NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2020

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The Rangers didn't look good against the Isles and are looking pretty bad out of the gate against Carolina. This game is a bloodbath so far. As a Rangers fan, I'm terrified that we're not going to pull it together, since we can't string two passes together and skill guys are going out of their way to hit instead of play their game properly.

As a rangers fan myself - their defensive end is near impossible to watch. Looks like little kids soccer everyone puck watching and chasing. Quinn needs to figure that end out quickly.

First fight of the playoffs is 43 year old Justin Williams who gives Ryan Strome a bloody nose. I love hockey so much.

Get Angry, Bud!

I don't think I've ever seen so many penalties called in a postseason game. These refs are going to have the strongest arms in the world after this game and no saliva at all.

Dream finals for me would be Caps defeating the Avalanche (I took the Avs to win the West last time I was in Vegas at 4-1)

Go Canes. Nice win in the first game, hope we tighten the clamp on Monday. Our PK and PP look very very good right now. Trochek and Vatanen appear to be excellent deadline additions. Hope we get Dougie back, we'll be crazy deep on defense.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Overtime alert! These 5 vs 12 seed matchups are looking pesky

VB born, class of '14

Winnipeg might be in trouble depending on how serious the injury to Schiefele is. I only caught the replays of it, but that didn't look good.

Can any Pens fans offer insight on Jack Johnson? It seems every goal that is scored while he's on the ice is hyperanalyzed to find a way it was his fault. He was on the ice for two of the Habs' three goals yesterday. The first one he checked a guy who had the puck basically attached to his body, and the puck fell into the net. Then on the OT winner, Johnson was left and went to the corner towards the puck only for Schultz to run down there as well from his right position, and Johnson is being ridiculed for it.

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He played awful last season and the fans are upset with his play and huge salary. He's played okay this season but not up to his salary. I don't blame him for everything bad that happens but I'm pretty sure he blew the coverage in that 2007 VT vs bc game too

West Virginian by birth, Hokie by choice

Yeah, that was wild. That's about as heartbreaking as it gets if you're the Blues.

I was at the game where the previous record (0.2 seconds left) was set. I never thought I would see it broken.

Pretty cool.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Well....

Conference call on one monitor and live NHL Playoff Game on the other at noon in August.

Totally expected and normal at the beginning of the year

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Big oooofπŸ˜‚

The Army's on Ecstasy
So they say
I read all about it
In USA today
They stepped up urine testing
To make it go away
Because it's hard to kill the enemy
On ol' MDMA

Great to have hockey back. Go Avs.

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Svechnikov Hat Trick and the Canes absolutely bury the Rangers in Game 2. First postseason Hat Trick in Canes franchise history as well, and he's only 20 years old.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Kid is legit

VB born, class of '14

Rangers are not the same team as before the break. Just sloppy, rusty, and rudderless. Sad times for me.

My only comment is to say that I would not want to face the Flyers right now.

I have seen plenty of comments (from sports media in general) that the Bruins didn't bring any intensity in the game yesterday. Thats all well and good, but the game still mattered potentially for seeding. If the hottest team in hockey gets the 1 in the East, along with reseeding for the actual playoffs, I will take my chances. Flyers win the next 2 games they get that seed

Caps looking pretty underwhelming with no Carlson in the lineup tbh

VB born, class of '14

Bummer Caps. But hey, hockey's back!

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

The Caps looked like they had spent quarantine like they did the summer of 2018 during the first period. They were much better in the second, but their only two goals were kind of junk goals. Vasilevsky was unreal, so hopefully that's the best they face. I'm hoping we can get anything but the 4th seed to avoid the Pens in the first round. I'm not sure I can deal with that kind of stress immediately.

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You seem to be giving the Pens the pass already. Montreal isn't going quietly into that good night.

Without Carey Price, Montreal is down 2-0. I don't think a tendie can carry a 12th seed team past what the Pens have. I do hope I'm wrong though!

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Canes looked pretty darn good making quick work of the Rangers in that series. The Svechnikov-Aho-Teravainen line looks downright scary right now and both Mrazek and Reimer played excellent in net.

And now we should be getting Hamilton back for the next round.

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I do not like the Rangers, never have, never will

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Yeah, I actively root against them just so the Caps don't have to lose to them in seven games in the playoffs for a fourth time in my life time.

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Looks like the Canes are peaking at the perfect time again. The Caps will likely either get them or the Pens, and I think I want the Pens.

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