Back for another edition of your favorite and ONLY accurate Stanley Cupdate blog. You know the one where we actually watch the game and let you know what really happens not just highlights. It is nice to know that us Chavy Clickerbaiters are living rent free in the Mess Makers heads. Anyway, We had a great night of puck once again with two potential elimination games on tap. So here’s everything you might have missed last night and everything that’s not in that fraud Stevie Stats blog that hopefully you didn’t click on…
Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning- Game 5
Tampa had the chance to send the Bruins back to Boston in game 5. You knew it wouldn’t be easy though as the Bruins wouldn’t go down without a fight. We would go scoreless through the first period with the biggest thing happening being Nikita Kucherov taking a high stick from Chara. Kucherov returned for the second period for a short time and then we did not see him for the third period. Tampa would strike first just over four minutes into the second period as Ondrej Palat would tip one past Halak. A little later on in the second David Pastrnak would get a power play goal to tie the game at 1. The third period would be very tightly contested but with just over 7 minutes left Anthony Cirelli would break the tie and give Tampa a 2-1 lead. I’ll be the first to admit I thought it was over. But, David Krejci had other ideas. With less than three minutes left he would tie the game at 2 and send it to overtime. Nothing better than overtime playoff hockey am I right? The Bruins came out buzzing for the start of overtime. Clearly playing off the momentum from their late goal. But they weren’t able to capitalize and either were the Lightning so we would head to a second overtime. We wouldn’t get a marathon game here as Victor Hedman would put one past Halak and give the Lightning the 3-2 win and send Tampa to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tampa Wins Series 4-1
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche-Game 5
Being 100% honest with you guys because I am a noble man and would never try to trick people just to get clicks, I missed the first period of this game completely. In all fairness the overtime game was going on so can you really blame me? Anyway I know the Avalanche scored FIVE times in the first so there’s that and they took a 5-0 into the intermission. I missed most of the second period too due to the double overtime thriller in the first game. So I tuned in and this game was 5-2 with less than three minutes left in the second. The Stars had just scored and then boom less than a minute later the Avs get it right back and take a 6-2 lead into the third. Things got a little chippy this period as the game was pretty much well out of reach for the Stars. We had a few misconducts given out and some really good physical play. The Stars would get a goal back to make it a 6-3 game but that would be it as the Avalanche have lived to see another day and forced a game 6 on Wednesday night.
Dallas Stars lead series 3-2