Five quick thoughts on the action to come.
5) Will any of today’s five games live up to the playoff experience so far? We’ve had sixty plus minutes of balls to the wall action in each game and I don’t know how you top the back and forth flow of goals, hits and high tempo.
4) Will today be the day we see a blowout? Will one of the big guns in New Jersey, Chicago or Pittsburgh take to the ice and take over the game?
3) Does today mark our first visit to double overtime? We’ve had reasonably brief extra periods thus far, could we see a game hit triple overtime?
2) Did Chicago wear themselves down in the regular season or do they still have enough juice to overcome their division rivals?
1) Who’s moving their name to center stage on the post season awards list? Does Doughty dominate on D, will Ilya B or Ilya K be the guy talked about all day?
No sports post season can match the NHL for intensity.