#1 New York Rangers / #8 Ottawa Senators
Rangers lead series 2-1 after a 1-0 win
Of course it was a 1-0 win. With Henrik Lundqvist, we aren't even surprised anymore. We were waiting for this game to happen.
And Lundqvist had 39 saves. 39, 3-9, one more than 38 and one less than 40. 39. Anderson had 22 saves. 39.
Brian Boyle scored the only goal for the Rangers.
#2 Boston Bruins / #7 Washington Capitals
Bruins lead series 2-1 after a 4-3 win in the Verizon Center
There was finally more than one goal scored in this series and we couldn't believe it was happening.
The game was tied pretty much the whole game until the third period and the Bruins took the lead on a Brian Rolston goal.
Then Brooks Laich tied the game and it looked back for the Bruins until Chara scored with under two minutes to play.
It was an energetic and exciting game in the series. Finally.
#2 St. Louis Blues / #7 San Jose Sharks
Blues lead series 2-1 after a 4-3 win at the Shark Tank
Andy McDonald was the story of the game with a hand in every goal (1g, 3a) that the Blues scored.
The game was 4-1 until the third and the Sharks scored twice to put the fear into the Blues. Joe Thornton was a beast in the third period for the Sharks.
But it wasn't enough. The Blues held strong defensively and won the game by one goal.