These Stanley Cup Playoffs are chaotic; evil or good depends upon your vantage point. Last night was the final game of the first round, another series that went to Game 7 and multiple overtimes to determine the winner, the Carolina Hurricanes.
With the Capitals out, that leaves the Bruins as the top seed in the East and with potential to have few dangerous obstacles. By no means am I suggesting that the Bruins won’t have a workload nor that any of the remaining teams are pushovers, but rather with Braden Holtby out of the playoffs, the Bruins chances to return to the Final are much better than they were yesterday morning.
This series against Columbus looks to be fun and physical.These teams met up three times this season, each time after the trade deadline so there should be few surprises. Even though the B’s won the season series 2-1, the one game they lost was a blow out, 7-4. So, that memory should keep the B’s on their toes.
Supposedly, we can make new brackets for the Second Chance Bracket. I guess there was so much chaos that the NHL decided to be nice to us. Presumably, we have to do them by 7pm tonight. I have no particular insight as to how to complete one. If I figure it out, or if anyone does, we’ll share that info here.