I realize that the NHL has Center Ice and part of their sales pitch is that you get some out of market Stanley Cup playoff games. But personally I think they'd be better served to not include the playoffs as part of that and instead broadcast playoff games (at least the 1st and 2nd round) online for free like they do during March Madness. Just an idea...
For those of you with DirecTV, channel 604 apparently is commercial free... when VS goes to commercial, 604 shows them recording their interviews to be aired when they come back live.
Can you back it up there Brenda. Now 604 went dark.
Samuelsson's goal was NHL 09 cheese! As soon as he scored that I thought of the cheesers. LOL!
Detroit isn't showing the consistent dominance that they seemed to during the regular season. I am going to believe that it is a rust factor from such a long break between series'. But I know that I am in denial and that the Ducks are just good. Crap.
Oh! And wtf is with the announcers thinking that the Ducks are happy about that fight between Beauchimin and Kopecky(?)?. I mean... If I coached the Ducks I'd be pissed. We lose a reliable d-man for... Kopecky?... I know Kopecky is good but... really?!?. I'd yell at Beauchemin for that one.
But yeah, I guess the Ducks get that ephemeral "momentum shift". Lets see what happens.... (prediction: nothing)