The Official 2017-18 NHL Thread

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  1. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but at the same time I think Vegas played much better than they did Game 2. Having said that, I think both have another gear they could reach Game 4. Fleury definitely played better last night too. I expect Game 4 to be the best of the series for both teams.
     
  2. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

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    Vegas played a good game, no doubt, but it was indicative of how I thought the Caps would win this series. They don’t have the offense to overcome the Caps if the Caps suffocate them on D.
     
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    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Fall Out Boy performing outside before Game 4 Tonight in DC, giving the edge to the Golden Knights. :D
     
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    JetBlue Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised by this game at all. Had a feeling the Caps were going to snowball the momentum they brought into the game.
     
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    Despite a 3-1 lead, I think we will see a great game 5 with how much these teams clearly are not fond of each other.
     
  6. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    One win away, baby! That 1st Period was insane. The Golden Knights played really good. They came out flying. Yet trailed 3-0 after 1. I have literally witnessed that several times in past Capitals playoff games but the other way around. Then Vegas had a nice push in the 3rd to make it 4-2 before the Caps tacked on a couple goals to take the 6-2 win and 3-1 series lead. I agree @JetBlue, Game 5 will be a great game.

    One thing that pissed me off was Eddie O (Former Pens Coach and clear Caps hater) acting like the Caps were trying to run up the score up 5-2 by putting their Top PP unit out with a couple minutes left. I disagree 100%. This is the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas can score in flashes. You bury them if you can. If there was more time up 6-2 I would try to make it 7-2.

    Anyway, proud of the Caps. Great effort again. They won the Blue Jackets series in Columbus. They won the Penguins series in Pittsburgh. They would the Lightning series in Tampa. So they have a legitimate chance to win this series in Las Vegas, but it won't be easy.
     
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  7. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Looks like you just might get your wish, TDK, but I have a superstitious mind. Think Patrick Ewing finger roll. I'm still not over it.
     
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    Caps closing in on the win..

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  9. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, definitely just take it one game at a time. Rangers fans on here remember just a couple years ago in 2015, The Caps had a 3-1 series lead on the Rangers in the 2nd Round. It did not end well for me. :) I think this current team has learned from their past mistakes, but a series is never over until it is over.

    UNLESS you look at my posts in the NBA thread, where I feel the series is over. :D
     
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    Looking like it's finally the Caps year.

    They deserve it. Facing the Penguins and Lightning, they had the toughest road to the Cup.
     
  11. The Dark Knight

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    Monday night was an amazing feeling to take a 3-1 series lead, but yesterday and today feel like they are taking forever. Can't wait for tomorrow night! Not sure which team the extra day helps more. Maybe Vegas so they can reset?

    Tom Wilson said something interesting today. Most Caps players have only talked about Game 5. They want to win Game 5. Treat it like another game. Etc. No talk about the Stanley Cup being so close. I like that approach. But Wilson said all he thinks about is the Cup. Pre-season, regular season, post-season, so being this close motivates him more and of course he is thinking about it. I actually like hearing that mindset too. Hopefully they can pull it off.
     
  12. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

    Damn, no wonder I say idiot so much. Must be ingrained in my subconscious.
     
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    BacktoQueens Well-Known Member

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    the 4th game is the hardest to win.
    I don't think they they'll take game 5, but hopefully for their sake they don't push this to 7, where anything could happen.
     
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  14. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Wow, what an exciting fast-paced game. I know TDK just wants it over with, but gimme another one. Score is 2 -2, but goal being challenged by the Caps. Don't think the interference call will be held up.
     
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    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    2 -2, 6:00 mins. left in the 2nd.
     
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    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    3 -2 Vegas. Great shot by Reilly Smith. Minor scrum after the goal.
     
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    Damn, that was a good game. I'm not a big hockey fan but I enjoyed this series. Grats Capitals!
     
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    Congrats TDK. Congrats to Ovechkin and the boys, paid their dues learned how to win.

    Ovechkin best sniper since Hull/Bure
     
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    Congrats TDK...glad it finally happened for Ovey
     
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  20. JetBlue

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    This was a great series. I only saw four of the games but they were all incredibly fun to watch.

    The Caps simply wanted it more; they played hard for every puck and that started with Ovechkin. I said it before the playoffs started that the Caps were my pick to win it all. It wasn’t a stroke of genius, I just didn’t think they’d lose to the Penguins a third time, and if they won that series I didn’t think anyone else could beat them. And you could see it in their play in the Finals that they expected to win.
     
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