The National Hockey League saw 3 Game 6's last night as we saw the Boston Bruins & Chicago Blackhawks are moving on to the 2nd Round.While Montreal's Halak made an amazing 53 of 54 saves to force a Game 7 in Washington D.C. as the Capitals & Canadiens will be playing on Wednesday Night.
Nashville & Chicago had a crazy first period where the Blackhawks were leading 4-3 after 20 minutes. All 5 goals from the Blackhawks came from different players as Patrick Kane & Jonathan Towes both scoring pretty early, other players including Duncan Keith & Patrick Sharp also scored to make it 4-3 Blackhawks as the 1st period continued to go back-and-fourth as the 1st period ended 4-3.
Then the 2nd & 3rd periods turned into both teams getting desperate. The 2nd period saw the Blackhawks looking to pull away, but Predators goalie Patrick Rinne kept the Preds in the Game as the Blackhawks out-shot Nashville 16-4.
The 3rd period saw the tides turn as the Predators were looking to at least force OT or even comeback to win and save the Predators season as the SOG were 15-3 in favor of NSH, but Chicago Goalie Antti Nemi kept the Blackhawks up and John Madden put the game away with an empty net goal to win Game 6 & the Series 4-2.
As the Blackhawks put the Predators away in the first round away, it will be Chicago & Vancouver in the Western Conference Semifinals as we have the first confirmed 2nd Round Series. As for the other Western Conference Semifinals, it will be the San Jose Sharks against the winner of tonight's Game 7 between Phoenix & Detroit.
Boston ended what was a very physical series against the Buffalo Sabres as David Krejci scored twice in the game to win Game 6 to clinch the Series in 6 Games. With the Top Seeds in the East being in big trouble, it's defiantly possible that the Bruins could be getting home ice advantage for the 2nd Round with the 2nd seeded New Jersey Devils and 3rd seeded Buffalo Sabres out of the playoffs, also with the Capitals VS. Canadians going to Game 7 which will be played on Wednesday Night.
It was the first of 2 Game 7's in the AHL as the Chicago Wolves finally saw off the Milwaukee Admirals with a 2-1 win where the Wolves had to fight off after scoring twice in basically a minute-and-a-half. After the Wolves made it 2-0, Admirals goalie Mark Dekanich hang tough to keep the Admirals in the game despite getting out-shot 36-16 in the game.
Even though an Admirals goal by Marty Murray made it 2-1, the Admirals were able to hold on 2-1 to win the series in 7 games. It will be the Texas Stars VS. Chicago Wolves in the West Division Final with the Best-of-7 Series getting ready on Friday Night.
We made some history in the QMJHL as the St. John Seadogs ended the Series in 6 as the Seadogs used 3 & 4 goal periods to advance to the Championship Series against New Brunswick Arch rival Moncton Wildcats. This is the first time in QMJHL History that we are going to see an all Maritime Region Championship Series. No Schedule has been released yet for the QMJHL Final which will begin St. John later this week.
In the very tough NAHL South Division, the Bandits used a 4 goal 2nd period to end the Roadrunners season to win 5-0 as the Bandits will look to win the NAHL Robertson Cup for a 4th straight time.
The Tournament begins on May 4 as the Wenatchee Wild will be hosting this year and won the West Division as well. Bismarck, Traverse City & Fairbanks have also advanced to this year's Robertson Cup Championship.
Also tonight is a big night as we have Game 7 in Arizona as the Coyotes & Red Wings will determine who will play the San Jose Sharks. Also Rochester & Abbotsford have a Game 7 of their own with the winner playing the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL North Division Final.
The first of the Major Junior Championships gets underway with the OHL. It's the top Conference Seeds as the Barrie Colts will take on the Windsor Spitfires for the OHL Championship & a Memorial Cup Spot.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Washington Capitals 1 Montreal Canadians 4 (0-2, 0-0, 1-2)
Series Tied 3-3, Game 7 is on Wednesday Night
Buffalo Sabres 3 Boston Bruins 4 (0-1, 1-1, 2-2)
Boston Wins Series 4-2, The Bruins will await they Eastern Conference Semifinals Opponent.
Chicago Blackhawks 5 Nashville Predators 3 (4-3, 0-0, 1-0)
Chicago Wins Series 4-2, It will be the Chicago Blackhawks VS. Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference Semifinals.
AHL Calder Cup Playoffs
Milwaukee Admirals 1 Chicago Wolves 2 (0-2, 1-0, 0-0)
Chicago Wins Series 4-3, It will be the Texas Stars VS. Chicago Wolves in the West Division Final.
CHL Presidents Cup Playoffs
No Games on Monday Night, the Series resumes on Wednesday Night in Allen as the Allen Americans & Rapid City Rush are tied 1-1 in the Championship.
Major Junior Memorial Cup Playoffs
Western Hockey League
No Games on Monday Night. The WHL Championship Series will begin on Friday Night between the Tri-City Americans VS. Calgary Hitmen
Ontario Hockey League
No Games on Monday Night. The OHL Championship Series will begin on Tuesday Night as the Windsor Spitfires VS. Barrie Colts will play for the OHL Title.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Victoriaville Tigers 1 St. John Seadogs 7 (0-3, 0-1, 1-3)
St. John Wins Series 4-2, It will be the St. John Seadogs VS. Moncton Wildcats in the QMJHL Championship.
U.S.A. Junior Scores
USHL Clark Cup Playoffs
No Games on Monday Night. The USHL Clark Cup Championship Series between the Green Bay Gamblers VS. Fargo Force will start on Friday Night.
NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs
St. Louis Bandits 5 Topeka Roadrunners 0 (1-0, 4-0, 0-0)
St. Louis Bandits win Series 3-2, The Bandits have advanced to the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament Which Begins on May 4 with the Bismarck Bobcats, Traverse City North Stars, Wenatchee Wild & Fairbanks Ice Dogs
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