(Blackhawks 6, Canucks 3)
-At what point do we start calling the Chicago Blackhawks the “comeback kids” of these playoffs? If I heard correctly, Saturday night was the sixth time they’d come back from a two-goal deficit. In game one, they battled back from down 3-0 before losing 5-3, in game two they were down 2-0 before scoring five unanswered. If I’m Vancouver, that’s something to be worried about. The matchup to watch for the rest of the series is Dustin Byfuglien versus…well, the entire Canucks team. I really like how that guy plays!
-Right off the bat in game one, it looked like the Pens were going to wipe the floor with Washington, but the Capitals found their stride after the initial onslaught and didn't ease up when Pittsburgh tied the game at two each in the second period. The centerpieces of this series, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, both scored, but it was Ovie’s boys that pulled out the "W." This series is going to be awesome. Simeon Varlamov let in one weak goal, but looked great otherwise. The true test will be how they play in Pittsburgh.
-In the other game on Friday, the Bruins thumped the Hurricanes 4-1. Utter domination from start to finish -- the Bruins scored early, capitalized on turnovers and basically looked the part of the number one seed in the East. Then again, Carolina bounced back against the Devils.