NHL Playoffs: May 5th Preview

Hey guys, I was just thinking of doing a Blog series based around the NHL playoffs. If all goes well, I'll have a full preview of all three series remaining. Obviously the semi-finals have started, and I don't have a lot of time right now to do a full preview of the Game Three doubleheader tomorrow, so here's a short excerpt of what the final may look like. Feedback is appreciated!

Big night in NHL playoffs tomorrow night, featuring Washington vs Tampa Bay, and Vancouver vs Nashville. Both games will be interesting to watch the way their series has played out so far, with Nashville earning a split on the road against the President Trophy winning Canucks and the underdog Tampa Bay returning home with a surprising 2-0 series lead.

Dwayne Roloson will look to continue his trademark strong playoff performance. Roloson is not a stranger to elevating his performance, after his Conn Smythe deserving playoff run with Oilers in 2005-2006. The 41 year old is showing no age, boasting an impressive .947% save percentage, and will look to extend his 5 game playoff win streak tomorrow night.

He does not mess about...

FratasticVoyage's picture

This is a great article, but let's focus on the real story of greatness: Tim Thomas gets 52 saves to help the Bruins win in Overtime to put the Bs up 2-0 against the Flyers

iWINuFAIL's picture

Despite the fact that Detroit can't seem to catch a break vs. San Jose, I think Jimmy Howard deserves serious praise for the work he's done against SJ's line.

Semblance's picture

With the way Thomas has been playing throughout the season, his performance last night isn't even worth mentioning because that stellar play is becoming standard for him. 

Howard has definitely done a great job this year. Initially, he was slated as a stop-gap goaltender and was no more of a solution to the Red Wing's goaltending, obviously their Achille's Ankle, but has solidifyed his spot on the Red Wings as their number one goalie. The lineup in front of him has to do a better job of defending him though as he's been snow showered after every puck he freezes.

pfro's picture

Dallas Stars! What? What do you mean there not in it?

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