Most hockey fans will tell you that there is nothing like playoff hockey. Any game can change in an instant by one single shot. With the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coming to a close, let’s take a look at tonight closing games.
- Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadians – Game 6
Monday, May 12 at 7:30pm EST on NBC Sports Network
Two of the original six teams in the NHL have not disappointed in this series. This is the 34th time these two have fought each other in the playoffs, which is also an NHL record! Let’s mention that two of the five games going into overtime (one went into double OT!). But, Boston was able to take a 3-2 lead on their home ice this weekend with a very impressive win and now look to close out this series in Montreal. The Bruins do have all of the momentum going into Montreal especially winning the past two games but expect the Canadians to bring everything they got tonight! They certainly do not want to lose on their home ice, especially against a rival like the Boston Bruins.
- Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks – Game 5
Monday, May 12 at 10:00pm EST on NBC Sports Network
Both teams sure do not like to play on their home ice. The Kings took the first two games in Anaheim against the Ducks. The Ducks return the favor by taking the next two games in Los Angeles. This sets up a pivotal Game 5 between both teams. The winner will have a 3-2 advantage going forward in the series and close to 80% of teams leading 3-2, go on to win the series outright! There shouldn’t be any doubt that Jonathan Quick will be back in net for the Kings for Game 5. But how about the 20 year old AHL call up John Gibson for the Ducks? Gibson had an incredible game in Game 4 making 28 saves for his team as the Ducks shut out the Kings. Let’s wait and see what this game has to offer.
Boston will look to close out their series tonight while the Canadians have already showed us what they are capable of. But let’s not forget about the Freeway Face-Off, where one team can put themselves in a great position to move on to the Western Conference Finals. We will find out tonight.
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