Conference Finals

MiracleOfO2704

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Also, we’re 12 completed games and 2 in progress in the two winter sports’ conference finals, and we’re dangerously close to the losing teams putting up a doughnut. I wonder if that’s ever happened.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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Myt1

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This is why it’s so frustrating being a hockey fan. And also why it’s so crazily fun. I mean… this Florida team sure looks like a “team of destiny”. Tkachuk is playing like the best player in the world. The Bruins don’t appear to be the only team unable to stop him.

If it wasn’t for the fact that the Bruins should have won that first round series, the Panthers would be a really fun story for me to root for.
It’s still pretty fucking awesome. Good for them.
 

NYCSox

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It’s still pretty fucking awesome. Good for them.
I'm not sure I've ever seen a run like this. Take out teams 1 (league record setter), 2 and 4 in the east (and overall in the league) with team 1 in the west (and tied 4 overall) coming up.

It's crazy.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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Carolina scores a very Panthers goal. That is how you beat Bob. Pucks coming out from behind him.

Florida missed a chippy to make it 4-2 a few minutes earlier. Let’s put a sticky on that and see if it’s a turning point.
 

DeadlySplitter

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Outshot 39-24 and win again. Someone should compile statistically hwo stupid this run has been.

Since looking feeble against hte Bruins at home in games 3-4, they are 11-1.
 

scottyno

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Bs scored 17 goals on Bob in 4+ games. Since then he's given up 16 goals in 9 games, including however many overtimes, and is 8-1. Ridiculous
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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I can’t recall anything like this Panther’s team.
On the plus side of variance with a hot keeper, but you know what? They outwork you. Hockey more than the other three sports is one where you can overcome a lot by just getting in the fucking corners and digging and grinding.

But Bob is the difference.
 

barclay

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I'm just glad I'm not a Carolina fan. Thats a mighty big meatball to have to swallow.
 

LogansDad

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Bs scored 17 goals on Bob in 4+ games. Since then he's given up 16 goals in 9 games, including however many overtimes, and is 8-1. Ridiculous
Didn't they score most of those goals on the Panthers other goalie? Florida got hot after making the GASP goalie change!!!
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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That clinched a playoff spot for Florida. They could have clinched a spot by winning Game 82 if they needed it.
Yeah, if the Panthers had needed a point in that last game I don’t know if I bet against them given what we have seen.
 

Ale Xander

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Carolina won 4-0 on Jan 1, and 6-4 in the regular season finale. (and won both in preseason)
 

scottyno

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Didn't they score most of those goals on the Panthers other goalie? Florida got hot after making the GASP goalie change!!!
Lyon gave up 9 in 2+ games before getting benched. Florida itself got hot, but Bob really wasn't that good in the series