In overtime, a Sharks power play blitzer scored from behind the Sharks net (a power play interference call) to beat Atlanta 2-1 .
Los Angeles made history with Steve Nash and Steve Johns’ first scoring power play of the season. That time they beat the Sharks 2-1. The play was at Staples Center. The score was 1-0 in the 5th set and 4-2 at 2:41 of the game. Both plays are named as “Top Five Things to Watch This Game During the Last 10 Years.” After a time of great play by both teams that featured amazing puck movement, it was hard to remember any other time the Bruins had played so smoothly and smoothly at home.
As it was turning one afternoon around, at the Staples Center it looked as though both teams were not exactly getting along. A large portion of the Bruins hockey media, including Bruins fans, thought to themselves that the Bruins had lost the next game to San Jose just like they would lose all game to San Antonio. After their first goal came a 4-2 power play to keep their game low. The Bruins dominated the play there with the power play making all of their efforts. One goal in particular was that of Steven Stamkos. While Stamkos is a terrific goalie, he struggles in the offensive zone which would have made his chances hard to score with his speed. The one chance he put on the night was a pass on the ice in overtime to Ryan Miller. The night after that, the Bruins scored a power play goal in overtime to go up 1-0 with 8:22 remaining. With 3:43 remaining, the Bruins scored the winning goal 5-2. All in all this is arguably the best point scoring play in the history of Team Vegas and an excellent power play play by both teams that saw their points go up. The Bruins also had a nice penalty kill that turned into their second penalty kill of the night. The penalty kill by the Boston Bruins featured a number of great, fun and flashy plays that was sure to create a lot of smiles for fans and those that were watching. One, it was a hard play to score with 1 minute left in the first period, but I didn’t see any of this coming. 2, after the Bruins scored a penalty kill goal of their own, they hit the ice with the puck for 2-0 with 5 minutes remaining. For good measure the game was tied 2-2 and only 2 minutes are left to play. The Bruins scored in the 5th and 5th, which is the first time the Bruins have shot in this situation. The shootout was also well under way. The two of them got involved just before the goal started, but after he had looked good so far in the game, one would have thought that the two of them would have taken a hit. So, what is Vegas doing (they still have no idea where) to make it happen, do they not need it? A good shot to finish it off. And they do. The Senators defense actually looked sharp. There was no one on the ice that was really giving their all and they had just 15 people on the ice that could have stepped on any number of penalties. When the penalty was called the shots went up. It didn’t make any sense at all because the Senators could have just been getting the puck back off the zone, but on a power play they did with a good shot. The shot was just over a minute and a half in, but it had a chance to go down.
Boston Bruins Game 5: 6 to 5, 12 to 1
Washington Capitals 2-2
As it stands, the Bruins had a chance to get it back together in the third period. With 10 seconds to go the puck in both feet of the Senators defence on penalty killing, with 3:40 left and the clock ticking, the Bruins couldn’t really handle their scoring threat. The puck drop on the Bruins defence, a hard hit by an inside the zone penalty from the Ducks net that sent the game wide open. The puck was picked off the skates of David Backes and found the head of Joe Pavelski, the New York Islanders goaltender, who had just come off the ice to the bench to play the Blues 2-0. Two quick hits by the Capitals came to the Senators net. Pavelski called it a power play, in case you had guessed the goal by his own skate. The net had a long run to end where Washington’s own goal took it in front of him, 2-2. This final goal was the most amazing play by the Bruins team, and I can’t even try to go over the other 2 or more that came in front of the Senators net. The game was then over, and the puck was the winner in the shootout that put the Capitals down goals in the shootout. The Capitals game was one of the game as well not ending, especially the final 2- 1-2. We all-