Archive for May 3rd, 2012

Why did the song have to end, Soupy?

- May 3rd, 2012

Okay, so the headline is an inside joke.
But watching the Capitals and Rangers play three overtime periods Wednesday night, where you like me in hoping they’d go to a fourth? And a fifth? And a sixth…?
I don’t know, I always think that maybe I’m gonna get to see some type of history in the making in these things. Like 11 overtimes of sudden death or something. I mean, Ryan McDonagh only played 53 minutes and 17 seconds. What would he have looked after 100 minutes? How many shots would he have blocked by then? He was already halfway to 16.
Anyway, I would have never picked Marian Gaborik to end things, even though he was the Rangers top goal scorer in the regular season. That was his first in the playoffs since Game 1 against the Senators.
For a guy who earns a team-leading salary of $7.5 million, he’s not exactly what you’d call a big game player.
And who wouldn’t have bet that the Nashville Predators would rally without the boozin twins, A. Radulov and A. Kostitsyn? Think Barry Trotz will re-instate them for Game 4?
I wouldn’t.