Every Which Way but (our) East - The Rest of the First Round

Greg29fan

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Plus I still cant find how the Canadian division team is going to be handled for the semis vs US based teams.
That's b/c it hasn't been announced yet. The NHL applied to the Canadian Health ministry for a travel exemption but haven't heard anything. If it fails the Canadian team will have to take up residence in a U.S. city and play their games there - the rumor was it'll be in Chicago.

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-deputy-commissioner-bill-daly-on-stanley-cup-playoffs/c-324554172
 

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That's b/c it hasn't been announced yet. The NHL applied to the Canadian Health ministry for a travel exemption but haven't heard anything. If it fails the Canadian team will have to take up residence in a U.S. city and play their games there - the rumor was it'll be in Chicago.

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-deputy-commissioner-bill-daly-on-stanley-cup-playoffs/c-324554172
which will be huge disadvantage if they are basically at a neutral site and the opponent has home games with 10-20k people
 

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What a horrible pass to give that away... do the Leafs start to get into their own head in the next game?
 

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The Nashville crowd is great, but also seems confused.

When your team is being outshot 12-2 in the period is not the time for an Ole-Ole-Ole chant.

And right on cue, Carolina ties it up because they angered the hockey gods...
 

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Such a quiet game 7 crowd... the curse of the Vegas "home" crowd... place should be rocking.. but I got confused a couple times as to who scored cause the crowd was quiet on some Knights goals...
 

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From what I heard Leafs dominated OT, but another horrible turnover in their own zone, resulting shot off a defenseman knuckled past Campbell
 

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Tomorrow's game 7 could finalize the matchup for the Bruins in the next round, if they are so fortunate to get there. The remaining teams are clustered in regular season points by division.

If the Leafs make the final four, Bruins would be 4th in the reseeding and face COL/VGK winner. If Habs win tomorrow or Jets win the next series, Bruins would be 3rd in the reseeding and face CAR/TB winner. Either way, no home ice.
 

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Leafs lose Muzzin for 3-weeks.

I think they win tonight but the meltdown if they choke this away will be epic.
 

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Tomorrow's game 7 could finalize the matchup for the Bruins in the next round, if they are so fortunate to get there. The remaining teams are clustered in regular season points by division.

If the Leafs make the final four, Bruins would be 4th in the reseeding and face COL/VGK winner. If Habs win tomorrow or Jets win the next series, Bruins would be 3rd in the reseeding and face CAR/TB winner. Either way, no home ice.
That is correct. So I think we are probably well advised to root for (1) other than Toronto and (2) Carolina over TB (duh).
 

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Its preposterous the NHL couldn't figure a way to stagger two hockey games on a holiday. Give the Bruins a 3pm start, and game 7 at 7:30. Its honestly like they aren't even trying.
 

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If the Leafs make the final four, Bruins would be 4th in the reseeding and face COL/VGK winner. If Habs win tomorrow or Jets win the next series, Bruins would be 3rd in the reseeding and face CAR/TB winner. Either way, no home ice.
I just want to note somewhere that a Bruins Canadiens Stanley Cup Final is still a possibility.
 

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Go habs go. You want to avoid Colorado until the finals. Besides if Montreal gets by Toronto I doubt they get by the jets and then there is ZERO chance they beat the avalanche. So we get an epic Toronto collapse AND a Montreal exit. Best of both worlds
 

Cotillion

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So... someone takes off their skate and tries to slice someone... gonna get two minute minor in a game 7?
 

cshea

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Everyone looks ready to shit their pants and are too afraid to make a mistake. Maybe trailing actually frees them up a bit.
 

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I can’t root for Montreal. The uniform alone makes me sick. Toronto has always been harmless since I laced up my Bobby Orr skates. Montreal has caused mucho heartbreak. May they lose painfully.
 

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Montreal once again looks like one of those annoying AF "playoff" teams a la their 2014 incarnation.