NEWC - The Semis

Strike4

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I watched the YouTube highlights which usually alternate pretty well between goals/chances for each team. For last night's VGK-Habs game all the highlights from the middle of the second period to near the end of the third period were VGK highlights.
 

burstnbloom

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I'm careful to draw too many conclusions after game 1 after bruins v isles game 1 and colorado v vegas game 1, but lol the north is trash. That's going to be a quick series, I think.
 

Greg29fan

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The Islanders have gotten an extremely favorable run from the stripes throughout the playoffs.
 

Ale Xander

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F larry Robinson with a dirty spoon but Hedman better not get ahead of Bobby
 

Cotillion

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The Islanders have gotten an extremely favorable run from the stripes throughout the playoffs.
Now seeing some of the highlights looks like the Refs have decided the run is over... the Stamkos interference penalty was a joke considering what didn't get called in the Bruins series vs the Islanders... and loved that there were 6 Tampa guys fully on the ice (7 sort of) for one of the Lightning goals...
 

kenneycb

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If you watched the game you would have seen Tampa carrying play absent a couple of missed calls from the refs. Including a bullshit interference call that led to the Isles first goal.
 

Cotillion

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If you watched the game you would have seen Tampa carrying play absent a couple of missed calls from the refs. Including a bullshit interference call that led to the Isles first goal.
Not sure what the point of this is... I am saying I find it rich to watch the Islanders complaining about non-calls. And yes I saw the bullshit penalty on the lightning player getting crosschecked into the Islanders goalie. I guess the Islanders thought after that play it was going to be like the Bruins series all over again where they could get away with stuff.
 

kenneycb

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The refs played a minor role in the Isles winning or losing. Claiming the refs had a material impact is missing the fact that the Lightning killed the Isles until their push in the last 5 minutes.
 

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Anyone know what the deal is with Petry's eyes? Both have some serious blood vessel breakage (or what appears to be).
 

54thMA

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Tampa scores the go ahead goal on the PP thanks to a ticky tack interference call; between that and the goal they scored the other night with 14 players on the ice, Trotz must be furious.

Too fucking bad, looks like the horseshoe fell out a series too late for the Bruins.
 

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Tampa scores the go ahead goal on the PP thanks to a ticky tack interference call; between that and the goal they scored the other night with 14 players on the ice, Trotz must be furious.

Too fucking bad, looks like the horseshoe fell out a series too late for the Bruins.
As much as I dislike Tampa, it was nice to see one of those ping pong fluke goals on a power play that was the result of a soft call go against the Islanders for once. They’ve gotten a ton of puck luck and favorable officiating in these playoffs.
 

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As much as I dislike Tampa, it was nice to see one of those ping pong fluke goals on a power play that was the result of a soft call go against the Islanders for once. They’ve gotten a ton of puck luck and favorable officiating in these playoffs.
Did you see the Islanders goal?

The Tampa defenseman instead of clearing the puck appeared to try to feed it to the goalie and it ping ponged around and got knocked into the net, so the Islanders puck luck is not quite dead yet, but your overall point is spot on.
 

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Did you see the Islanders goal?

The Tampa defenseman instead of clearing the puck appeared to try to feed it to the goalie and it ping ponged around and got knocked into the net, so the Islanders puck luck is not quite dead yet, but your overall point is spot on.
No I turned it on right as Tampa was going on the PP that they eventually scored on.
 

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I'm confident Vegas will dig deep within their long and storied hockey tradition, summon the ghosts from their history of hockey glory and even the series up Sunday night.