Hawks Win, Caps-Pens Thriller

Some great hockey last night.  The Capitals and Penguins are delivering on every level.  Fun, exciting hockey and close, close games.  Last night’s was the third game to go to overtime.  Dave Steckel‘s game-winner forces a game seven.  May game seven also go into overtime.  Good for hockey fans, good for the defibrillator industry.

The Blackhawks took game six and the series from the Canucks.  A game that gradually turned into an 80s-style shootout, was a blast to watch.  The Western Conference finals should be good no matter which opponent Chicago winds up with.  Anaheim will continue the rough road to the Cup for the Hawks, while a series against Detroit could reignite one of the NHL’s oldest rivalries.

Brashear’s Caps days done?

Shelly Anderson drops this rumor about Donald Brashear in her latest chat transcript:

Winger and enforcer Donald Brashear has completed his six-game NHL suspension and was part of the morning skate today, but Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said yesterday he doesn’t see how he could work Brashear into the lineup for a game like this. He’s the type of player you might want to use early in a series that you expect will be physical. Word in Washington is that Brashear might very well have played his last game as a Capital, regardless of whether the team can come back to beat the Penguins.

Brash has become very popular very fast in his three years in DC.  He’s played 220 games, accumulating 25 points and 37 fighting majors during that time.

Videos added

Scott Walker vs Aaron Ward May 10, 2009
Tim Conboy vs Mark Stuart May 10, 2009
Dale Kushner vs Steve Thomas Feb 1, 1992
Kent Huskins vs Ben Guite Feb 12, 2008
Ryan Getzlaf vs Ian Laperriere Feb 12, 2008
Brian Sutherby vs Cody McLeod Feb 12, 2008

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