At the beginning of this shortened NHL season, if I had told you that the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs would be playing a game against each other in the middle of April with serious playoff implications, you would have called me a brain dead moron and then asked me why I was rooting around in your bushes (I was using binoculars to look away from your windows, not into them, I swear).
But here we are, two weeks left in the season and The Canadiens are in first place in the Northeast division (2nd seed in the Eastern Conference) while the Leafs find themselves sitting 5th in the East.
Ceremonial faceoffs are usually a thing I don’t pay a lot of attention to. This one was actually kind of cool. I don’t know if it was the jerseys or Cyclone Taylor’s grandson (best name) but I enjoyed it.
Charlie Coyle got his first NHL goal tonight which is always pretty cool as it’s something I will never do. Unless something changes drastically. I’ll get back to you. Anyway, congrats, Charlie Coyle. See? Something did happen in the Flames/Wild game.
Holy comeback, Oilers. The team I like to make fun of for no real reason came back from being down 4-1 to win 6-4 with silly face down there picking up the winner with less than 2 minutes to go. But Jordan Eberle scored the tying goal. And he’s Jordan Eberle. So he’s getting video’d. Cause he’s Eberle.