NHL Playoffs - Day 1

So yesterday was day 1 of the 2008 "Quest for the Cup", and it turned out to be kind of a shitty day. While the Sens/Pens game started at 4pm PST, I had to work until after 5. So I went to the Sens website, grabbed the link to live streaming radio, and plugged in my headphones ... just as Gary Roberts scored (at 1:08). To be honest, the game went downhill from there. At 12:28 of the 1st, Petr Sykora gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead, followed by a Malkin goal at 13:58 of the 3rd, and a second Gary Roberts goal (WTF?) at 18:25 of the final frame. Final score: OTT 0 - PTT 4.

To be fair, it could've been a lot worse. Pittsburgh had 35 shots on goal, and Gerber making 31 saves is decent in my books.

In "Series I don't care about" news, The Rangers beat the Devils 4-1, thanks to a 3-goal 3rd period.

The West had Colorado over Minnesota 3-2 in 1OT, with the game winner scored by Burnaby Joe at 11:11.

And finally, the other series that I'll be watching closely featured a scrappy Calgary Flames coming up roses against the streaking San Jose Sharks, with a 3-2 win. Yelle had 2 goals for CAL, with Phaneuf getting the third. Both San Jose goals came from Ryan Clowe, which means that 40% of his 2007-2008 goals have now come in the playoffs.