2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs thread

i remember watching the flames vs the stars 

flames were 10 seconds away from a 3-1 lead dallas tied it and won that game 

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Yes yes yes Islanders!

They are way out in this series, but they’re still in it.

Varlamov stole this game.

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this is basically why Vegas lost. I don’t put any blame on their goalies, the offense by VGK was absent these playoffs

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Vegas definitely fell off. it could have been fatigued.

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VGK vs Stars series recap

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this graphic was before game 5, Khudobin now has 551 saves.

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in other news… Capitals hire new head coach

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Islanders have some tough odds to overcome!

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Last game was Tampa’s first OT loss in this postseason

Yup, Tampa is too fast and big for the Isles’ forwards or defense and they’ve executed their attacks perfectly.

The islanders’s team defense has been their biggest strength, but Tampa has them running around in their own end for most of each game. Some of the long islands steadier defenseman, like Toews and Mayfield, have been just throwing the puck haphazardly out of the zone when under any kind of pressure. They’re shook, understandably. But, it’s infuriating to watch as a fan.

The Islanders losing cizikas is a huge problem for them. They don’t have a viable fourth centerman to replace him. Trotz moved pageau to cizikas’ spot and had him take 43 of the game’s 76 face offs! He was on the ice multiple times for two second shifts.

Even though the islanders dominated Philly, the Flyers showed how to combat their defensive exits- by attempting to clog up the boards. But, the Lightning have executed far better than the flyers because they’re faster and bigger. Plus, Hedman is absolutely terrifying.

Anyway, the Isles aren’t out of it. They can definitely beat the better team on Thursday. All they need to do is pray that Point remains injured and play perfectly. I hope they do,too.

If the Isles advance to the cup final, they won’t have to face lehner and deal with the shame of letting him go.

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Tampa vs Islanders is on NBCSN.  Islanders only have 6 shots throughout the first 32 minutes of the game!  That’s over half the game! 

Tanpa is sitting at 26 shots.  Varlamov is keeping the Isles in this.

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this graphic was before game 5, Khudobin now has 551 saves.

Sometimes it’s about riding a hot goalie all the way to the cup. 

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Tampa vs Dallas is going to be interesting!

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this graphic was before game 5, Khudobin now has 551 saves.

Sometimes it’s about riding a hot goalie all the way to the cup. 

Exactly!