Yesterday was definitely not a day of rest in the NHL. Somewhere between the brawls and cheap shots hockey was played; two teams are now threatening a sweep while goalies are standing on their heads. Here’s Sunday in review:
Nashville takes the lead
With 41 saves, Pekka Rinne held off Detroit and lifted Nashville to a 3-2 victory. All three games of this Western Conference match-up have shared the same score. The Preds took game three in Detroit and now lead the series two to one. The teams meet again on Thursday.
Broad Street beats Pens
No, it wasn’t HBO’s Spartacus. It was Philly/Pittsburgh’s blood-bath game three. After the gloves cleared, Flyer’s came out on-top 8-4. Philadelphia takes a commanding 3-0 series lead on the unglued Penguins. Flyers will look to complete the sweep over the heavily favoured Pens on Wednesday in Philly.
Florida wins at home
For the first time in 15 years, the Panthers won a playoff game and tie the series with New Jersey at ones. Florida’s last postseason victory came in 1997 over the Rangers. The Panther’s 4-2 win take them back to New Jersey for game 3 on Tuesday.
LA up 3 games
Jonathan Quick just can’t be beat. With 41 saves and his second career postseason shutout, Quick helped the Kings’ over Vancouver 1-0. Even a goalie change from Roberto Luongo to Cory Schneider couldn’t help the tumbling Canucks who just can’t get goals past LA. The Presidents’ Trophy winners are on the verge of being eliminated Wednesday night.