MLHS Morning Mashup: Double Down


Going down by three goals heading into the third period of a hockey goal is usually the surefire recipe for failure. Not on this night. Similar to the San Jose/Los Angeles bout on Tuesday, a big lead seemingly blew away in the wind as the Capitals fought back to tie the game 3-3 with the Rangers to force overtime.

The Capitals had to be more than a little anxious given their recently rocky playoff history but this comeback and the character it exemplified could be a crowning moment for the Capitals in their quest to get over the post-season hump.

The first week of the NHL playoffs has been filled with several exciting showcases, but there is nothing better than witnessing the heart and soul exuded by players every shift in a game that goes to multiple overtime periods. Last night we were lucky enough to witness two double OT affairs unfolding simultaneously on different networks; the first time two games have lasted that long on the same night since 2003.

Links after the jump

Leafs Links:

Toronto’s three kings state their case

Toronto Sun story looking at the similarities between the big three in Toronto; Leafs, Jays and Raptors.

Salming On Hitting 60 & His Rise To The NHL

Mike Ulmer looks at Salming’s career with the Leafs and his thoughts on turning 60.

Playoff Links:

Sabres sneak past Flyers

Ryan Miller makes 35 saves in the Sabres 1-0 shutout of Philadelphia.

Canadiens’ Carey Price gets his game back

Price has experienced a career resurgence this season in Montreal.

Gillis, Yzerman and Poile up for GM of the year award

Three very deserving candidates for the top managerial award.

Bettman says NHL continuing to keep Coyotes in Phoenix

The commissioner denies reports of the Coyotes moving to Winnipeg this summer.

Ex NHLer Peter Forsberg named assistant GM of Swedish club

Forsberg moves up to the front office alongside former teammate Markus Naslund, who is the GM of Modo.

Your Say:

Will the Canucks close out the series tonight against Chicago? How will the Canadiens respond after losing to Boston at the Bell Centre on Tuesday?

Joe Cino will have his first installment of a “statistical review” series coming up this afternoon.