New York Against a Wall
Both the New York Islanders and New York Rangers are down 3-2 in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, respectively. Game 6 is a home game for both New York teams and the NY metro area could cease to have a home team within a day without a win.
Both of the Isles-Pens games on Long Island were close games, with the score teetering back and forth. Will we see more of that, or can the Penguins re-create game 1 & 5 on the road?
The home team has won every game in the Rangers-Caps series so far, giving a hint of a game 7 on Monday.
Prust pops his rib back into place
It was in the corridor leading to the Canadiens dressing room that it occurred to him he might have a separated rib.
So Prust pressed his palms against his rib cage and, with as much force as he could muster, he pressed, popping the rib mostly back into place.
“And the pain kinda went away,” he said Friday afternoon, saying over the phone that the discomfort he was feeling at that instant was because his girlfriend, Marie-Pier Morin, had him out at the mall, furniture shopping.
“If we were still alive (in the playoffs), I’d be in my Ottawa hotel room right now, relaxing, not frickin’ out shopping all day,” he added with a laugh.
The incident that remains Evgeni Malkin vs Travis Hamonic hasn't been changed by the league. As fighting majors there was surprisingly no third man in. As could-be there would have been additional minors or at least misconducts. Perhaps it'll stay as-is, but an edit later on still wouldn't surprise me.