NHL Playoffs: Boos Rain Down in Tampa

  • The boos rained down on the Bolts at the end of the second. They deserved it. That was ugly.
  • So, 326 regular reason points mean squat if you can’t score in the postseason. I’m talking to you, Nikita Kucherov, Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos. Pointless in the playoffs. Spit.

  • Jarmo Kekalainen’s roll of the dice looks like a master strategy right now. Wow. Who cares what Matt Duchene did in the regular season?
  • The sound you hear is Sergei Bobrovsky’s next contract increasing. CHA-CHING.
  • Jordan Eberle’s backhand shelf was a beaut. He’s leading all playoff scorers. Somewhere, Connor McDavid is cringing.
  • You’re in big trouble when you lose on home ice. Just saying.
  • Nikita Kucherov got damn lucky. Frustration is one thing, but he could have hurt Markus Nutivaara. Great season, but that was pure jerk.
  • Vegas went 11-2 when scoring first in the playoffs last year. And it seems to be easy against Martin Jones.
  • Connor Hellebuyck looked shaky again. Oskar Sundqvist’s first goal had a significant odor. He has to tighten that up. Fast.
  • Colin Miller’s shortie was all on Erik Karlsson. WTF was that pass? You’re paid a lot of money to have puck awareness. Seriously. You redeemed yourself later that period, but c’mon.
  • Seth Jones and Zach Werenski might just be the best pairing in the NHL. Absolutely dominant.
  • Watch the Sharks and Knights if you can. Six goals in the first period. Supreme speed. It was like a feeding frenzy. That might be the wildest first period of the entire season. Wow.