Easter Sunday provided four NHL playoff games for your viewing pleasure with two series being tied up and the other two seeing the winning teams taking commanding leads in their best of seven series.
The Philadelphia Flyers were able to have a strong comeback after trailing 2-1 after the first period to avoid falling down 2-0 in their series with the New York Rangers as four different Flyers scored goals in the team’s 4-2 win. Goalie Ray Emery fared much better than in Game 1 and made 31 saves.
Here are the highlights from Game 2 courtesy of the NHL YouTube page.
The President’s Trophy winning Boston Bruins were able to even up their series with the Detroit Red Wings after losing the series opener late in the third period to a Pavel Datsyul goal. Tuukka Rask came up large with 34 saves in the 4-1 win.
Here are the highlights as the series heads to Detroit for the next two games with the series tied at 1.
The third of three series’ in the Eastern Conference saw the Montreal Canadiens continue their domination of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they took a commanding 3-0 series lead. Rene Bourque scored his third goal in the series as the Lightning haven’t been themselves with star goalie Ben Bishop out with injury.
The only Western Conference game was a blowout as the San Jose Sharks scored seven unanswered goals as Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings had no answer for the Sharks offensive attack as seven different players scored for San Jose. The series now shifts to L.A. where the Kings face a 2-0 deficit in the series.