We're guessing the Devils fans among us will be pretty sour at the way the Devils game ended. Marty Brodeur was bumped outside the crease and Carolina's Jussi Jokinen scored on a tip of a Dennis Seidenberg shot with .2 seconds left to beat New Jersey 4-3. No, not 2 seconds left, .2 seconds left. The NHL has a mess on it's hands. If they come out and explain Brodeur was out of the crease some goalie at some point is going to get murdered playing a puck behind the net or outside the crease. Hey, the NHL has to decide, either Carolina scored a tainted goal or goalies are fair game. Not a good place to be if you're Gary Bettman.
In other hockey news the Red Wings continued their steamrolling of the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight in Columbus 4-1. Henrik Zetterberg had two markers for Detroit who showed the Blue Jackets and their fans that yes, the Red Wings are a physical team quite capable of grinding opponents bones to make their bread.
RJ Umberger, meet Brad Stuart
Umberger as some of you hardcore hockey fans will recall has a history of getting blown up in the playoffs. Here we see then Buffalo Sabre Brian Campbell work his magic. The Sabres legendary Rick Jeanneret with the call...
A Red Wings fan threw an octopus on the ice at Nationwide Arena and to that fan we say "Job well done". No reason their ice should be a virgin any longer. You play the Red Wings, your ice will soon see an octopus on it. Welcome to the NHL Playoffs Columbus. It wasn't boiled either, it was the slimy nasty kind that splat and stick and leave a mark. Luckily it was after the game was in hand.
Remember when Chris Osgood was going to cost the Red Wings any chance to win the cup? Yeah, about that, he's 3-0 with a .970 save % and has allowed 2 goals on 78 shots.
Pittsburgh went up 3-1 on the hapless Flyers, while currently St. Louis is thus far refusing to go quietly into the NHL elimination night tied 2-2 with Vancouver late in the third period. San Jose tries to avoid a ghastly opening round embarrassment to the Ducks tonight with a 1-0 score for the Sharks early in Anaheim tonight. San Jose managed to lose both games at home to the Ducks to start the playoffs.
OLD TIME HOCKEY with Stu Grimson, the Grim Reaper!
Time for Jersey City, After Dark