Wow! Did the second round kick my butt or what? Four series played, only one guessed right and that was Vancouver-Nashville.
One would figure that since Boston hasnít made it past the second round since 1992, when I was EIGHT, that it would never make it again. Yet here they are after knocking off last yearís Eastern representative, Philadelphia in four straight facing a team that I thought would get bounced in the first round in Tampa Bay. And the Bolts were oh so close to going home early too, falling behind Pittsburgh 3-1 before winning three in a row and are now winners of seven straight.
The Skinny: So both Boston and Tampa Bay have been waiting a long time, since last Thursday and Wednesday respectively, riding the hot hand of goaltenders Tim Thomas, 37 and Dwayne Roloson, 41. Who would have thunk it? Certainly not me, but the Washington Capitals proved once again, never bet on the Washington Capitals.