So both of the conference finals have become mostly one-sided. Not that Montreal or San Jose have not shown effort, but Philadelphia and Chicago have taken control of their destinies. As I type this right now the Chicago Blackhawks have come back to tie game 4 at 2-2, with a 3-0 series lead over the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks came out and started the game good, even getting a short-handed goal to make it 2-0 early in the 2nd period. But Chicago has not stopped getting pucks at the net once they got going and have tied the game up as we are now in the 2nd Intermission. The Sharks have been in this series for the most part, as two of the three games could have gone either way and this game is tied heading into the 3rd. But it just seems that when the Blackhawks need a bounce or energy play that they are getting it. One goal goes off of a San Jose player in front and the other just fooled Nabokov. It just does not look like San Jose can win this series. Other then Marleau there is very little coming from their top names offensively, Nabokov is good but not a game changer, and they can not seem to keep it together when they do get any good momentum. It is still a 2-2 game, but even if they win today I only give them about a 2% chance of winning this series.
On the Eastern Conference front, the Philadelphia Flyers won yesterday 3-0 to take a 3-1 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens as the series now goes back to Philly for game 5. I did not get to see any of the game yesterday, but when you have been shutout 3 out of 4 games so far in the series then things are not looking good. Leighton returned to form after giving up a lot in game 3, and again is able to stop the Canadien’s attack. The Flyers now go back home where they outscored the Canadiens 9-0 in the first two games. Not looking too good for Montreal right now.
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