West Qualifying Round and Round Robin Game Thread

cshea

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5. Edmonton vs. 12 Chicago
6. Nashville vs. 11. Arizona
7. Vancouver vs. 10. Minnesota
8. Calgary vs. 9. Winnipeg

St. Louis, Colorado, Las Vegas, Dallas
 

tmracht

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The body language of the goalie after is great. It’s like “WTF you want me to do here”.
Yep as a goalie that would be my reaction. No look snipe isn't something you're expecting there.
 

Greg29fan

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Chicago would have never made the playoffs, so they were given a reprieve from the league when they came up with this system and are taking advantage of it, and got a great draw against a bad Edmonton d/goalie combo.
 

kenneycb

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Very late but did the Eakin hit on Tkachuk look weak? Watched it with half an eye but looked like Matty felt and contact and garage saled it, leading to the Flames going up 3-1. Good for him but I didn’t live the call.
 

johnmd20

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One of the craziest goals in history for Arizona.

edit - seriously, that goal was seriously some JFK style magic bullet.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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Nashville....does not look good.

Arizona looks great.

I'm so confused.
Yotes are the one AZ team I have sort of adopted since moving to this infernal hell hole. They had injuries this year and even when healthy they were better than their record at the end. That said, over the course of 60 minutes today after a crappy first period the Preds were the better team and the final result was a bit against the run of play.

It was a great game though. One goal hockey games in the playoffs with the goalie pulled are more intense than anything else in sports. The last five minutes of that game was the closest thing I’ve had to a normal sports watching experience in five months.
 

AMcGhie

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The way they're "muting" the on-ice swears is by reversing the audio. That's why the on-ice sounds so jarbled all the time.
 

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LogansDad

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He only got a $5k fine for that? That might be the dirtiest thing I've seen this season, it deserves at least a few games. What a joke of a "punishment".
 

tmracht

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I get the max fine he could get is $5K, but that deserves more than a max value fine, that's 2 games minimum "playoffs" or not.
 

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I really want to root for Edmonton. McDavid, Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins and a bunch of other players are a ton of fun to watch.

I really dislike watching Zack Kassian play hockey, though. He's like Tom Wilson, except without any actual skill.