Sharks and Wings play Game 1 of the 2nd round. (NHL, Fear the Fin, Winging It In Motown)
- Looking at the Hart nominees. (Puck Daddy)
- Remembering the Phoenix Coyotes. Oh, and Shane Doan rises from the dead. (Puck Daddy)
- Kristen Reid reports with updates. (CanucksTV)
- Looking at our up-and-coming series. (Canucks, ESPN, Second City Hockey)
- Looking at the 2nd round in general. (THN, ESPN)
- Rumour has it that Steve Yzerman and Dave Nonis are on the short list for possible future Tampa Bay Lightning GM's.... (TSN)
- Another article about how Alexander Edler is valuable to us. This time, however, the article also glorifies Christian Ehrhoff instead of Sami Salo. (TSN)
- Even after a bitter loss last night, Brooks Laich is still able to be a gentleman. (Washington Post, h/t to splnwezel)
If you find any more links, throw them in the comments.