Stanley Cup Finals
WE HAVE A SERIES! The New Jersey Devils have climb back from being down 3-0 in the series to make it 3-2. A win on Monday and we have a game 7. If the Devils climb all the way back would this collapse by the Los Angeles Kings be considered the worst collapse in NHL history? What about all of sports?
Martin Brodeur was Mr. Clutch last night. Itís downright scary how good this guy really is. My gut feeling is that he is going to retire after this season. Just the way he was talking last night and trying to make an effort to get his dad out to games. I think he is making sure his family sees his final games in person. Just my opinion.
Fantasy owners take note, if you own Bryce Salvador trade him immediately. His value will never, ever be this high ever again! He has four goals and 14 points in 23 playoff games, to go along with 51 hits, 33 blocked shots, a game winning goal and 29 shots on goal. To put that into perspective, if he were to continue this pace over an 82 game season he would have 14 goals, 50 points, 182 hits, 118 blocked shots and 103 shots on goal. Trade him NOW!
Calder Cup Finals
WE HAVE A CHAMPION! The Norfolk Admirals laid an absolute beating on the Toronto Marlies in game four. They put 32 shots on net and won the game 6-1.
Tyler Johnson and Cory Conacher both finished the game with four points each. The overtime hero from game three, Mike Kostka scored two goals, including the game and championship winner.
Dustin Tokarski is proving to be a clutch goaltender who wins championships. He won the Memorial Cup with the Spokane Chiefs, World Junior Hockey Championship with Team Canada and now a Calder Cup with Norfolk. Next on his list would be the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Alexandre Picard was named Calder Cup MVP as he scored nine goals and 16 points in 18 playoff games.
Norfolk won itís first championship of their franchise and did it in style as they went on a 43-3 run, which included a 28 game-winning streak. That is impressive!
Evgeni Malkin Starts Collecting Trophies
Malkin won the Valeri Kharlamov Trophy, which is an NHL award given to the most valuable Russian NHL player. First off, I had no idea the NHL was given out MVP awards based on country of birth, how many more of these are we going to hear about? Secondly, why announce this now? The Devils and Kings are locked in a very tight and somewhat exciting Stanley Cup Finals why distract from that?
This Trophy was established by Sovetsky Sport in 2002 and is voted on by all active Russian NHL players, this is Malkinís first time winning. Other winners include Sergei Fedorov who was the inaugural winner; Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk have both won the Trophy once. Alexander Ovechkin won the Trophy five straight years between 2006 and 2010.
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