NHL Playoffs Open Thread 4/22/2016

Happy Hockey Weekend!

With the Detroit Red Wings being unceremoniously dumped out of the playoffs by the Lightning, the curtain comes down on the NHL career of one of the greats of this era - Pavel Datsyuk. Celebrate his legacy with this compilation from a couple of years ago of his top ten goals.

Did I hear "more dangle"? Here's another video before we resume normal service.

Also last night, defending champions Blackhawks stayed alive with a Patrick Kane winner in double-overtime against the Blues, the series is now 3-2 to St. Louis and headed back to the Windy City. The Penguins whitewashed the Rangers to go up 3-1 and the Ducks and Predators are now tied at two.

Tonight at 7pm the Capitals are at home looking to end the series against the Flyers. Then at 8pm the Islanders are at the Panthers with the series tied 2-2. Moving to the Western Conference, the Stars and the Sharks will attempt to finish their 3-1 series, against the Wild and the Kings respectively.

Join us for a chat, and have a great weekend!