Ok, apologies for the extremely scarce post (I promise to make up for this tonight). Yesterday was an awesome win for the Coyotes, taking it to Detroit in their own building and regaining home ice advantage in the series. It was bittersweet in that Captain Shane Doan sustained the dreaded "upper body injury" and did not return after his first shift in the 2nd period. But the team rallied around and scored some very pretty goals (that Petr Prucha goal was so Detroit-style, it was doubly sweet) and won the game handily. Ilya Bryzgalov looked his solid self in net especially towards the end of the third while weathering the storm.
LAST NIGHT'S NHL SCORES: PHX 4 - DET 2 (Phoenix leads series 2-1); NJ 2 - PHL 3 (OT) (Philadelphia leads series 2-1); PIT 4 - OTT 2 (Pittsburgh leads series 2-1); NSH 0 - CHI 2 (Series tied 1-1 - this marks the first time in NHL history that all 8 series have started 1-1); SJ 0 - COL 1 (Colorado leads series 2-1).
Some interesting notes about the other games...Dan Carcillo had the OT game winning goal for the Flyers and an assist on an earlier goal by Mike Richards...a very solid outing; San Jose outshot Colorado 51-17 in the game and the game winner was scored on a misdirected reverse by San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle...a rough loss for a team that already has some mental issues regarding the playoffs.
Here's some early morning whimsy, courtesy of Puck Daddy:
We'll be back tomorrow with lots more stuff. Use this thread as your open thread for discussions in the comments or to post links that you find. Thanks!